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    Senior Member SFIV1967's Avatar
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    I own a 2012 Custom Shop Telecaster Pro (Pro for prototype) in Nocaster Blonde. It got a very light swamp ash body and a custom bridge. Pickups are Twisted Tele pickups, both handwound by Abigail Ybarra! I like this Tele very much as it has even unamplified a nice acoustic sound for just playing it at the couch.





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    Is that the guitar? Is that a top loader?

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    Custom shop Meadowbrook green Custom, '71 black thinline w/ single coils, two Buck Owens partscasters, and a blonde partscaster. Used to have a blonde Nash with a Fender decal and a blonde Nash Esquire, also with a fender decal. I think that covers it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guildedagain View Post
    Is that a top loader?
    I don't have pictures at hand right now, so I took them below from Carter Vintage. The strings are through the body, like the normal Telecaster.
    The bridge has no sidewalls, except at the bottom end.
    Also you see the neckplate and the wood there are differently shaped, to allow better access to higher frets.



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    Last edited by SFIV1967; 03-16-2019 at 06:14 PM.

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    See, it’s the killer pics that suck me in. And the idea of a broadcaster with huge knurled knobs appeals to me like crazy.

    I have an amp to restore. I’m not looking anymore.

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    Teles are my favorite solidbodies…pretty much the only solidbodies I played during the late '90s–2000s. I have an old blackguard (12/53 written on both neck & body, late '53 pots) that weighs a bit under 7 lbs. Pickups read 5.88 & 6.12KOhms respectively. The neck p'up is underwound for reasons unknown but sounds very clear & stringy as a result. The bridge pickup is raw & throaty…it can twang or roar depending on how I play. Selector switch wired "modern," original tone cap still in the control cavity but out of circuit ('70s era Orange Drop in circuit, original "mud" cap long gone). The guitar was gigged a lot by its original owner, and looks like it, but it's in terrific structural shape. Chunky neck, soft V profile.

    Other Teles: a featherweight '78 Thinline with wonderful Seth Lover-designed Wide Range pickups; an early '96 Cunetto-built Relic Nocaster with Duncan pickups (9K with 43 gauge wire bridge p'up) and a neck that took ages to settle down; a black '83 Fender Japan Squier that sounds killer with the tone knob backed off a little; and a recent & terrific-sounding/playing custom shop Tele-Jazzmaster mashup, white with green guard, that I got at a good price 'cuz they didn't sell very well.

    I also have an '86 G&L Broadcaster that, while Tele-shaped with two pickups, is an instrument unto itself. Three-piece soft maple body, slim neck with ebony fretboard, fab sounding Magnetic Field Design pickups. Acoustically it responds more like a particularly lively Les Paul than a Tele. Plugged in it delivers big & solid low end, beefier-than-Tele mids and ringy/twangy high end. These Broadcasters are generally on the heavy side but mine isn't too bad: right around 8 lbs.

    Once I finally get around to choosing an alternative to Photob****t for hosting, I'll post some pics. (There's at least one pic here of the '53 that might still be visible.)

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Once I finally get around to choosing an alternative to Photob****t for hosting, I'll post some pics. (There's at least one pic here of the '53 that might still be visible.)

    -Dave-
    You can use PB for free again, it’ll just have a watermark in the pic when you share on the forums.
    Chris

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    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, ‘60 SF II, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

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    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    You can use PB for free again, it’ll just have a watermark in the pic when you share on the forums.
    Yup. I do want to settle on a pic host that doesn't use watermarks, though.

    Last time I tried I was unable to find my post containing the '53 pic(s) via Advanced Search.

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Yup. I do want to settle on a pic host that doesn't use watermarks, though.

    Last time I tried I was unable to find my post containing the '53 pic(s) via Advanced Search.

    -Dave-
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    '69 Yamaha FG-110 (folks)
    '08 DV-6 (8th Street)
    '72 F-212XL (ex-idealassets - a nephew's)
    '83 D-35 (ex-Walking Man, Qvart) FOR SALE
    '93 JF4-12 (ex-grumpyguybill)
    '07 F-47R (ex-mikemo6string)
    '74 G-37 (ex-Gardman, Neal) FOR SALE
    '94 D-6 FOR SALE
    '61 F-40B (ex-Walking Man)
    GAD F-130R (ex-Killdeer43, Jeffcoop,) FOR SALE
    GAD-30 (ex-Killdeer43, Geoguy - with a different nephew)
    GAD D125-12 (ex-BoneDigger) FOR SALE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Yup. I do want to settle on a pic host that doesn't use watermarks, though.

    -Dave-
    In the FAQ I outlined how to use Wordpress for hosting for free, with no watermarks.

    http://letstalkguild.com/ltg/showthr...=1#post1784302
    Last edited by AcornHouse; 03-16-2019 at 08:30 PM.
    Chris

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    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, ‘60 SF II, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

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