Vince Gill, Telecasters and the Englishman

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by dafreeze, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    A few weeks ago our resident artist up in Motown offered a lightweight guitar build, willing to throw in a Tele neck, scratch plate and pup in the deal.

    I’ve got one of his builds, a Jupiter Thunderbird Billy Bo, have been thinking about a second Tele and was quick to take him up on it.

    I don’t have any vintage guitars (although a 35 year old 175 is en route) and am not necessarily a fan of relics but immediately thought of Vince Gills beloved ‘53 and figured wth.

    David’s okayed me sharing the details.

    Here’s the target and the progress to date;

    Note, this is a Fender neck but I asked David to refinish the front of the headstock for the sake of authenticity...as authentic as a relic’d replica can be

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  2. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    I managed to get a good deal on a used Tele case I had sent to David...may need to drag it behind my truck for a bit

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    Those are brand new Fender parts David worked his magic on and he recommended these pickups, which are pretty Slick...

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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  4. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    898
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    What can be said that has not been said. The MASTER Builder.
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Ohhh, I've got a good feeling about this one.
     
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  6. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    There is no such thing as owning too many Teles! Enjoy, my friend!
     
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  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    It's gonna be great, i was just playing my Eman 12 last night and loving it.
     
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  8. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    :)

    Thanks Larry!
     
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  9. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    From the Englishman’s pm;

    More progress. Clear going on the body. Enough amber on the headstock and clearnext for that.

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    Who dares, wins.
     
  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Great project and excellent work by David as always. Once I clear the current backlog of projects, I've got another to send to Eman Guitars.
     
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  11. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Excellent and you’re not going to believe what I’m thinking of next...think Junior Brown
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Guit-steel? Now that would be something!
     
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  13. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Perhaps a little much...

    From David’s PM;

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  14. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

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    And got the electrics installed and working. Still have a lot of work on the body to do. Right at 7 pounds now.

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  15. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Gretschie

    278
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    thats nice!

    I love rosewood freboard more, but I wont mind having a maple neck with a tint like that!
     
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  16. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Good job! I really like this one.
     
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  18. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Looks Fab! Congrats to both of you...Awesome job @englishman
     
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