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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by calebaaron666, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Haha yep!
    There will be some string holes visible by the floating bridge, whatever it doesn’t cover.
    Tracking says the bigsby will be here Tuesday. Once it’s here, we’ll be off and running!
     
  2. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Also watching with interest.
    I think that pickguard will look great - will give that Tele some much needed bling :)
     
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  3. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Looks ace!!!!
    Have fun with it…
     
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  4. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Age:
    72
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Have fun with the build. Fill be watching for progress reports.
     
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  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Beautifully relic’d and chopped, my B5 arrived today from the wilds of Canada!
    Thanx @Back in Black!
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  6. Back in Black

    Back in Black Country Gent

    Age:
    72
    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
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  7. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    If that thing plays as well as it looks, it's gonna be something.
     
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  9. Viking Power

    Viking Power Synchromatic

    575
    Jun 11, 2018
    Mountlake Terrace, WA
    I’m digging it man!
     
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  10. Back in Black

    Back in Black Country Gent

    Age:
    72
    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
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  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Here she is!
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    Sounds and plays great!
    My guy made a smaller shim than the standard Bigsby aluminum. I was skeptical about the lower break angle, but it’s fine. Even when I strum and pull, the strings stay in the bridge saddles.
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    This $40 GFS Filtertron sounds much better than any cheap pickup should. And with it so close to the bridge, it’s almost as spanky as my Esquire.

    It’s strung up with 10s at the moment. I’ll switch to 11s eventually.

    Very happy with it so far.
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  12. Marv666

    Marv666 Gretschie

    359
    Jul 26, 2020
    Germany
    Looks great!
    I'd love to hear it!
     
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  13. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Thanx!
    I’ll be playing at a few upcoming gigs.
    Hopefully someone will shoot some video.
     
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  14. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Badass man. I need a new Telly too.
     
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  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I’ve wanted both a thinline and a tele with a filtertron for a while. I was searching for “partscasters” on reverb, and I stumbled across this one. It seemed the prime candidate.
     
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  16. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Nice, i have most of a Strat to put together right now but if i can get this killer piece of redwood i've got milled down i might take Eman up on his build deal. Gonna do an Esquire with no front rout or pickguard.
     
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  17. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Looks fantastic!!! Very nice!!!
     
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  18. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Thanx Nigel!
    I’m pretty happy about it!

    … on an unrelated note, I sold the Tone Master Deluxe today so now I can get my 2008 Ford Escape fixed and not be broke afterward.
    I don’t miss the amp yet, but I’m sure I will soon.
     
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  19. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
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  20. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    That looks so rockin' with out a doubt the pick guard makes that guitar lol, love it.

    Who cares how it sounds when it looks like that.
     
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