NGD Tele Tuesday

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by J Bird, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. J Bird

    J Bird Gretschie

    Oh man, how could I pass this up?

    2010 CVC '60's Telecaster. So far, she sounds great through the Champ and luscious through the TR.
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, very nice!
     
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  3. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Sweet and congrats.

    Enjoy
     
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  4. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    67
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
  5. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    There is something really special about a Tele with a bound body. Classy, looks great!
     
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Tele-licious!
     
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  7. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on that fine looking Tele.
     
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  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats!
     
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  9. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'm not normally a burst fan but there is just something about the 60's teles with the binding that are just so nice.
    Congrats and enjoy.
     
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  10. Penguin Picker

    Penguin Picker Gretschie

    116
    Apr 2, 2021
    Canada
    Gorgeous. Great pictures too.

    I picked up a Vintera 50's Tele last summer. 35 years of playing and I'd never touched a Tele. They're incredibly versatile. I don't know what took me so long.

    I think they look great with binding, it just adds something "classy" to the look.
     
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    62
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Congratulations , she's a beauty
     
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  12. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

    Age:
    38
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    Congrats!

    Every household needs a Telecaster. At least one, because ... that certain sound that only a Telecaster can deliver ...
     
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  13. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    779
    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    That is a beauty!

    Enjoy it!
     
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  14. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    268
    Jun 29, 2020
    Bangalore
    What a beauty!

    Lovely pics... Enjoy...
     
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  15. J Bird

    J Bird Gretschie

    I finally did a thorough setup and wow, she plays like butter. Even before the fresh setup I was very satisfied, but now with lower action and a pickup height adjustment, she sings.

    I really like these vintage voiced pickups. My Mexican Tele with ceramic magnets sounds hard and doesn't have the character that these alnico v pickups have.

    I also love the neck, a pencil thin neck that I can strangle with one hand.

    There are a couple of issues, one is a static crackle when sliding on the pickguard. I glue-sticked half a dryer sheet to the underside, and a layer of aluminum foil, too. It was still crackling until I wiped the front side with a dryer sheet. Now I'm several hours of playing in with no crackle.

    The other issue is that the last fret is a smidge high so that the two frets below it don't fret cleanly on the high E string. It will need some attention, but I almost never find myself that far up the fretboard.

    Overall, I'm totally psyched with my new favorite guitar. I also now know how yummy vintage voiced pickups are!
     
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