Twang Cat!

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  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    8D5A2319-6F12-4AB1-91A0-94CB6931A1A6.jpeg A mid-90s James Burton signature Tele SIGNED by doggone James Burton and JERRY LEE “Flippin” LEWIS?!?

    Had to have it. Just got it back from being clear coated(to protect the signatures so I can use the guitar!). Installed a new ashtray bridge, pickguard, and matching Strap. I think this is the easiest playing Tele I’ve ever owned, and I’ve owned a bunch. What an incredible neck on this guitar.

    Behold in all her beauty - the Twang Cat!!
  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Okay, we have a winner!!!
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  3. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I think it is just a touch to understated :D

    Gotta love Teles, well done
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  4. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
    It's gone Tele' crazy on here lately.

    That's a seriously hot guitar!
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  5. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Awesome find, Tony!

    I have no doubt you'll do James and Jerry proud.
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    That’s “ The Killer “ ;)
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  7. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Oh wow!
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  8. Viking Power

    Viking Power Gretschie

    Jun 11, 2018
    Mountlake Terrace, WA
    I'm diggin' it. Congrats on a one of a kind tele!
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, it’s interesting!
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  10. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    Oh how am I going to sleep tonight???
    The strap and PG are really cool. Personally not much for sigs on a guitar, but where they are located, and with that subtle aging/fade, on a blonde, it is really nice!
    My wife frowns on leopard, but over the past 10 years I've been leaning towards it somewhere on a guitar.
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  11. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Nice! And some sweet aging to the color if the picture tells the truth.

    I think I'd have to get rid of the spots. They lead the eye away from the signatures.
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  12. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Whew, for a minute I thought it was autographed by Carole Baskin!
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  13. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    You can’t change a leopards spots.
    WOW on the guitar!!!
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  14. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations, that's a genuine piece of American history.
    Any clue about the circumstances in which they both signed the guitar?
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  15. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    That’s too cool!
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  16. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Apparently Jerry Lee was coming through Texas in the mid/late 90s and had James Burton playing guitar with him. The signing happened at a local music store and then the guitar was raffled off. The guy I bought it from has had it in his closet a long time. The aging is real, and the guitar is immaculate(though not for long!)! ;)
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  17. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

    Jan 9, 2013
    Wow. What a score. Congrats!
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That is sooooo great! Congrats, Tony. James Burton is one of the coolest guys I ever met on tour!
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  19. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    So how does it play?
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  20. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Although I like lots of guitars and compliment them... that one really is one of the coolest. I love how you cleared it and are going to actually play it too. Maybe it’s just me, think about how James is only one person away from knowing the King and the great stuff they recorded together. Twang Cat could almost be called Kings Cat. The leopard pickguard is so appropriate with Jerry Lee’s sig too... goodness gracious, great balls of fire!
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