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Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by Jigawatt, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Jigawatt

    Jigawatt Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
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    77
    Oct 19, 2016
    UK
    IMG_3608.JPG Following on from my last thread, with the sale of my Jagstang I went ahead and ordered the last maple necked standard I could find that wasn't purple or something.

    The equivalent of the smokey bacon flavour crisps left in the multi pack.... no offence purple guitar owners.

    Anyway, it's black, I wasn't sure I really wanted a black one but in the flesh it's nice. Especially that the guard is parchment.

    The pickups (twisted tele and broadcaster custom shop) are super nice. A bit higher output and brighter than my pinky (the benchmark) with its toneriders. I'll have to see how I get on with them.

    Having always had AVRIs or vintage spec guitars I always wanted a standard and as they were disappearing I thought I'd get one of the last. It doesn't disappoint in build quality. It definitely feels expensive and solid.

    Compared to pinky, who's neck is a 96 Mexican, no idea what radius it is and has thinner frets, it's definitely harder to bend the high E string.
    Any experts have ideas of what can cause this? They're both on 10's, I use 11's on strats so I'm no stranger to a tough bend. The culmination of different parts and saddles maybe.

    I'll stop talking now.
    Overall I'm happy. It's real nice, it's just not pink is all.
     

  2. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    that's a classic looking Tele right there. Really nice. Congrats!
     
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  3. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

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    May 7, 2014
    UK
    Great looking Tele, congratulations! :thumb:
     
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  4. Thin69

    Thin69 Strat-Talker

    472
    Nov 16, 2009
    Galveston, TX
    Congrats, sharp looking guitar!
     
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  5. stratcpo

    stratcpo Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    64
    Jan 19, 2010
    south texas USA
    Oh man, that is nice. Congrats. ENJOY!!!
     
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  6. Cerb

    Cerb Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    37
    Jan 22, 2016
    Sweden
    Very nice! HNGD!
     
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  7. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    HNGD!

    Man, being spoilt for choice in purple guitars, that'd be something...
    Although I did buy a black guitar this week and I do see the appeal.
     
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  8. Jigawatt

    Jigawatt Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
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    77
    Oct 19, 2016
    UK
    Thanks guys. I'm pleased with it. It's finished so well. Ive been playing with my amp this evening. Loads of sustain with an acoustic like ring. I really like the twisted tele pickup.

    Back on the high tension E string, I didn't mention earlier. When I first played it out of the box. I gave it a good bend and it snapped on me. Straight away. I don't generally break strings. It snapped at the tuner.
    Not really a problem I changed the strings added a bit of tilt and a quick set up first thing anyway. They're probably old strings that have sat on the guitar for 2 years (it's a 15).
     

  9. Jamie_H

    Jamie_H Strat-Talker

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    Jan 22, 2014
    Louisiana

  10. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Nice looking Tele. I like black Teles, especially with black guards, but that parchment guard looks good.

    HNGD!:thumb:
     

  11. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Aug 28, 2014
    Colorado
    Nothing wrong with black. I would play that anyday.
     

  12. joebloggs

    joebloggs Strat-Talk Member

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    Jun 18, 2017
    Canada