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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by StratSounds, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. StratSounds

    StratSounds Senior Stratmaster

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    New tele day. Actually it arrived late last Tuesday, but I got wrapped up playing it that night and 9-11 didn’t seem like a good time for a NGD post. Anyway, finally getting around to it.

    Gotta give a shout out to @vid1900 and his PSAs or I wouldn’t have purchased this guitar. I’m a long time strat guy who’s never owned a tele, but a friend I play guitars with has a couple and I’ve been wanting to add one to the fold for a few years.

    It’s also the first G&L I’ve ever played and I have to say that I’m impressed with how this one played right out of the box. A box that arrived from a very cool address I might add, see photo below. A quick once over and quick tune up and I was off to the races.

    Action is pretty much how I like it on my strats, a little high, the fret ends are good, intonation good, and the satin finish on the neck is silky smooth. The pickups are pretty well balanced volume wise so I doubt I’ll even mess with the pickup height. They sound great too, the single has that classic tele bite and the middle position sounds great too. I really dig the individual brass barrel saddles with black hardware and the blue sparkle paint job is flawless as far as I can tell. It definitely has an eye candy factor. Anyway, I’ll stop spewing about it, but it’s a keeper.

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  2. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    Very nice, congrats.
     
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  3. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Looks sweet HNTD !!!
     
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    rocknrollrich Most Honored Senior Member

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    I really dig the color!
    Nice looking guitar, congrats
     
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    Deathray Senior Stratmaster

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    Great color, congrats!
     
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    Batstrat Strat-Talker

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    Awesome
     
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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    G&L ! Happy Snow Shovel Day!
     
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    hornpiper Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice. Dig the color too.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    I find it... pleasing.
     
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  10. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    Congrats...I almost got one, but I just bought a different guitar a week before Vid’s PSA. HNTD!
     
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  11. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful! What are the specs on that one?
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    Every stable needs a Tele:thumb:
     
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  13. Omar

    Omar ✪✪ Miserable Old Curmudgeon ✪✪

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    G&L :thumb: Do you like the HB? Does it sound good?

    HNGD!
     
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  14. StratSounds

    StratSounds Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks! If you pull up the PSA post from @vid1900 about this guitar, his link will get you to the specs. Can’t give you anything off the top of my head, like neck radius, I just know it feels good for me and the satin finish is super smooth.

    Thanks Omar. It is a little on the dark side, as some of the reviewers for this guitar have mentioned, but rolling the tone knob all the way up and backing off the bass a little at the amp had it sounding nice. I need to spend some more time playing the humbucker alone to dial in the settings that sound best. I’ve mostly played it in the bridge and middle positions so far. I can report that the bridge together with the humbucker sounds very good.
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Dougeryb Strat-O-Master

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    Sweet! HNTD! Im flying high on a NTD as well, love the sonic range on the Tele.
     
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