Pawn shop grab

Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by Lonn, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Full thickness body, fat ebony neck, locking tuners. Not sure what the pickup is because I’m trying to get the set up dialed in a little better before pulling the strings off and putting my own on. Whoever assembled it apparently got a little careless when drilling the pilot holes for the neck screws because they went through the fretboard at the 21st fret lol. Apparently whoever put it together also never played it. Works for me. 5.8 lbs.

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  2. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Nice grab. I love ebony fretboards.
     
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    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    That's a punk guitar bro.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Enough that you took mine! Lol
     
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  5. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    I got the set up to a reasonable place and took the strings off to check the pick up. It’s nothing special but it sounds good so I’m going to leave it for now. I went ahead and gave the frets a good polish and put a little bit of lemon oil on the ebony and boy does it look great.

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  6. henderman

    henderman Dr. Stratster

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    ebony sanding dust and superglue will make a 100% invisible repair.
     
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    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    No neck pickup? For playing Polynesian music?
     
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    Danny D Strat-O-Master

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    What did you use to polish the frets? That's a pawn shop prize for sure.
     
  9. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Try as I might I can't see any damage to the 21st fret.
     
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    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    SonOfLerome Senior Stratmaster

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  12. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    I use 0000 steel wool.
     
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  13. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

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    Love that! Very cool looking!
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    SHHHHHHH! Don't tell the secret that will get the internet Gooberoos wound up!
     
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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    Get a snakehead neck for it and you'll have a clone of the earliest Fender guitar.

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  16. T-Rey

    T-Rey Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    How could you not do that?!?
     
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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    elegant
     
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    eclecticsynergy Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice score.
     
  19. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Hmm. I know I had seen this type guitar somewhere but the current headstock threw me.
     
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    nifnof70 Strat-Talker

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    I like it!

    Clean, simple and to the point.