My Schecter PT Vintage loaded with BareKnuckle Piledriver pickups RWRP set. Absolutely love it! Huge bridge tones, smooth neck tone, and a clear middle position. Super comfortable neck, even if it is a little thin. My workhorse guitar for about 90% of my recording or performing.
A lowly brown chinese Squier Tele that we stripped, painted hot pink, added a black esquire pickguard, black knobs, and a stacked, hot humbucker in the bridge.
She appears at 2:09 in this vid:
Extroverted in the extreme and not a guitar to hide behind, unless of course you're currently in 1987 and everyone is playing garish guitars.
Oh no Mr. Bill, don't let my girlfriend see that! lol. She will want to strip my black PRS and paint it pink. Seriously, that guitar looks sick. I love it. I do need to get her a pink one. Maybe I can do the same thing you did. How was it stripping and painting it? Thanks!
It wasn't too bad, i stripped it using gel paint stripper and then gave it to my dad who got one of his car-sprayer blokes to do it in his workshop, i imagine you could do the same thing with a can of acrylic and a steady hand.
Here's my MIM Telecaster Custom. Was my touring guitar for years so she's pretty beat up. Too much punk rock.
Sweet! At least it's beat up from real playing. I don't get those guitars that Fender makes with fake scratches and stuff. Lol. My strat has a nice ding from where my bass player ran into me and I ended up falling through my drummers
Kit. That one was earned. Lol.
I can't agree with your statement... "the new Fender guitars are not so hot".
I've got a 2009 '62 Custom Telecaster Reissue that's pretty sweet! I've also got a 2010 Am Std Strat that is an excellent guitar.
As far as 'vintage' guitars go... I've played tons of them long before they were vintage. I think we referred to them as 'used'.
To each their own. I have a bunch (maybe 15) Fender Custom Shop guitars that are nice but in the past couple years even "custom shop" means something different (it used to be what Masterbuilt is now).
I have played the 62 CT Reissue and owning a real one I can tell you they're nothing the same. If you like what you have that's really what matters. For me, the Masterbuilt stuff is really good. The USA Vintage stuff are nice guitars, just nothing like the old ones. The other 300 Strats and Teles they make, not so much.
Had a 1952 that was beautiful to look at, felt like genuflecting in front of it when I entered the room, but it was kind of heavy and I couldn't bond with it so I traded it for a 1963 Olympic White Strat and a 1957 ES 175 D...
Anyways, this one is light, very light, stiff-necked and worn more than my other vintage guitars...but Tele's look best with some life in them. Right Dano?
Would like to find a great Blackguard, favor an Esquire. Had a chance whilst in Nashville on business to have Joe Glaser refret and plek my 1958 Strat (played it so much that frets were almost gone) and man it came out great. Put a special fret wire that looks vintage but is a 5% wider so it covered the marks from the previous frets. Joe was refretting two of Vince Gil's Blackguards and used that same wire. I got to play one of them to get a feel for the frets...man what a fine Tele Mr. G has!!!
My representative to the Tele community. Top-loader, year and model unknown, late eighties/early nineties, maybe. Has a maple/ebony WD replacement neck, as the original was bent in the '94 Northridge quake. Duncan Hot Rails bridge and a PAF neck, which I hacked out myself. Sperzel tuners.
Edit: I know I'm resurrecting some old shtt, but I rediscovered GS and I'm a posting fiend!
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