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To hell with the Tele...this is SF...did you kop one of those jackets?
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I played a tele that Gomestar owns yesterday. So weird compared to my les paul. It takes some getting used to. The strings almost seem closer together.

Same Tele I had in my apt for a few months after Gomey moved to BK? Nice guitar.

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It needs a setup bad.

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Oh yeah, it needed a setup badly back when it lived with me. I probably should have gotten that done for Gome as a thank you but I'm not nice enough to do that.

carpenters blaming the tools here fing02[1].gif
post #6393 of 6540
Um, I think I said it was a nice guitar.
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To hell with the Tele...this is SF...did you kop one of those jackets?


HA!!! obvi. wearing it now. foo.gif
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Um, I think I said it was a nice guitar.

i know i know, just busting balls.

trying to remember where I heard a similar line, and then ah ha!

fast forward to 3:20
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I know, I forgot to include a smiley at the end of that post.

Speaking of rock star threads, I hope nobody's buying the outfit in THAT video.
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cocaine is a hell of a drug
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fantastic. I got to record with one of his silver sparkle telecasters awhile ago. friend of my family was a staff guitar player on hee haw and buck gave it to him in the early 70s. (time may be incorrect, could be earlier)

Cool story. Yeah, Hee Haw was in full Country & Western swing in the early to mid 70's. Fender doing the custom sparkle Teles for Buck Owens was a very special deal. They rarely did much in the way of one-off custom celebrity instruments at that time. Although they had a chart of custom colors, my understanding was that Leo Fender never understood and supported celebrity endorsements or custom work. That must have driven the Sales team crazy.
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Just sold my '53 Esquire last night.



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oh man. Cant believe you parted with that.
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damn
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It needed new frets, and some neck work. When they get to be 60 years old they tend to get a slight angle where the neck is bolted to the body causing more string buzz. All of that could be done by a competent luthier but I just couldn't bring myself to be the guy who changed anything on this guitar. I'm pretty sure no one had ever taken it apart when I acquired it. Plus, the value of vintage electrics change and they become harder to resell once you start to monkey with them, especially Fenders. In spite of this being so well worn, it has the look and mojo one only gets with a guitar that has never been altered/touched. To me the value and the right thing to do as it's longtime "caretaker" was to keep it 100% original and pass it along to the next guy.

So, it will be going out on national tour followed by a world tour.
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That's very sad, but I guess also happy that it will be world touring! I guess you can't give us a hint of whom with?
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I'm not sad at all about it. I feel privileged to have been able to own so many amazing vintage guitars. I'm actually enthused about finding some new pieces, so time to move on. Change is good and new geetars always inspire me.

As far as the new owner, he fronts a trio from Oakland. He texted me this pic from pre-production rehearsals last night.

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does he walk a lonely road? the only road that he has ever known?

wow that fretboard!
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