1961 repro Telecaster
12 years ago, i got a call from a friend of mine here in New Orleans. "i just finished a guitar, you might wanna come by the shop and take a look, this one is ALL you." i knew i'd be leaving that shop with a guitar before i even put the phone down. this is my #1, which i have spent the last two weeks bringing back from near death. it's got Fralin overwound pickups, a custom set of saddles (one aluminum, two brass), and an extra thick bridge and neckplate. under the hood are CTS vintage taper pots, and a real deal, vintage, paper in oil black beauty .047uf capacitor. years ago, when i was gigging this guitar regularly, i had folks occasionally offer five figure sums for it, because at the time, i had all the original parts on it, and it really looked like a pre-CBS Fender. it sounds exactly as you'd imagine it would, by its looks. i'm not digging the exposed neck pickup, so i might replace it with a Duncan LaBrea, and i also think a mint green, wide bevel pickguard would suit the Burgundy Mist Metallic finish better than the blood and vomit stained "white" guard that's on it now.
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