NGD - Time to change my signature

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  1. penguinchit

    penguinchit Senior Member

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    I've been jonesing hard for a Lake Placid Blue Telecaster...Was either going to be a MIM Standard or American Special. I went back and forth debating the differences and seeing if I could justify the extra money over what is already a fantastic guitar.

    While I was researching and debating, I put my G&L Tribute ASAT Special & Marshall DSL40C up for sale (Craigslist, Reverb, letgo, OfferUp) to help fund whatever I chose. I figured I could get a brand new MIM or used Am Spec (with some extra dough). With a Standard, I figured that if I didn't like the pickups, I could use the extra money to swap. Back & forth, back & forth...I really like the rosewood fretboard combined with the LPB color but also like the ability to intonate each string instead of having the vintage style bridge. For my skill level, things like the different string trees, tuners, finish and so on really wouldn't affect playability. I finally had to ask myself that in the end, would I be happy looking at a maple fretboard or would I want to upgrade to rosewood in a year or two and have to replace the MIM? I'm looking for a guitar that would be on par with the status of my Studio, except single coil...one that I won't sell.

    Well, it turns out that a guy I know runs a Reverb shop and he took my guitar and amp in on trade (with a bit of extra) towards a 2016 Lake Placid Blue American Special Telecaster with the Fender gigbag and hardshell case!

    Should be here Tuesday. I cannot wait. CAAAAAAAANNNNT WAAAAAIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, I feel like I'm set. I'll have a classic humbucker and a classic single coil and won't need to get another guitar. I love the look and feel of both and can grow into them. (I'm still growing into my LP). As far as the cork sniffer in me, I'll have 2 great MIA instruments. My Blues Jr has been modded by ToneTron Amps and is SO much better than stock...And much easier to lug around than the Marshall.

    I'll post pics as soon as I get my grubby hands on the new piece.
     
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    Scared me.. I thought you were on the run again..assume!
     
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    penguinchit Senior Member

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    I'll be running around showing it off!
     
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    Cozmik Cowboy Senior Member

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    Sounds wonderful (and mad props for going with the RW!) - but you'll still need P-90s. And a thinline. And a jazz box. And a 12. And a bass. (Shall we get into acoustic needs, too?) :acoustic:
     
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    penguinchit Senior Member

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    It could be my wife telling me that I only need 2 guitars...
     
  6. DarrellV

    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Whew! I was afraid we were losing the Llama!

    I'm good now! See, ya!

    Oh, btw.... enjoy!
     
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    Cozmik Cowboy Senior Member

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    Mine thinks I need one at most; I'm at 8 with hopes of about 10 more......
     
  8. penguinchit

    penguinchit Senior Member

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    Tuesday. Tracking says it should be here Tuesday...

    That's still 4 days away!
     
  9. Mule Train

    Mule Train Senior Member

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    Waiting is hard, just went through it with my new acoustic. Can't wait to see it. They are a workhorse on or off the farm, just so much you can do with them.
     
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    penguinchit Senior Member

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    Agreed. I've been using my friends American Standard for a few months and it's always the first one I grab when I play at church.
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    I play my Tele mostly. I like the mahogany Squire, it makes me realize that my Tele is really not that heavy.
     
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    penguinchit Senior Member

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    Holy crap. How long can 5 days take?!?!?!
     
  13. Mule Train

    Mule Train Senior Member

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    Should be about 7,200 minutes, almost there.
     
  14. penguinchit

    penguinchit Senior Member

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    My productivity here at work is tanked beyond the usual tankage.
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    It's a Monday. When they get that drone thing down for deliveries things will speed up exponentially.
     
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    penguinchit Senior Member

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    But...How many of us would trust our guitars hanging from a drone?
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    If a Tele fell, shame on what ever it hit.
     
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    penguinchit Senior Member

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    It's out for derivery!
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    Waiting for a guitar is like waiting for your lunch order in Negril. Soon come maan.
     
  20. penguinchit

    penguinchit Senior Member

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    It's delivered. It's 1:00 here. I'm leaving in 1 hour. Countdown is on!
     

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