NGD - Time to change my signature

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  1. Mule Train

    Mule Train Senior Member

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    I'm picturing an Alpaca blasting down the freeway.
     
  2. penguinchit

    penguinchit Senior Member

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    Obviously in a convertible. Hair flowing in the wind, ears back, drool hitting the windshield behind me!

    To get this:
    New Tele.JPG

    And now my 2nd set up looks like this:
    Tele set up.JPG

    The only difference between this and my first set up is my Studio.

    First impressions of the guitar -
    Action is a little high but I can get that lowered.
    I like the tone better than the American Standard Telecaster I've been playing (buddy let me use it while it's for sale) - it's not as bell-like, but it's fuller and closer to humbuckerish, without losing the single coil sound.
    The color and finish are flawless. As soon as I opened up the case, I thought, "This is mine. It's really mine!" Feeling pretty blessed.
    Plays very nice. Just like the other Tele above. It's easier to reach the higher frets when compared to a Les Paul.

    Right now, my only planned change is adding a white pearl pickguard.
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    Open the case and there lies a beauty for sure. I did not realize these had the three saddle bridge, my fave. I'll wager it sounds great just plugged directly into the Junior. Very nice and happy NGD.
     
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    Thanks man. Yup, plugged in direct is just awesome. It was one of those moments...I plug it in, volume on the amp isn't very loud at all and I strum a G chord and my smile just instantly grows. Last time that happened was with my Timmy. Otherwise, it's usually just enjoying playing around and seeing what I can do, but there's not always an instant "can't help but smile" moment.
     
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    Since owning my Tele I have learned different playing styles to make it mellow or to really bring out the twang. You can do a lot with a little on these guitars I have found. Transferring these new found skills over to other guitars is a blast also. The rosewood fingerboard just adds to the mojo.
     
  6. Falconbill

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    Congrats on your new tele. Such a simple design, yet so versatile. Now all you need is a strat! :laugh2:
     
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  7. Bend'n'Slide

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    Ahhhhh...!! LPB is such a classic.

    Congrats -- that's a beauty, for sure!

    I always wanted a '62 RI Strat in that colour with the rosewood board. Nice! On the other hand, the one classic solid-body that I lack is a Tele; I always wanted butterscotch / black guard / maple but you're making me re-think that...

    HNGD!!
    :D
     
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    penguinchit Senior Member

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    Thanks guys! I'm currently surfing Amazon and eBay for a white pearl pickguard. I love the LPB with white pearl combo:

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    Time to make mine look like that...Except I might keep knobs.
     
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