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Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:03 pm
by voerking
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Fender 27" scale tele. it was sold as a baritone, but i like it better tuned to standard. i added the Mastery bridge, the tort guard, the TV Jones Magnatron, Glendale knobs, etc...

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:10 pm
by Chankgeez
:love:

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:56 pm
by hbombgraphics
dude what type of strings are you using to tune a 27inch guitar to standard?
Also it's flipping awesome

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:20 pm
by voerking
hbombgraphics wrote:dude what type of strings are you using to tune a 27inch guitar to standard?
Also it's flipping awesome

just a regular 10-46 set.
thanks! i love it.

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:44 pm
by Heraclitus Akimbo
So.... this just came back to me from being in the shop for a set-up/cleaning/some small fixes to the wiring.

Fender Starcaster. Serial number places it from 1977 or '78.

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To be honest, I'm no shit-hot guitar player, and this is beyond what I deserve. But it means a bunch for me to have it.... <story follows>

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This was my dad's guitar, and it came to me a couple years back after he passed away. It took a while before it was the right time for me to connect with it, but a while back I won a free set-up in a silent auction, so it's moment is here.

My dad was from the Canadian Prairies, but after he retired, he spent his winters in West Texas, way down by the border. This is where this guitar came from... I think maybe the fact it lived for a few decades in the desert maybe helped preserve it, 'cause it's in pretty amazing shape.

My dad always played a little, but after he retired he got into it more seriously, and he held down a night at the local cantina, playing old country songs by request and passing the hat. We were out of touch for a decade plus (family stuff), but when we re-connected, it was over music, and when he was passing through we'd play together a little.

I also have a couple binders of my dad's tabs and photocopied fakebook sheets. One of my projects for next year is I'm gonna go through those and pick out some songs we had in common, and draft some friends and put together a night of good ol' shit-kickin' country songs. And I'm gonna play that guitar, dammit. And make sure we play a set somewhere with sangria and bottles of Corona and send some vibes down towards Texas.

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:58 am
by JereFuzz
Heraclitus Akimbo wrote:So.... this just came back to me from being in the shop for a set-up/cleaning/some small fixes to the wiring.

Fender Starcaster. Serial number places it from 1977 or '78.

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To be honest, I'm no shit-hot guitar player, and this is beyond what I deserve. But it means a bunch for me to have it.... <story follows>

NSFW: show
This was my dad's guitar, and it came to me a couple years back after he passed away. It took a while before it was the right time for me to connect with it, but a while back I won a free set-up in a silent auction, so it's moment is here.

My dad was from the Canadian Prairies, but after he retired, he spent his winters in West Texas, way down by the border. This is where this guitar came from... I think maybe the fact it lived for a few decades in the desert maybe helped preserve it, 'cause it's in pretty amazing shape.

My dad always played a little, but after he retired he got into it more seriously, and he held down a night at the local cantina, playing old country songs by request and passing the hat. We were out of touch for a decade plus (family stuff), but when we re-connected, it was over music, and when he was passing through we'd play together a little.

I also have a couple binders of my dad's tabs and photocopied fakebook sheets. One of my projects for next year is I'm gonna go through those and pick out some songs we had in common, and draft some friends and put together a night of good ol' shit-kickin' country songs. And I'm gonna play that guitar, dammit. And make sure we play a set somewhere with sangria and bottles of Corona and send some vibes down towards Texas.


Nice ...

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:54 pm
by gnomethrone
Thats such a gorgeous guitar dude. Thanks for sharing that story. When you play your country set get some video I want to see that thing in action.

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:55 pm
by friendship
Great story, beautiful guitar. So great that you were able to reconnect with your father and are carrying his axe into the futuretimes.

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:53 pm
by Heraclitus Akimbo
gnomethrone wrote:Thats such a gorgeous guitar dude. Thanks for sharing that story. When you play your country set get some video I want to see that thing in action.


It might be blocked out by the giant cowboy hat that I'll need to find!

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:46 am
by coldbrightsunlight
Gorgeous starcaster!!!

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:41 am
by DRodriguez
Always wanted to try a starcaster! Looks rad.

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Installed my ILFSS pickups made by drolo. Also painted and switched out the pickguard. And added contact mics.

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:03 pm
by coldbrightsunlight
Contact miiiics!

Where have you put them?

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:17 pm
by hbombgraphics
yes need to know about these contact mics ASAP

one thing I have wanted to do with looping is get some of the "hey I just slapped my guitar" sounds you get when you acoustic loop
my solution was to add a mag pickup to my alvarez but this sounds smarter

also: Backstory and starcaster are equally dope!

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:18 pm
by coldbrightsunlight
contact mics on guitars are great. Did it recently and it was a very good decision.

Re: Let's see your GUITAR!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:22 pm
by hbombgraphics
I only make bad decisions when it comes to modding guitars.