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Jun 10th, 2018 06:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My friends pawn shop find...

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Leftee
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Jun 10th, 2018 06:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Never heard of the brand.

Foggy1
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Jun 10th, 2018 06:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

pic 2

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Jun 10th, 2018 06:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

disregard the fancy custom shop cover lol

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Jun 10th, 2018 06:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Me either Leftee. He got it for $100, said it sounds decent. Going to play through the Marshall next week.

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Jun 10th, 2018 06:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looks like a typical cheepo MIC/MII/MI? Teleclone.

The cool thing about these cookie-cutter guitars is they're made on CNC machines and the basics are all there. With a little TLC, these "disposable" guitars can be turned into pretty nice players that can rival anything costing hundreds of dollars more.

Even the cheap no-name tuners and pickups these days are pretty good.

The area to focus on is the frets. Level and polish them, and set it up, with attention to the nut.

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Jun 10th, 2018 07:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks. He's changing a bunch on it, wiring, pots, maybe pups also.

(This message was last edited by Foggy1 at 09:26 AM, Jun 10th, 2018)

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Jun 10th, 2018 03:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The thing to keep in mind about these cheap-as-chips imports is to preserve the "deal" you got on it.

What I mean by that: if you spend $100 on the guitar, $100 on pickups, $50 on new tuners, $25 on pots and a switch, $20 on a cool pickguard, and $10 on a jack, you have $305 in it.

You can find a pretty nice 2nd hand MIM Tele for that amount and will probably make back your purchase cost of you ever sell it on. The cheap no-name body/neck guitar, even with the upgrades, might get you 50% of your investment back.

Alternatively, if you're doing the mods simply to make solder smoke and turn screwdrivers, then that's a valid reason too. I understand that because it's therapy for me.

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Jun 10th, 2018 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The cheap no-name body/neck guitar, even with the upgrades, might get you 50% of your investment back."

I discuss this in Chapter 1 of my upcoming book "How To Overcapitalise On Your Cheap Guitar and Lose Money Every Time".


"...if you're doing the mods simply to make solder smoke and turn screwdrivers, then that's a valid reason too."

That's covered in Chapter 2.


btw, cool looking project tele too!


SonicBlue

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Jun 14th, 2018 11:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

TDPRI 2009 thread

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Jun 15th, 2018 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think he paid $50 too much for that guitar.

Here's one that sold for $50.

Gorham Sunburst Tele Style guitar

Foggy1
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Jun 15th, 2018 05:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the info everyone.

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Jun 19th, 2018 09:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mrs. Gorham was my babysitter back in 1953.

Didn't realize she'd made the career change from child care to lutherie...

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Jun 19th, 2018 09:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

She didn't do it well.

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