2004 Fender 8502 American Ash Telecaster

more Callaham and Lollar
more Callaham and Lollar

Another Ebay find: the pimary result of having learned how much I liked teles. This guitar was virtually unplayed when I got it, and I had both the single-layer pickguard and the bridge–a Callaham American Standard plate with three enhanced compensated saddles–ready for it when it arrived. Continue reading “2004 Fender 8502 American Ash Telecaster”

2005 Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom

glam
glam

I found it on ebay with overwound Fralins and Sperzels already on board, so I bought it cheap and repeated everything else I’d done to it’s sister. This is John McCleary’s go-to guitar, or one of them. It’s a lot of fun. With this guitar, my search for a ’61 style SG ended. It was followed by a similarly abandoned search for a 60’s SG Jr a few years later. I don’t need a Special either: .

1979 Gretsch TK 300 Model 7624

The card stock shim keeps the neck pickup tilted the right way.
The cardstock shim keeps the neck pickup tilted the right way.

These are great rock guitars. I was still looking to fill that SG slot on the cheap, and I found this. They’re odd guitars, certainly. Small maple solid bodies that look a bit like an angular Les Paul TV Model with an even more angular tele style guard, the hockey stick headstock I love: gratuitously odd guitars. Continue reading “1979 Gretsch TK 300 Model 7624”