My new parlor guitar from PRS. Sounds great. And it is now my travel and vacation guitar.
Customized Glarry Thinline Tele
The very inexpensive guitar turned out to be worth the money once I gave it a good setup and fretwork. I also customized the neck to make it look better. I gave it to Goodwill, and they sold it for $158 – thirty more than I paid new.
Customized Harley Benton Tele
I carved the headstock and stripped off the original finish. Refinished everything and added some burned areas at the back of the headstock for a lived-in vibe. Upgraded the scratch guard, and rewired the control plate so I could flip it around – one of my favorite tele mods. These days, I have it set-up as a 5-string open G tuned tele rocker ala Keith Richards.
Partscaster telecaster 12/2019
Hardware from Spain. A new Paulownia body finished in tung oil. Tele neck with a carved headstock. Got that twang.
Rebuilt Guitars #4
This heavy beast of an alder body guitar started as a rescued New York Pro telecaster.
The jack needed to be re-soldered and the neck was starting to crack. I drove two lag pins into the heel to secure the neck integrity. You can see one of the pin covers in a photo below. I took the logo off, too.
It holds tune and intonates well for a 3-saddle tele.
The action is very low – this was a well designed and solidly built inexpensive guitar.
I intended to replace the neck with a tele neck. Instead I traded the guitar for a Nuno Bettencourt shredder I intend to mod.