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Wildeman

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Just Esquired this Affinity yesterday, its pretty damn badass i think! Still need to finish the wiring once i get all the parts, its just wired to the stock stuff right now. 20220108_104955.jpg
 

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I'm cheating here really because I have two Tele necks, but three Tele bodies: The butterscotch '54 style one is just so heavy that I wasn't playing it, so I used the neck on my white blonde Classic 50s and in turn the 7.25" radius neck off that one went onto the Cabronita build.

Currently debating whether to do a 'smuggler's route' on the butterscotch body to lighten it and then fit a neck humbucker. I'd need a third neck to make it into a complete guitar again and I don't really need another guitar (I've got 11 electrics as it is), so I think I'll just end up selling the loaded body instead. I've got my SG if I want to play something with a neck humbucker and my SG is already nice and light. :)

The '54 style Butterscotch when I first built it (as an Esquire), with the Classic 50s lacquer white blonde:
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The recent Cabronita build; I'm not happy with the colour (it's supposed to be 'Pewter' which is a metallic grey rather than the more bluish shade it looks), so I'm going to strip it down in spring and refinish it. I think I'll leave the pickguard off though as I like the stripped back look:

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Current Tele that I have. It's a 2006 Deluxe Nashville. Stock Tex Mex pickups replaced with SD Alnico Pro 2's.
Stock 5 way switch replaced with Fender Super Switch to allow middle position to be changed from middle alone to neck/bridge combination without push/pull pots or any additional switching.
Nice guitar, a little heavy for my taste, but when I was looking, I wanted CAR and maple fingerboard.
Walked into mom/pop local music store (Dec. 2012) and this NOS guitar was hanging there. 10 minutes later, I'd made a 20% off deal and walked out the door.
My wife later told me, "I've seen you take longer picking out shoes".....
 

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NGD Nashville Tele | Fender Stratocaster Guitar Forum (strat-talk.com)
Upper left.....my well-bastardized 1964 Tele that I had from 1981 to 2001.
Body had been stripped, neck pickup replaced with Bill Lawrence Fat Strat pickup.
Previous owned had taken a black marker and filled in the Fender spaghetti headstock logo.
Stock tuners needed replacing, so for good measure, I put a set of Mini Schallers on it to take It further from stock. To clarify, the tuners were all I changed. All the other changes were done before I got it.
It was a player, not a collector Tele.
Never once had to adjust the truss rod on it for the 20 years I had/played it.
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I stumbled on Pro Audio Star used, open box Squier CV 50's white blonde for a great price.
I was scoping some other gear on Reverb, and wasn't looking to buy another guitar.
I have had my eye on these for a few years.

It came in the original packaging, looks new.
I found the tuners were defective, the posts were really loose and bind against the bushings under string tension.
Not just budget tuners on a budget guitar, these were really hard to turn once you got near standard tuning.
I got a little credit back from the seller and replaced the tuners with Musiclily Pro vintage tuners.
They are probably on par with the stock tuners in proper working order; I have a CV 50's strat with the same stock tuners.

Some file work on the nut slots and the stock nut is fine.
The fret work was ok but a few high and low spots more than I wanted to live with so it got a fret level.
Also upgraded to brass compensated saddles.

Came out great; great playing and sounding guitar.
It is a little heavy at 9lbs, but not an issue.
The photo is stock from when I first got it early Dec.


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Decadent Dan

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I stumbled on Pro Audio Star used, open box Squier CV 50's white blonde for a great price.
I was scoping some other gear on Reverb, and wasn't looking to buy another guitar.
I have had my eye on these for a few years.

It came in the original packaging, looks new.
I found the tuners were defective, the posts were really loose and bind against the bushings under string tension.
Not just budget tuners on a budget guitar, these were really hard to turn once you got near standard tuning.
I got a little credit back from the seller and replaced the tuners with Musiclily Pro vintage tuners.
They are probably on par with the stock tuners in proper working order; I have a CV 50's strat with the same stock tuners.

Some file work on the nut slots and the stock nut is fine.
The fret work was ok but a few high and low spots more than I wanted to live with so it got a fret level.
Also upgraded to brass compensated saddles.

Came out great; great playing and sounding guitar.
It is a little heavy at 9lbs, but not an issue.
The photo is stock from when I first got it early Dec.


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I snagged a CV 60’s double-bound sunburst custom from the same seller around the same time. It was listed as “open box” but it was brand new. The price was about 50% off new. It looked great and wasn’t heavy but I ended up flipping it. That was a good sale they had going.
 


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