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52RI Thin Skin

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Bikedude, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Bikedude

    Bikedude Gold Supporting Member

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    Finally pulled the trigger on a Thin Skin Butterscotch 52RI with 9.5 radius and 6105 med. jumbo frets. Played a couple of RW's, an Am Deluxe, and the 52RI and it was over. Wanted to like the RW but this 52 is just awesome. Anyone else have one of these beauties. Will I like the neck, as the 52 i played had the "thin" neck profile. Waiting for the UPS man.
     
  2. ReddRanger

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    I have one my lady gave me last year from Wildwood. It's a great tele and I love it!
     
  3. stratman89

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    I got this '52 "Thin Skin" Tele from Wildwood because it had 9.5" radius and 6105 frets.
    This is just a killer Tele!

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  4. Bikedude

    Bikedude Gold Supporting Member

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    Kewl, Wildwood didn't have any so I got mine from Daves'. I'm counting the days until it comes. They won't ship the guitar from WI., until it warms up a bit. Dave doesn't want the finish to "check". BTW, I bought the single coil model with modern wired CS pups, 7.4 lbs.
     
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  5. MarcJ

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    I got one from Wildwood in '07. My favorite guitar that I own. I love the neck. It's perfect for my hands, slighty thick with no shoulders. I did put compensated saddles on mine as the straight ones wouldn't intonate as well as I wanted. Enjoy that tele.
     
  6. humbuster

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    I have one of the first ones made, purchased from Wildwood
    6.14lbs. My favorite guitar, ever.
    Recently sold my entire collection and kept 2:
    this one and my D18V
     
  7. nnick

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    How's the neck pickup?
     
  8. stratman89

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    It's a bit dark when used in the band mix so I find myself using the bridge position most of the time.
    The CS bridge pup is awesome.
     
  9. brewboy

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    I love mine. I also have a D18V humbuster!
    The neck on the 52 is a pretty beefy U. Could not be more happy.
     
  10. HeyMrTeleMan

    HeyMrTeleMan Colonel of Truth Gold Supporting Member

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    Here's my Wildwood '52 Thin Skin:

    7.6 lbs. 2 piece ash body, big honkin' neck, but it was the flatter radius and bigger frets that made this one my keeper. And it has amazing sustain!

    I was thinking of selling it once, but then I stopped thinking.

    I've been through some Tele's...

    This one is stunning!


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  11. relix63

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    The Thin Skin guitars are some of the best values out there. Too bad Fender isn't making any this year. I've been looking at the 55 Tele version but just haven't had the cash yet. I'm sure you'll love it.
     
  12. BobbyRay

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    Not the '52, but I just recieved my '62 Thin Skin in Lake Placid Blue from Wildwood on Monday. I think I finally found the "right" Tele.

    It'll get it's first gig workout tomorrow!:dude
     
  13. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    Nice! I have the hotrod which is close...
     
  14. GregoryL

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    I have one too - you can see it and hear it in the link to my MySpace page. Live clips, so not the greatest mix.

    It immediately became my #1. Mine is just more 'alive' than any other guit I've owned.
     
  15. TanquerayCowboy

    TanquerayCowboy Senior Member

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    Funny you say that. I've been thinking about selling my last two electrics, a Strat and a Tele, to get one of the Wildwood thinskins. I've gone from about four or five electrics to these two. I don't play the Strat but once in a blue moon, then promptly put it up for the Tele -- which is nice but not the overall specs I'd like to have.

    Haven't decided which one would be best for me, the straight '52, the '52 with the humbucker, or the '52 with the mini bucker. I prefer the jazzy side of the blues and the rockier side of country.
     
  16. auburn-grad

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    How does the mini-hum in the 52 Hot Rod sound?....does it have a 'full' humbucker tone?....will it do classic/heavy rock?

    Have you looked under the pickguard to see if it has a full HB routing?

    A local store has one of these and I am tempted....
     
  17. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    It's not full bucker tone, it's clearer and a bit more chime to it. I dig it, been modding teles like that for years. Haven't popped the picguiard.

    Classic rock, no problem. I did some mods to mine though.
    Fralin pickup in the bridge..and well a 2tek bridge.

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  18. auburn-grad

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    I've always wanted a Tele...I love the simplicity, the durability, and the looks.....but, I do not like twang.....I prefer Strats....but, I am trying to find a Tele that I would like...
     
  19. Bikedude

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    I believe the Custom Shop Pu's will give you just about any kind of sound you may need from "twang" to blues, to classic rock tones. These CS pups are standard on the thin skins and I believe they are the same pups they put in the Nocasters
     
  20. Jellecaster

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    Mine is a little different. Fender Special Run of seventy-five that they did a couple years ago. Gotta love Nocaster blonde!

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