Anybody Tried the Chambered Spruce Top Tele

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  1. DAB

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    Saw it in my latest Sweetwater catalog. Very curious about it and how it sounds. Wish it had HBs or P90s though.

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    Hello Dave, are you thinkin' RF tones on that one?
     
  3. DAB

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    Yeah.....It would definitely need different PUs though.
     
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    On the other hand, some of Robben's best tones, imo, are on his RW board Tele with standard pickups.

    Thanks for adding the pix!
     
  5. daddyo

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    I like natural finish on spruce tops. Sounds like a good axe.
     
  6. fin

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    Anyone have a good take on what the diffence in sound is likely to be on one of these -vs- the '52 (ash?) tele... I'm in the market, these look interesting...
     
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    If you want one call guitar trader today. It is fender day an extry 10% off. I think I saw where they had on open box 999 plus an extra 10% off of that.
     
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    I picked one up last winter.

    Changed the neck to a USACG Mahagony/Rosewood '54 carve, .88" - .97", 1 11/16", 6105SS, satin back finish. Had Phil Jacoby Plek the neck and set up (great job!!). Swapped the saddles for Callahams and put in a pair of DeTemple pups. Voila. . . sounds like crap.




    Only kidding. :p

    The Mahagony neck warms things up and the DeTemple Alnico IIs add a sweet bliss to the tone. Combine that with a chambered Ash body and Spruce top and you get a clear resonant neck tone and a bridge that is full, and nasty if you want. Not recommended for your twang starved country fan, this baby is all jazz and blues.

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  9. daddyo

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    I couldn't find this guitar in either Fender's site or Seetwater's website. What is its model name?
     
  10. DAB

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    Its on the top right of page 11 of the Winter 2006 Sweetwater Pro Gear Encyclopedia. Its a limited addition but I don't know why it wouldn't be on the Fender website.

    Dave
     

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