Fender G.E. Smith Telecaster? Anybody??

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  1. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    I just got one. KILLER axe. Absolutely ATE up the 6 CS models at the store.

    Any experience with them before I write a review and put up a vid?

    Thanks,
    Emee
     
  2. decay-o-caster

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    I loved the videos he did to introduce that guitar, but I've never seen one in the flesh. Do review and post now, y'hear?
     
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    Showcase had it for a very short time. Go talk to Peter about it. I was playing it through that Princeton Reverb. What a great ass!

    Emee
     
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    whats special about it

    does it have unusual spec?
    :drool
     
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    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    Big neck, lap steel pickup in the bridge screwed directly to the body wood, Fret markers.
     
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    I'm kinda guessing it has a load of factory-installed SCREAM.
     
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    Nice you get tired of the R8 already?

    Send it to me
     
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    Is that a Lap Steel pickup in the bridge? What are its specs? I also like the inlay markers-kinda like one of those funky art deco lap steels from the fifties.
     
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    Based on the posts here I watched the video of Mr Smith introducing his guitar. Quite impressive guy; nothing at all like his persona on Saturday Night Live.
     
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    Link to vid?
     
  13. Michael T

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnQYoRYedF0

    Not a Lap Steel pickup actually. In the vid G.E. merely notes that the tele pickup and the lapsteel pickup look alike...he then says that he thinks Leo grew the old lasteel into the tele.

    I have played a couple of those g uitars....nicest production Tele Fender is currently making IMO
     
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    Very nice!:AOK
     
  15. big mike

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    Sweet. I've lusted for one, but went another direction due to fret size.
    We gotta get together, I'd love to hear it.
     
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    I've had mine, a blonde, for a year and half. It's a great tele if: you like a big U shaped neck and can live with a high set up to accommodate the 7.5" radius. The bridge pickup is special for this model and reportedly measures 10K. I like it very much and wish I had more opportunity to use a tele daily.
     
  17. Gasp100

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    Wow, yours is way cooler looking than the red one he has... It sounds awesome in the vid and he seems like a great guy / straight shooter.
    G.E. Smith "... nothin but a Telecaster..." - I dig it
    :drink
     
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    GE's a great player, and by all accounts a good dude too.

    I played a couple of those unplugged, the blonde is sexy (I actually dig the red).

    Bigger frets, and I might have one. LOL Got a good deal on a used Hot Rod instead.
     
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    FWIW I have seen vendors on ebay selling those "GE Smith" Tele bridges if anyone thinks they are cool. I didn't notice any today, but I have seen them on the bay in the past.
     
  20. mike@nortoncable.com

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    I've been playing one for 6-7 months everytime I hit up the music store, they have a Dakota Red version , sounds great into a marshall 2061CX / 2x12 cab with a TS808, really easy to chikenpick on the GE, It does need bigger frets though also the reason I havent bought it. Did anyone else also notice its allot lighter then a standard usa tele?
     

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