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mslugano

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Well, I've been interested in trying one of Ted's guitars for a few years but it's not the type of guitar that comes up very often. Then, I came across this one and it has all the most important specs I really like (wide nut, fat C neck, SS frets, alder, etc.). Only thing I would have preferred is a two pivot trem bridge to a six screw, but, I generally only use a trem for slight warble effects anyway so I'll give it a go.

Well, I received it last week and have spent the last week getting to know it. I love it! The pickups (Area '61 in neck and mid...PWE HDV in bridge) sound great. I was concerned that I wouldn't like the Areas but they're very nice...and super quiet. I was also concerned that the bridge pickup might be too thick (I am really a single coil guy but needed a HB equipped guitar) but it's really clear and precise...also sounds great split - sounds more like a Tele than Strat when split.

The SS frets are perfect...excellent fret job! He also really heavily rounded the fret board edges which I love.

The Hipshot locking tuners are great and I like that Ted installed a Tremol-no as standard (I've been using them for the last few years). Drop D is a breeze and, since I do a lot of country stuff, it makes double stops work better. I also like to lock down the bridge when I change strings.

My only complaint (and this is really a pet peeve of mine!!) is that the saddle height adjuster screws are way too long and stick out unnecessarily high. I hate that, especially on a high end and, otherwise, beautiful guitar

As you can see in the pix, I replaced the chrome knobs for ivoroid. I really like the look - makes it look a little bit less modern or something.

This guitar is on par with my Suhrs and Andersons.

Previous owner's shot.


Pix I've taken in the last few days.




 

calpa94

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That's the first future six model I ever saw and what got me interested in Ted's guitars. I never heard of him until last year when I stumbled onto some old threads talking about how good they were. Here's a crappy cell phone picture of my future 6 I received over the summer. Ted's guitars are fantastic. I've owned a couple suhr's and an anderson and while all were exceptional this is my favorite. I'd love to order a tele style PWE with the extra fat neck.

 

mslugano

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^^^Thanks Mike. Hey, do you like the chrome or ivoroid knobs better? I think the ivoroid reduce the modern superstrat look just a tad which, to me, is good.

BTW, the color is certainly not my first choice but these things don't come up for sale very, especially with these specs, so I jumped on it. It's growing on me.
 

mslugano

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^^^NICE!!!! That would fill my humbucker void PERFECTLY.

One suggestion, try a Rutters slant T control plate! I put one on my Suht T Jr. and it makes pickup switching much more natural (at least for a primarily strat guy, like me).
 

serviviente7

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I've got a tele from when he was calling it it Stephenson guitars. I always get compliments on the looks and playability. I agree his pickups are very good.
Yup i agree...i have a Stevenson too. Sometimes i think about selling it, then....i played it and its like Heck no i ain't selling that!
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