Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

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  1. sahhas

    sahhas Supporting Member

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    I had read some that he used Douglas Fir for some of his necks....it's made me think of trying it sometime....still working on my other guitar project that is taking FO-ever!!!!

     
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    This is a dream guitar of mine!
     
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    Does anyone have any pics of the solid Padouk necks? I’ve experimented with a roasted maple/Padouk neck and a Padouk/Ebony as well. I’ve never seen or played a solid Padouk though...
     
  4. sahhas

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    this one was posted to their FB page a week or so ago, i thought it was soooooo cool:
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    A few photos here:

     
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    Thanks for that! Excellent read. I love Rick, Cindy & Mom. Will be NYC next Wednesday for my Birthday and plan to visit them and the shop. My Kelly Esquire will be 4 years old in December and it's still my #1. Go Rick!!
     
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    I enjoyed the article also.

    JP, what are the specs for your Esquire?
     
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    I cannot believe that my Bowery Pine Tele is Eleven years old already! Every time I play this thing (including last night) it roars to life, spitting out anger and attitude. If my ES-335 is the rolls royce, this Kelly is the Rat Rod. It loves crappy trashy amps, cutting through the mud like a hot poker. If I had to sell everything but one setup, it would be the Tele and something like a Silvertone 1481.
     
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    It's the classic Chum / Chelsea wood combo. I got the boat neck V shape. I put Rutters brass saddles on it and tried some different pickups but went back to the Mare / Kelly pickup it came with. I pretty sure it's a Hayride model and seems to work best with old Pine wood. Simple lacquered bakelite pickguard completes the package. Also electronics are 1951 spec. Bassy neck setting, middle w/ tone & bridge straight out. Oh I also put on aged Rutters 53 nickel Tele replica knobs. I love this guitar!
     
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