The Blackguard thread.

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  1. Jdstrat

    Jdstrat Silver Supporting Member

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    Classy. Makes me wonder what I can screw to the wall to hold mine. :)

    Nice teles, by the way.
     
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  2. RJLII

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    My '07 Nocaster with a couple custom touches.

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  3. Oldschool59

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    My Ted Stevenson Blackguard: 1 piece super light ash, splittable neck HB, Wilkinson bridge, nitro, figured maple neck, SS frets. Love it, it's my go-to axe for practically any style of music.

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  4. rhinocaster

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    That's gorgeous. Does he do his own pickups?
     
  5. Oldschool59

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    Thank you kindly. I can assure you it sounds every bit as good as it looks. In fact, the nitro has this way of «yellowing» up with time that makes this Tele «purdier» every day.
    Ted winds his own pick-ups. He'll ask you what type of sound you like, and he'll wind the pickups accordingly. For this blackguard, the bridge is pure '58 -'59 specs - snappy, yet not uber-harsh (dipped in wax string around the bobbin) and the neck is a PAF-like splittable thing with snap in single-coil mode, and tons of roundness in HB mode for nice jazz tones. Before the Tele, he built me a Standard model, with HBs that I wanted more on the '80s side, for that kind of rock/metal. He really got what my tonal target was, and adjusted the HBs to match the body/neck just right. A great builder... (also, check out his amps, the Event Horizon family is just the cat's pajamas...) I'm a fanboy for life.

    Cheers!
     
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  6. Inoshishi

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    Here are my blackguards:

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  7. rhinocaster

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    Whitfill is one I've yet to play...I was coveting the pinstripe Billy Gibbons Esquire he did. Too cool!

    I did find a Meteora today. Inbound!

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    That is so badass!
     
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  9. Jdstrat

    Jdstrat Silver Supporting Member

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    Ok, that’s incredible.
     
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  10. Boonda

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    Squier 50s with Duncan broadcaster pups
     
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    Blondes, blondes, blondes. What about a red head? Warmoth roasted maple neck, Zhanbucker Paul Byunan bridge pup, Barden bridge, etc.
     
  13. roknfnrol

    roknfnrol Silver Supporting Member

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    Although more of a '57 whiteguard, here is my ash body/maple neck tele with a Dave Leddin Broadcaster pickup set installed:

     
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  14. 2HBStrat

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    So now ANY guitar made ANY TIME is a "Blackguard" if they have a black pickguard? Can I post picks of my 2018 "Burst?"
     
  15. rhinocaster

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    You're free to do whatever you feel like doing...like complaining about guitars in a blackguard thread I suppose. Or you could show your original blackguard.

    The blackguard is a basic aesthetic that Tele fans understand. Sorry to upset your delicate sensibilities.
     
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  16. Benz2112

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    Great playing, that groove wants to make me boogie, the whole band is killing it.
     
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  17. 2HBStrat

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    A "Blackguard" is a finite set of early Fender guitars. Calling anything else a blackguard is incorrect...my 1978 Fender Telecaster with a black pickguard is NOT a blackguard. This new Fender is NOT a blackguard...
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  18. Hulakatt

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    If you really want to get pedantic, Fender never called them "Blackguards" either, at least not until they were reissuing them decades later. There were only Broadcasters, Telecasters and Esquires.
     
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  19. rhinocaster

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    I really don't care what you think...

    If someone posted that Tele in this blackguard thread I'd be happy for them to do so. At least they'd be participating in the spirit of the thread rather than just being a a bitchy old hen.

    I know you're hurting over the casting in Aquaman...maybe you just need a hug?
     
  20. 2HBStrat

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    Well, sure, but it's a well known term in the vintage guitar community, like "PAF", Blackface amps, bursts, etc., etc.
    Words mean something. If I told a vintage dealer that I was bringing my blackguard Tele and I pulled out my '78 he would think I was nuts, and I WOULD be! Words mean something.
     

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