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I had this guitar commissioned maybe 5 years ago ish and it’s been great! It was my only guitar for a long time so I made it as versatile as possible, 5 way switch for in between Strat sounds, extra dip switch to get the neck and bridge pickup on together like the middle Tele sound,
Bass roll off on concentric pot for the neck pickup.
SD mini Humbuckers, Cavalier Lion bridge pickup, Bigsby,
Neck has been pinned like the Friedman guitars……it’s literally a labour of love in a guitar!
All parts Fat neck, Ash body.

However it’s fallen into no man’s land now I have some other guitars. Contemplating commissioning something else but in the Gibson set neck camp (I dont currently own any set neck humbucker guitar)
And maybe just buying a Strat.
I have a good Tele and a custom
Built Jag which I’m using a lot.

Should I sell this?
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Really cool and unusual guitar, Reg.

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Molly wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:59 pm Really cool and unusual guitar, Reg.
Should I sell it though?

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Reg18 wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:00 pm
Molly wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:59 pm Really cool and unusual guitar, Reg.
Should I sell it though?
Can't say. Don't know if the next one will get you closer to what you want. Sorry.

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Very nice Tele that. What are you after Reg, do you know?

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How easy would it be to get a hold of something like this again, if you change your mind? Or is it something you gave a good try, but just never fell in love with? Perhaps it worked better with previous gear you sold-on?

My default stance is keep gear unless you really don't like it... but to be fair I tend to hold on to things in general. I've always gone through phases with guitars. Over the last year, I've done it more intentionally... Mixing things up on purpose, choosing a different guitar for say, a month at a time. I'm only playing once a month at church these days anyway, so I'm not practicing very often. It can take a bit of wrestling to get the different guitar under the fingers again, and/or sounding good... But I can (usually) find my mojo again on the guitar, and then, I'm glad I still have it. Plus, changing guitar often means changing to different overdrives, effects, and amp too. Which can combine to also yield new inspiration. My 2c

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:14 pm Very nice Tele that. What are you after Reg, do you know?
To buy? Either a good deal on something Gibson (cheaper end) or I might commission a build for a Les Paul double cut junior but with Les Paul Standard type specs, 2 x pickups, bound neck and body, carved top.
And I’ve been selling a few fuzz faces recently and I do all my tuning with a Tele, having a Strat of some sort would probably be a good idea.

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Cdog wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:18 pm How easy would it be to get a hold of something like this again, if you change your mind? Or is it something you gave a good try, but just never fell in love with? Perhaps it worked better with previous gear you sold-on?
No no, I’ve absolutely loved this guitar from
The start, i just can’t stand the thought of redundancy in gear. Sort of like a spring clean, if it hasn’t been used in a while let it go and move on. I’ve bought and sold many awesome guitars, haven’t had any real regrets doing it (maybe a couple) I would never be able to get something like this again though and that’s a good thing to consider, but I have a traditional spec type Tele which I prefer for Tele tones currently and although it can replicate Strat tones but doesn’t nail it. Wondering if I’d be better with Les Paul style guitar and Strat to cover all the tones?

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That is a superb guitar. Wow…
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Keep it and buy a Harley Benton Les Paul, put tape on the logo if it bothers you ;-)
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jeremyb wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:16 am Keep it and buy a Harley Benton Les Paul, put tape on the logo if it bothers you ;-)
Not apposed to cheap, I’d probably go with a Vintage V100 if I was going that way though, those things actually play and sound just fine.

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Reg18 wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:50 pm

However it’s fallen into no man’s land now I have some other guitars.

Should I sell this?
I vaguely remember the build thread of this, epic.

No, sell your “other guitars”.

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Great looking beast. But if you’re not playing it, why keep it?
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HackSaw wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:37 am
Reg18 wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:50 pm

However it’s fallen into no man’s land now I have some other guitars.

Should I sell this?
I vaguely remember the build thread of this, epic.

No, sell your “other guitars”.
Well if I didn’t buy an actual Gibson I could probably afford to keep it. There’s another motive here which might need some explaining, around 10 years ago I had to sell my favourite Les Paul Standard to keep the mortgage paid (young family etc) which id do again in a heart beat if needed. however I said to wife I’d love to buy another actual Gibson (or other higher end guitar) back by the time im 40, and we all agreed if we could afford to that’s what I’d do. So there’s a little bit of me that might not be satisfied if I didn’t get the real thing in the next year.
Here’s a pic of that Les Paul and a much younger thinner me!
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