John 5 Telecaster

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John 5 Telecaster

Post by HNB » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:12 pm

I got one of these because I am on an HH Telecaster kick and it is really cool. I decided to pop a maple neck on it instead of the stock one and had a custom neck plate made. Stock pickups are actually nice. :D (Alder double bound body!!) Stock pots and switch work great. No crackle or noise.

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Re: John 5 Telecaster

Post by preservation » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:15 pm

HEY !

I’m seriously considering a gold John 5.
Nice to hear about the pickups. I figured they’d be decent since they’re in the CV line.

I still have the green partscasters JM with the French neck & Rose picassos!

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Re: John 5 Telecaster

Post by HNB » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:03 pm

Nice!

I really like it. Solid guitar and really versatile. (Plus double bound alder body!!)
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Re: John 5 Telecaster

Post by preservation » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:18 am

What’s the neck profile like ?
I like them at least a little chunky :ph34r:

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Re: John 5 Telecaster

Post by HNB » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:38 am

The stock neck is thinner which I like, but I wanted an all maple one for it. I think there are quite a few people who swapped necks out, but you never know until you try. :D I liked the neck fine. Just a looks thing for me.
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Re: John 5 Telecaster

Post by AlumNeck » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:10 am

John 5 while I am not the hugest fan of his music he is a monster player and he has the best signature Tele's in my option bye far!!!

I just put an Electrical Guitar company neck on one of his older ones came out amazing!
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Re: John 5 Telecaster

Post by HNB » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:36 am

Yesss!
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Re: John 5 Telecaster

Post by Redstar30 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:06 am

Wow that looks amazing!!

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Re: John 5 Telecaster

Post by Con-Tiki! » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:26 pm

AlumNeck wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:10 am
John 5 while I am not the hugest fan of his music he is a monster player and he has the best signature Tele's in my option bye far!!!

I just put an Electrical Guitar company neck on one of his older ones came out amazing!
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holy crap, that's ridiculous!
what did that neck cost?
(Christopher, also)
I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing i ever heard come out a pair of headphones.

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Re: John 5 Telecaster

Post by AlumNeck » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:54 pm

Con-Tiki! wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:26 pm
AlumNeck wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:10 am
John 5 while I am not the hugest fan of his music he is a monster player and he has the best signature Tele's in my option bye far!!!

I just put an Electrical Guitar company neck on one of his older ones came out amazing!
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holy crap, that's ridiculous!
what did that neck cost?
$800 for the neck after shipping and tax. The guitar about a grand took a while though, these don't pop up that often and are usually in crap condition or modified. I scored this one still has plastic on the back cover and is in excellent condition with original case and paper work. This beast is crazy, the pickguard is not just for show it has a brass back plate this thing is super heavy almost 13lbs. .Sings like a full blown aluminum guitar!

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