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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