Local CL Tele..... can this be right?

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Local CL Tele..... can this be right?

Post by CaptainCrunch » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:32 am

Are my eyeballs giving out, or is the bridge too far south on this? I know the traditional Tele bridge takes up a lot more visual space, but the actual saddle contact point just doesn't seem like it could work. Also the drywall screws on the Bigsby are... something.

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Re: Local CL Tele..... can this be right?

Post by HarlowTheFish » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:03 am

Just eyeballed it compared to a proper Fender, and considering the 22nd fret is a bit higher (probably a 22-no-overhang neck) that actually looks pretty legit. The bridge is a tiny bit higher up, but so is the neck.

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Re: Local CL Tele..... can this be right?

Post by Telliot » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:07 am

The bridge and bridge pickup look wonky to me, but hard to say for sure from the pics. The bridge itself looks too far forward on the treble side, and I don't understand why it would be angled if you are using a TOM.
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Re: Local CL Tele..... can this be right?

Post by DrQuasar » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:05 pm

I don't think you can tell for sure from this picture. If I were getting this I would hope that there is enough travel in either direction to intonate but I wouldn't be surprised if I had to move that bridge.

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Re: Local CL Tele..... can this be right?

Post by Telliot » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:14 pm

DrQuasar wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:05 pm
I don't think you can tell for sure from this picture. If I were getting this I would hope that there is enough travel in either direction to intonate but I wouldn't be surprised if I had to move that bridge.
I'd be willing to bet it's a mess under that huge pickguard.
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Re: Local CL Tele..... can this be right?

Post by Sonichris » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:29 pm

I think the asking price tells you everything you need to know.

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Post by tribi9 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:52 pm

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Post by andy_tchp » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:19 pm

Nope.
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Re: Local CL Tele..... can this be right?

Post by jvin248 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:54 pm

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It really looks weird but the control plate is about in the right spot, the bridge relative to the volume knob is about right.
More of a visual distortion problem than anything with the huge pickguard and no bridge plate in there fighting against the cramped Bigsby.

Headstock looks like either Harley Benton, Glarry, or Walmart Sawtooth.

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Re: Local CL Tele..... can this be right?

Post by CaptainCrunch » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:07 pm

It's one of those "If this guitar had ONE piece worth a shit, I'd buy it" CL guitars, but I really don't think it does. I'm sure under the Fiona-Apple-Video 70's basement paneling pickguard is some completely predictable grossness.

Just always surprising how much really lousy crap is on local CL. 3rd biggest city. 30th best Craigslist.

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