These are both players. They have been modded. They have been played. There are scars... they are both setup for .010's and they both play really well. Great in fact. The pickups are all from Pete Biltoft at Vintage Vibe Guitars. As usual with Pete's stuff - they sound amazing... both are seriously fine sounding guitars.
Scars are documented in the photos. What you can't really see on the Tele is a very sligh router slip at the bridge pickup. There is a slight elongation of the pickup hole that peelks out from under the bridge. what looks like a dark spot is really a space... doesn't affect tone or playability in the slightest. Tele has fretwear in the second through 5th frets. I don't feel it playing but it's there. A crowning is in order at some future point. That's on your dime though ...
Shipping is tough to estimate these days so each guitar is price WITHOUT shipping. I get a slight discount on Fedex ground and will pass that along. You pay shipping at actual.
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CONUS for now.
No cases, no bags.
Mid 80's Fernandes Tele. MIJ. Purchased in the early 90's from a fellow in Denver from the TDPRI site. It had the scars when I bought it. Use in my studio since then.
Pickups are Vintage Vibe CC Rider in the neck (blade style P90 with super gucci shielding) Vintage Vibe 52 hot in the bridge. Cloth wrap over full copper shielding. Steel base plate installed, copper base plate included. This guys has hot rod Tele all over it. Back off the volume and it's sweet P90 jazzy in the neck, early Gretch in the combined position, and spanky sweet Tele in the brdge position. Crank the volume control and you're back in gnarly blues land which is where I perfer it to be
Kluson tuners are recent. neck profile is radiused, fast strat. Thinner and shallower than a typecal Tele. This is a ripper of an axe!
$365 plus freight Bridge Pickup Neck
Note, neck pickup was ordered 'square' rather than dog-ear. This is one of the advantages of working with Pete. Just like the 'King, you can have it your way
The PRS SE Soapbar II. Some previous knucklehead expanded the bridge pickup route and stuffed a cheap full sized humbucker in there. That was replaced with the cream P90's you see in the pics. Pete's P90's just rock!
Frets on this one are fine with little or no discernible wear. There are super easy playing guitars with a lot of LP Special vibe about them.
$365 plus freight Vintage Vibe Guitars P90 Pickups are the freakin' BEST!
To wave off the inevitable... trade bait ... both guitars towards 1 really good solid body guitar. MIA G&L would be most interesting though I'm ope to other brands like fender. Would consider 1 for 1 for some of the Tribute models. we can talk cash depending on what your guitar is... OR Lakland 44-02 with fretted maple neck, 44-01 lined fretless, MIA Stingray fretted. Godin Acoustibasses always get my attention if they aren't beat...
Note I am looking to keep the values in the ball park a couple of hun apart - no big deal - my preference is to, trade up. If you have a quadrilliion A top PRS with Birds humping Dragon inlays, probably we aren't gonna make that happen ... though you never know, those inlays might get a look at my next trad country gig ...