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FS/FT: Custom, one-off Spalt Maple Tele

Discussion in 'For Sale: Other Stuff (Not bass related)' started by ebradfordrich, Jun 21, 2012.


  1. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Since I'm mostly playing bass these days, it's come time (reluctantly) to part ways with my beautiful spalt-top tele. She's taken a back seat to my Spectors, so off she goes.

    She originally came out of Bud Veazy's shop down south as 12 string. I found that I didn't play her nearly enough, so I set out to convert her back into a comparably worthy six-stringer. I stumbled upon an amazing luthier in Ohio named Attila. It's rare to see a neck made of spalted maple since the wood gets all kinds of punky due to the inherent fungus (ie spalt). Anyways, I told him what I wanted and he spec'd/built a thing of wonder and eventually assembled everything back up for me.

    Here are the specs:

    Back:Mahogany (dark red stained)
    Top: Spalted maple
    Neck: Spalted maple
    Radius: 9.5"
    Nut: TUSQ XL (black)
    Frets: 6150
    Profile: Std. Thin
    Inlays: Abalone dots
    Tuners: Grover Mini-locking Rotomatics
    Pickups: GFS Retrotrons
    Logo: Literally one of one, Damselfly Guitars, which I thought went well with the spalt/swampy theme). Logo was applied as a waterslide decal before the neck was sprayed to it's on there for good)

    Includes a pretty-much new tweed case, and I will ship any where in the US on my dime.

    Now asking $650. Or interesting comparable trades: Les Pauls, hardtail Strats or or Spector basses.

    Here is a link to a bunch more high-res pictures.
    http://public.fotki.com/ebradfordrich/eric/guitars/spalted-tele/

    Note that none of outside pictures were photoshopped or edited. That's was she looked out in the sun on my deck the afternoon. Please feel free to ask any/all questions.

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  2. ldervish

    ldervish

    May 22, 2005
    Johnson City, TN
    that's outrageous! GLWTS
     
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  4. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Spalt-y goodness bump! I might also be interested in a fretless. PM me if you've got one.
     
  5. Jothabass

    Jothabass

    Jul 18, 2009
    Union, NJ
    Looks nice !!! Ebony fretboard??
     
  6. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Many thanks. Yes, the fretboard is ebony to match the dark streaks in the spalt.
     
  7. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Still-hanging-around--bump, if anyone is interested. I'm opening the trade potential to include Les Pauls or potentially a hard-tail strat.
     
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  9. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Price drop bump. Any takers??
     
  10. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Hump day, still-available bump.
     
  11. ddbassGA

    ddbassGA Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Athens, GA
    Have a fretless 4-string Spector, Spectorcore -- mag and piezo p'ups -- in mint shape I'd offer in trade toward the Spaltcaster.
     
  12. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Thanks for the offer. I had a Spectorcore stay with me for a bit, and as much as I wanted it to be, it just wasn't my cup of tea. Thanks for the bump, though. Much appreciated!
     
  13. arnoldsnarb

    arnoldsnarb

    Oct 8, 2010
    How much if no shipping necessary?
     
  14. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
  15. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    After much hemming/hawing, she's back up for grabs. I'm trying to raise some funds so no trades at this point. $650/shipped in the continental US. (TB won't let me re-edit the initial post so the asking price is still the same; just not looking for any trades right now. Need cash!)
     
  16. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
  17. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
  18. cubanz

    cubanz Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    Wisconsin
    haven't picked up an electric guitar in years but yours really makes me want to... GLWTS
    nice guitar!
     
  19. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    W. Newbury, MA
    Thanks! It took me awhile to source all of the parts for this one. Spalt looks great but a lot of the time it's punky thanks to the fungus that makes it so pretty to begin with. I was really happy to find a nice solid piece to make the neck out of. It's too nice an instrument to just sit there as a decoration on the stand.
     
  20. bassfreakah

    bassfreakah

    Mar 26, 2011
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist Ernie ball strings
    super phat pickups humbuckers?
     
  21. bassfreakah

    bassfreakah

    Mar 26, 2011
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist Ernie ball strings
    coil splitter? sorry im a bass player who likes to play guitar.
     



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