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

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    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

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    that's outrageous! GLWTS
  3. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

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    Spalt-y goodness bump! I might also be interested in a fretless. PM me if you've got one.
  4. Jothabass

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    Looks nice !!! Ebony fretboard??
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  6. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

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    Many thanks. Yes, the fretboard is ebony to match the dark streaks in the spalt.
  7. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

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    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 Supporting Member

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    Wow beautiful guitar
  9. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

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    Price drop bump. Any takers??
  10. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

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    Hump day, still-available bump.
  11. ddbassGA

    ddbassGA Supporting Member

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    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

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    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

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    How much if no shipping necessary?
  14. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

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  15. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

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    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

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    Snowy Thursday bump!
  17. ebradfordrich

    ebradfordrich Gold Supporting Member

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    Rainy Tuesday bump!
  18. cubanz

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    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

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    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 Supporting Member

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    super phat pickups humbuckers?
  21. bassfreakah

    bassfreakah Supporting Member

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    coil splitter? sorry im a bass player who likes to play guitar.

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