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  1. #176

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    Call Willcutt. Buy it directly from the store.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Alte...cAAOSwtxdeXsz2
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck View Post
    Not the color your looking for but Walmart says they have one left:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Squier-Al...onde/862196428

    Also Ebay has two:

    https://www.ebay.com/i/174209798977?...algv%3DDefault

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Alte...cAAOSwtxdeXsz2

    A simple Google search found these.

    I've never had an Ebay order cancelled.
    Those are both butterscotch, said in post i was looking for red or blue.

  3. #178

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJMUSIC View Post
    Those are both butterscotch, said in post i was looking for red or blue.
    You didn't even bother clicking on the link did you? Now I know why you haven't been able to find one on your own.

    Sorry I tried to help you.

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  5. #179

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    For anyone looking for a blue one, there's one on eBay.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/174209798977?...61dbeaffa74b26

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    While this guy has been looking I’ve bought three. I may give them away to friends or start an electric tenor band. Lol.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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  8. #181

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobar View Post
    Call Willcutt. Buy it directly from the store.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Alte...cAAOSwtxdeXsz2
    Calling Willcut, as you suggested, would have revealed that they also have a red one available.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Alte....c100689.m4649

    I guess no good deed goes unpunished.

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  10. #182

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    Had a few days playing with my red one from GAK - absolutely love it, keep picking it up and playing it (when I should be doing other things like working &#128578 which is always good.

    BUT: yes it really needs a string tree, Iíll probably fit one pretty soon. Pressing on the top string over the headstock suddenly makes it sing properly. And my left thumb isnít enjoying the shape of the headstock join.

    That all said, tuned GDAD with a 30W and 20W on the bottom strings Iím loving the sounds, particularly through a traditional Irish TubeScreamer 👹

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck View Post
    Calling Willcut, as you suggested, would have revealed that they also have a red one available.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Alte....c100689.m4649

    I guess no good deed goes unpunished.
    I know. Not the first time it's happened and won't be the last.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

  12. #184

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    Ebay is the way to go. I got mine there.... as mentioned, never had an ebay order canceled.

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    Anyone found a hard shell case tha takes the tel tenor, a proper fit, not a big outsized 6 string guitar case. better still a tweed cover!

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    You could try this, not sure how the fit is:
    https://reverb.com/item/13367551-dou...-guitars-black

    I went with the gun case with pick & pluck foam route:
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  16. #187

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    So my Tiny Tele arrived today. The build is really solid and the size is adorable. It's much more compact and solid than my Eastwood Classic, which is really a 6-string with a shorter neck. The Tele feels much more like an instrument that is designed to be what it is, rather than adapted from something else.

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    Gun cases work great. I used one for my PeeWees

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    I have my 1931 national single cone tenor resonator fitting in the Baby Taylor sized case, and I tried the Fender tele tenor in it for overall size, and it's a good fit.
    It will need the neck supports reshaped, which is fairly easy to do, so I have ordered one. See how it goes, but looks very promising.

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    SKB 1SKB-300 Baby Taylor/Martin LX Guitar Hardshell Flight Case about £87 so a fair price to protect the lovely tenor tele.

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    I bought a Butterscotch Tenor Tele a while back (tuned as an octave mando) and had Forrest Lee, Jr. install a bender on the A-string. http://forrestcustomguitars.yolasite.com/ Forrest did a fine job, and it's been a lot of fun. With a whole-step bend on the A-string, FL christened it the "A-whole" bender :>)
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  21. #191

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    Fitted a Gotoh RG30 string tree - that's sounding better now

    Stick bit of post-it note on headstock, measure once, have a cup of tea, measure again, leave it overnight, measure again, drill hole with tiny hand drill...

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    Andy, interested to see the addition of the string tree. Can you tell us what advantages and improvement it has made? And any reason for the Gotoh rather than a Fender original? And what distance frim the nut did you place the hole, in millimetres? I may consider this if it is deemed better. Good to see that the original logo has not been compromised.

    best Kevin Macleod

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    Hi Kevin,

    Before I fitted it the top string wasn't singing out (huge difference between it and the second from top string), just by putting a bit of pressure on it behind the nut I could hear the difference. Of course it'll depend how far the top string's wound down the tuner, as someone mentioned a bit higher up the thread, but seemed worth trying to sort it properly.

    Glad you thought the logo still came through clearly, that's the main thing I was bothered about which is why I went for the Gotoh, it was the smallest (thinnest) tree I could find. Took me a while to decide the spot that was far enough from the nut not to give too steep an angle, but also clear of the logo. It's 26.5mm from the tuning peg side of the nut. Strings are still dropping down pretty steep though.

    But it really is like playing a different instrument now. Although you probably could get the same effect by replacing the top string and giving it enough slack so that it was wound to the bottom of the tuning peg...which would be a lot less scary. I'm very used to carrying out very major surgery on (my own) instruments, but not usually when they are brand new. But I'm really, really, glad I did

    Cheers,

    Andy

    P.S. The trees I bought came in a pack of two, one with a 2.5mm spacer and one with a 5mm spacer. I used the 5mm spacer, but I might sometime get a longer screw and use both of them to give 7.5mm spacing, that will give a better break angle. That all said, I'm an (ex-) mixing desk designer rather than a luthier so all advice should be taken with a large whisky

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    Really helpful! Many thanks Andy, tempted to give it a go.

    Cheers Kevin

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    Got mine (Placid Blue) about two weeks ago. Strung GDAE. I had Elderly Instruments cut a new nut and upon arrival all was fine. Then, discovered some buzzing above the 5th great. Eventually I replaced the the A string with wound and tweaked the truss rod - well more than tweaked. Now, it plays like a dream. So much fun.
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    Had good success fitting the tenor into this SKB case, and here's a few snaps of the job, foam, glue and black felt.

    A good snug fit and well secured inside, and safe from other gear in the van now.

    Link is to Amazon, but there are plenty of other suppliers at competitive prices! Its a good case, and will fit the National resonator tenor guitar as well.

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SKB-1SKB-30.../dp/B0002F79CU

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    Gotoh string tree added as per Andy, and seems to help the sound of the E, and improves the break angle. Delighted!

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    Fender no longer has the tenor tele listed on their website. I guess that's it. Congratulations to everyone who was able to get one. Hopefully Fender will see the light and make some more eventually.
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    Keep an eye on Reverb! They are already showing up on the used market, albeit at new prices.

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