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    A whole bunch of them popped up on Reverb. Not sure if they are preorders or in stock, didn't dare check

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojocaster View Post
    A whole bunch of them popped up on Reverb. Not sure if they are preorders or in stock, didn't dare check
    5 Butterscotch Blonde, 1 Fiesta Red. Oddly listed under electric guitars, not tenor electric guitars. All for sale - available now.

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    A dozen for sale on Reverb. I'd say the Tenor Tele has arrived!

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    I guess that guy who was selling his used tenor tele on Reverb for $800 is out of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gretschbigsby View Post
    I guess that guy who was selling his used tenor tele on Reverb for $800 is out of luck.
    HA HA HA! I guess that guy can eat a bowl of... ah yeah. I probably shouldn't finish that sentence.

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    It's a good thing that Fender is about wanting to make more to sell.

    creebobby - So far i've failed at finding pics of your saddle conversion. Might you post a pic and info on how to buy?

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    I gots me one of the Blue ones. I'm going to send it into the shop for a little TLC, and I ordered some new heavier strings that *should work well with the octave mandolin tuning. I used the EASTMAN guitar guide to tuning since the Fender Tele-Tenor is almost identical scale length. See link below, could be useful for others.

    When I get this hog all setup and ready to roll, it's going on stage with me. Super fun guitar.

    https://eastwoodguitars.com/blogs/ne...s-string-guide

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    Just took a butterscotch out of the box this morning. Just need to shout out CME. I asked them to put some GDAE strings on before they sent it out and they took care of that. Looks good, sounds great. Super fun guitar. Neck length is much easier to manage than my Martin which is a bonus. I will need to shave the nut down a bit to fit the wider gauge G and D strings at some point, but itís good for now.

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    Email update from Thomann for Europeans who have placed an order there (think Sweetwater type of company). Guitar should (!) be delivered at the end of February 2020, which really sucks, considering that in this coming leap year, we'll reach the end of February one day later. Anyway, the website was updated overnight and out of all three models, the only one without a tentative delivery date is the blue one… the colour I picked…
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    Happy new year to you all!

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    I have not seen any for sale in the U.K. or France, there are a few shops saying available to order but not in stock.

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    Try these links. one for Thomann France, the second one for Thomann UK.

    https://www.thomann.de/fr/modeles_en...3&oa=pra&ls=25

    https://www.thomann.de/gb/t_models.h...3&oa=pra&ls=25

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    You're right though, they'll be available at the end of Feb. in our neck of the woods...

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    creebobby and Huck - i'm not a facebook guy but am very interested in the brass saddle mod you're talking about. Does it require more holes in the Tenor Tele tail piece? Info/source/pics/etc would be greatly appreciated.
    creebobby's brass saddle modification pictures.

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    Huck - Thank you for posting the pics i couldn't access. That's a really interesting and effective way to get Telecaster saddles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck View Post
    creebobby's brass saddle modification pictures.

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    Don't flame me but the saddles that come with it are far superior in every way.

    I know tele purists love the vintage saddles, but they are a PITA to setup and intonate, cause phase cancellation between the 2 strings on the single saddle and brass [being a soft metal] sucks tone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan in va View Post
    Huck - Thank you for posting the pics i couldn't access. That's a really interesting and effective way to get Telecaster saddles on it.
    You're welcome Dan. creebobby seems happy with them - says they add complexity and sound great. I like the look.

    The adapters appear custom made.

    Hopefully creebobby will give us a full report.

    Have a great New Year!

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    I made the adapters myself out of keychain blanks from the ‘stamp your own stuff’ section at Hobby Lobby. Cut, drilled, tapped.

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    Meanwhile I've started in on major mods.

    I drilled the back of the headstock for vintage style Klusons.

    I wet sanded the rear of the headstock clean and the front down to a 'Nocaster' decal only.
    It was tricky to get the 'R' next to the fender logo off!

    I sanded the body down to raw wood using a drum sander for the top and bottom and carefully, slowly hand sanded the sides. So much work!

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    What finish are you planning on applying to the body?

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    I will give my two cents about the brass saddles. They do all the 'bad' things that Verne says but to me those are all good things. Depends what you want out of the instrument.

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    I'm just going to do a thin coat of amber tinted shellac for now. Might spray with white blonde nitro later.

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    My preorder hadn't materialized, so I pulled the trigger on the first one I saw pop up online on Christmas Eve. FedEx finally delivered it today -- soo Merry Christmas and Happy 2020 to me!

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    Enjoy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandoloon View Post
    My preorder hadn't materialized, so I pulled the trigger on the first one I saw pop up online on Christmas Eve. FedEx finally delivered it today -- soo Merry Christmas and Happy 2020 to me!

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    Glad you were able to get one and I hope it arrived setup to your satisfaction Mandoloon. Read a second online review saying their's arrived with bad fretwork.

    None on Reverb and only one Fiesta Red on eBay today.

    Who did you have your preorder with?

    Enjoy!
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