Thursday, May 15, 2008

Your Regularly Scheduled Gear Post

The thread on TDPRI was "Hideous Jackson Tele" , and the Tele in question was a sundown fade. That was kinda cool, but the one that came up that was really awesome was a scorpion bandana Tele from 2007 NAMM.



She's a beauty. A one-in-a-million Tele, and the black with white binding and paint works well with the pointy Jackson headstock. Really, it'd work great with a maple neck and bog-standard Tele headstock, but this does look good like this. And all things told, I'd prefer a standard bridge instead of a humbucker. Stacked humbucker, maybe. And clearly, this would be for harder-rocking alt-country, moving into slightly gothic southern rock. But it looks so cool.

Heck, nothing says you couldn't play Stones on that thing. And it'll love being played with thin strings, so I can go back to bridge cables on my other one.

In other news, Sam Ash has Blue Flower and Pink Paisley Teles. $1000 is the web price. I'm guessing that eventually I'll see 'em for $800, then the price will rise again. And, unfortunately, I don't think there's any way I can get one. (Among others, the Pink Paisley is played by James Burton, Sue Foley and Brad Paisley. Who, besides Jack Pribek, plays a Blue Flower?)

I feel like I should have a third thing. I reall don't. Well, kinda. Wednesday was mostly in F, and it rocked anyway. I sounded good!

4 comments:

Kenski said...

I'm not a huge Tele fan (though I'm scared that if I tried one I might convert), but that baby's got some serious mojo going on. You can just see Old Nick playing it at midnight, down at the crossroads...

Dave Jacoby said...

It's a whole different thing, but it's a wonderful axe. There's no place to hide on a Tele.

One of us.... One of us....

But yeah, it looks just so cool.

ericmakesmusic said...

I've got to disagree here...that thing looks wrong.

Dave Jacoby said...

Is the wrongness anything that a Tele-style maple neck from Warmoth wouldn't fix?