Joe's 51 Nocaster

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by jmp45, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Likes Received:
    2,181
    i'm really diggin Joe's Nocaster... I think I need a Tele..

     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
  2. BanditPanda

    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2015
    Messages:
    4,403
    Likes Received:
    3,814
    Location:
    Montreal
    I keep saying a Tele or T-style is a must have for the arsenal.
    I'm pretty sure nobody, ever, has regretted adding a Tele to the stable.
    It's just a proven winner.
    BP
     
  3. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Likes Received:
    2,181
    Thanks Bandit for the push.. Reverb has custom shop relic'd nocasters for around $4K.. If they would have the tone Joey has with his original might be worth it.. But I'm cheap, I'll look elsewhere and mod.
     
    Mitchell Pearrow and BanditPanda like this.
  4. Dogs of Doom

    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    19,060
    Likes Received:
    18,553
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    my intro to 'Tele' was a guy was selling a bunch of factory line rejects from Fender. He had about a dozen, ½ MiM, ½ US. I bought 2 US standards & a '52 RI.

    They were unfinished wood.

    The 1st thing I did was took a router to the 2 US standard ones (1 at a time). I routed for a bridge humbucker (they were already routed for neck HB). I bought a graphite neck & they rock!

    Better than my old SG, although similar. I'd say that you could stack up a Tele against an SG anyday & beat it, if both have humbuckers.

    Tele's w/ the single coil though have their own voice. I've heard them w/ P90s sound pretty cool too, although, I'm not really a P90 guy. I think Steve had P90s in one of his...

    Get a swamp ash Tele body & do whatever you want to it. If you don't spend a ton on the body, you won't care about carving/cutting it up (that's the beauty of what I did). Otherwise, you can go look on stratosphere & pick out whatever Tele bod you want. That's where I got my violin burst '13 US Select Tele.

    It's mahogany, w/ maple top...

    Teleselect_zpsts1lebll.png

    I threw in a couple Barden Gatton customs in it. It screams!
     
  5. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Likes Received:
    2,181
    That is one beautiful Tele.. :yesway:
     
  6. Deep Purple fan

    Deep Purple fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,441
    Likes Received:
    2,276
    Location:
    Virginia
    Great music room! Wow. You ain’t that cheap. Joe’s Nocaster has a mod in that it has a humbucker in neck. I can’t recall which but it may be a PAF. I recently picked up a 51 custom shop Nocaster. It is a phenomenally good guitar.

    8A1EE9BE-E0E7-4AC4-A0B5-28AC61E40B2E.jpeg
     
  7. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Likes Received:
    2,181
    It's a looker DP.. Only downside I'm not a fan of is the 7 1/4" radius. I have a 50's strat @ 7 1/4" and small frets. I tend to pass by it. Thought about changing the neck many times.
     
  8. Dogs of Doom

    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    19,060
    Likes Received:
    18,553
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    on my Tele's, I bought the bodies & installed the neck of my choice. I ended up buying a few Moses graphite, w/ a 16" radius. On one of my cheaper guitars, I bought a Jim Root neck, which has compound radii...

    There are many places to buy similar bodies, that are knockoffs, but, if the body is made from just a couple of slabs of the same kind of wood, I don't know how you can go wrong...

    Fender bodies:
    https://stratosphereparts.com/search.php?search_query=us+tele+body

    They also have a few of these, which are Fender, but Indonesian made:
    https://stratosphereparts.com/fender-flame-maple-top-telecaster-tele-body-neck-fmt-set-neck-amber-2/
     
    jmp45 likes this.
  9. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Likes Received:
    2,181
    Thanks Dog.. I'm on it..
     
  10. Dogs of Doom

    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    19,060
    Likes Received:
    18,553
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    the beauty of it, is that, there are a lot of options...

    Take your time & do it right. (whatever that means - to you)

    Also, the beauty, if you get it in parts & you for some reason don't like the body - swap it out. You don't have any allegiance to sentiment, about keeping the parts together, since you sourced them separate anyway...
     
    Mitchell Pearrow and jmp45 like this.
  11. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    5,032
    Likes Received:
    4,934
    IMO, a Tele is there with my 335.

    Gibson '68 & '69 ES 335's.jpg
    52 Reissue Tele.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    El Gringo and jmp45 like this.
  12. Wildeman

    Wildeman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    1,217
    And here i was thinkin about this!

    You do need a Tele:thumb:
     
    Mitchell Pearrow, El Gringo and jmp45 like this.
  13. Deep Purple fan

    Deep Purple fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,441
    Likes Received:
    2,276
    Location:
    Virginia
    I hate to say it and don’t want to draw fire but my experience is the custom shop guitars play a lot better than the vintage one’s. Having said that, I’d love to have a 50s strat. That must be very cool.
     
    Mitchell Pearrow and jmp45 like this.
  14. Wildeman

    Wildeman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    1,217
    Tis true, at least in my experience. The CS Gatton i had was the best Tele i ever played, and that includes a real '57 i had.
     
    Deep Purple fan likes this.
  15. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Likes Received:
    2,181
    I should have elaborated on it. It's an MIJ 50s reissue I picked up in the early 90s. You can see it get's little play.

    [​IMG]
     
    Mitchell Pearrow likes this.
  16. Wildeman

    Wildeman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    1,217
    My first Strat was exactly like that, i remember it well. GC in San Jose around '91...total Waynes World moment.... Dude, you gonna buy that?, its a brand new guitar. Me, wait for the DB to walk away and go up to another dude and buy it:flex:
     
    Mitchell Pearrow and jmp45 like this.
  17. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Likes Received:
    2,181
    I think I picked that up in 91 also..
     
  18. El Gringo

    El Gringo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2015
    Messages:
    1,289
    Likes Received:
    1,076
    Location:
    Shakedown Street
    I used to think the same way until recently when I got a 1969 Fender Double Bound Alder Custom Telecaster in 3 tone burst with a one piece flame maple neck ( the neck actually has some heft to it as well which quite surprised me ) . Here is the thing I never liked Alder body Fenders and maple necks ( I love maple necks on ash bodies ) as I felt they were to bright ,well I was wrong big time and noticed a big difference . Which with one instrument alone is too small a sample size to really make a stand on.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice