“RedNeck Telecaster” Or Red Blood Tele?

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Some time ago I wanted to make a (friendly) joke on the Tele guitars.Redneck Tele Guitar
I had TOO many leftovers from the Tele project.
So I decided to make the “RedNeck Tele” project.

Which meant some sort of mixture between the famous “Tele” thing and sort of the Cigar Box Guitar.
And it was almost accomplished when my family members started to beg: “It’s so many good parts! And you want to wast it on such infamous body?”
Well, I felt really ashamed. That’s why this project was stuck for a long time.
The only missing part in this project was the right body as I wanted to use some sort of the “cigar box”.
So I started to search on eBay for some kind of an affordable body.
And here it is coming!
The beautiful Blood Red Tele Replacement body!

I have found it on the eBay. But the seller appears to be in my close neighborhood!
So I’m going tomorrow to pick up the item.
I’ll keep you posted on this project update.
So stay in touch

Bye, Amigo! Travel guitar ends up on the wall.

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I swear I did my best to make this travel guitar sound.Amigo Travel guitar
And it never worked out. It’s sad.
Because I was always wanting to have a small handy instrument which I can keep in the trunk of my car or in the travel.
The Amigo Travel Guitar was promising. I have purchased it on eBay.
And it truly has nice look, good materials and satisfactory sound.
But. Whatever I tried I could not tune it so it can be playable instrument.

First, the saddle was too high.
I’ve sanded it as much as I could. and it still was not low enough.
Next step could be modifying the lower bridge.
But before doing that I was trying to fix the nut on the neck.
It didn’t help neither.
When I was able to tune it on the first 3 frets it was a disaster on the 5-7 frets and vice versa.
And what was surprising the 12th fret harmonics were matching the 12 fret tone!

So after several desperate attempts to fix it I finally had to give up.
At least it looks nice on the wall.

So here’s the resume of this story:
Be extremely careful while buying unknown brands on the eBay!
Because technically this travel guitar was not damaged and fairly cheap (under $100), so I had not enough arguments to return it.
On the other hand you know what to expect when you buy on the eBay the well known brand. From this point you are more protected.
For example, my first purchase on the eBay was Regal RD40 resonator guitar. And I’m still loving it very much.
It is relatively cheap but very well done and sweet sounding instrument.