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Pink or Blue??
Pink paisley 15%  15%  [ 2 ]
Blue paisley 85%  85%  [ 11 ]
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For $70, I'm seriously considering picking up one of these GFS paisley Tele bodies. Which do you like better? I won't say which way I'm leaning. You can see the details on the GFS site HERE and HERE.

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Is there a third option? :twisted: :wink: 8)

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Is there a third option?

As a matter of fact, there is, but I think it's butt-ugly--black & gold paisley ( Image ):

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I voted blue. I was initially inclined to go with pink - a friend of mine owned an original pink paisley tele in the late 60s - early 70s. But I think the burst looks better on the blue GFS vs. the pink one.

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Man, I think the blue one is sharp, and I'm not even a telie guy!

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You're right about that black and gold—yuck!

I voted blue. The pink could work, but you'd really have to own it. Not because it's pink, but because it's so pink. You'd have to abandon any pretense of subtlety. :wink:

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I abstain.

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sjaustin wrote:
You're right about that black and gold—yuck!

I voted blue. The pink could work, but you'd really have to own it. Not because it's pink, but because it's so pink. You'd have to abandon any pretense of subtlety. :wink:

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Hands-down BLUE in my opinion. I like Pink Paisley tele's well enough, but they're kind of ubiquitous these days, and this particular rendition looks a bit.. flat in certain pictures on GFS. Whereas the blue looks very beautiful. I've been trying not to pull the trigger on that body all week myself.

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The pink one isn't ugly 'cause it's pink, it's ugly 'cause the colors don't match. Black and gold seems too busy, it needs that feathered edge like the others.

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duhvoodooman wrote:
baj2k wrote:
Is there a third option?

As a matter of fact, there is, but I think it's butt-ugly--black & gold paisley ( Image ):

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I keep looking at that one and thinking "there's gotta be a hardware / pickguard combo that would make this thing look nice somehow", but I'm not really sure that's possible.

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sjaustin wrote:
You're right about that black and gold—yuck!

I voted blue. The pink could work, but you'd really have to own it. Not because it's pink, but because it's so pink. You'd have to abandon any pretense of subtlety. :wink:


+1 The blue is impressive, but the pink is iconic, so love for the pink. ;)

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Buy the pink one so you can light it on fire.

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MADBEAN v.2 wrote:
Buy the pink one so you can light it on fire.

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we're gonna need a separate poll for the pickguard :lol:

Blue Paisley body with:
- Tortoise guard (my pick)
- Clear guard
- White mother-of-pearl guard
- Black guard
- GFS dark tinted translucent with silver flecks
- no guard

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I wouldn't consider clear, translucent or no guard, because I don't like the appearance of a Tele with the pickup routing showing. The others are in play, though. And Warmoth has a nice selection....

P.S. The poll supports my original preference--I'm going with the blue. True, the pink color is iconic for a paisley Tele, but I don't care for the execution of the burst around the edges.

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Order placed! Actually, I'm buying everything for a Tele build from GFS, with the exception of an Oak Grigsby 4-way blade switch (gotta have that 4th position "both in series" pickup combo!), and the knobs, pots & caps, all of which I have on hand. Going with the following features:

  • The blue paisley body (of course!)
  • XGP neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • White pearloid pickguard
  • 4-way blade switch (as per above)
  • Neovin noiseless "Power Rock" pickup set
  • Wilkinson vintage style tuners
  • 6-saddle vintage style bridge plate

Will post more as the guitar comes together....

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Definitely interested to hear more on this; I've been tempted to use their bodies in the past but have been turned off by misalignment and fit and finish issues that others have posted about them.

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Looking forward to seeing this when it's done!

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Yeah, keep us posted for sure!

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My GFS order is shipping today. Here are the pieces:

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I have a 4-way blade switch coming from an Amazon seller, and the knobs, pots & tone cap are all items I have on hand.

The order may get here on Saturday, since GFS is only about 150 miles due east from me. But Monday is probably more likely....

EDIT: Wrong again! Just got an e-mail from FedEx saying it'll be here TOMORROW (Fri.)! Woohoo, a guitar-building weekend! Image

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Enjoying retirement, Bob? :mrgreen:

Looks like a fantastic project. Enjoy your weekend!

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I love the blue, I’m going to be jealous.


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I 100% approve of this project.. that's going to be sexy AF! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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