calling jackthehack and other experts re: Rosewood Tele body

buckallred

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I think I have decided to step up and spend some $$ on what I think will be a super nice guitar: a Warmoth tele in full rosewood. Unfinished rosewood neck and Rosewood body in clear gloss. Certainly it will be indian rosewood due to the cost. I expect the body to be in the $700-800 range, at the very least. IRW necks look to be around $250 - $300.

The idea is a general tribute to the George Harrison tele, though I don't much care for the maple laminate in the middle that his had, i think I would rather just have the chunk o' rosewood. I might also go with a more modern bridge, though I might change my mind.

The question, or the first of several: I am considering a chambered body, as I have heard that solid rosewood bodies are very heavy. What are the pros and cons here? I have never played a chambered tele body. Mainly, I am looking for someone who knows to assure me that this would not be a huge mistake. 

Any other input or ideas would be appreciated. Pickups? Bridge? other details? let's hear it.
 
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dwayneed

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There are plenty of Rosewood Tele bodies in the body showcase right now. Looks like non chambered starts at around 7 lbs! There is even a couple 'Harrison' ones at 7lbs 11oz $995..
 

jackthehack

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The chambered bodies, be they Strat/Tele/other tend to be a bit more resonant especially when playing at volume, I prefer them to solid bodies personally. There's a nice selection of both types in the Showcase right now, I'd go one of the lighter chambered ones if I was ordering...
 

buckallred

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Thanks, Mr. Hack. It's a bit of an iffy thing, dropping $800 on a body when you've never handled a chambered body before.

What is the deal with the maple laminate sandwich on the George Harrison tele anyway? Is it just for looks or what? Seems kind of odd, really. . .
 
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dwayneed

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buckallred said:
Thanks, Mr. Hack. It's a bit of an iffy thing, dropping $800 on a body when you've never handled a chambered body before.

What is the deal with the maple laminate sandwich on the George Harrison tele anyway? Is it just for looks or what? Seems kind of odd, really. . .

I would go for Mahogany with a rosewood neck, oh wait... I did!  :blob7:
 

jackthehack

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buckallred said:
Thanks, Mr. Hack. It's a bit of an iffy thing, dropping $800 on a body when you've never handled a chambered body before.

What is the deal with the maple laminate sandwich on the George Harrison tele anyway? Is it just for looks or what? Seems kind of odd, really. . .

You've got a 10 day return policy....
 

buckallred

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dwayneed said:
What is the deal with the maple laminate sandwich on the George Harrison tele anyway? Is it just for looks or what? Seems kind of odd, really. . .

I would go for Mahogany with a rosewood neck, oh wait... I did!  :blob7:
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Where are the pics???
 
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dwayneed

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buckallred said:
dwayneed said:
What is the deal with the maple laminate sandwich on the George Harrison tele anyway? Is it just for looks or what? Seems kind of odd, really. . .

I would go for Mahogany with a rosewood neck, oh wait... I did!  :blob7:

Where are the pics???
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On order still... See Invader Tele thread in the Tele forum.  :doh:
 
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