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T-Rodeo, the rat-rod Telecaster (« Rodeocaster »)

Here is the T-Rodeo, my rat-rod Telecaster! Historically this is the #3 Telecaster in my arsenal, another one that I built from scratch with Warmoth parts as done with Telecaster #002. It’s a stripped-down (« rat-rod« ) but sonically high-powered (« rat-rod« / »bobber« ) and highly customized (« bobber« ) Telecaster. This « Rodeocaster » is a combination of wood and metal designed for […]

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Telecaster #002: Custom Barden Thinline

Historically this guitar is my second Telecaster (rather an Esquire which is the one-pickup version of the Telecaster) in the closet but also the first one built from scratch. Indeed I’ve assembled this guitar in early 2009 from parts that I’ve purchased from Warmoth, a supplier of guitar parts made in USA, under license by […]

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Poker Diesel, a rat-rod Gretsch 6120®

  I purchased this Gretsch 6120® (s/n: JT05052758) with its cows and cactus inlays in 2005 and it is still one of my favorites on stage. You can hear it on my « White Trash Blues » album tracks. Like all my guitars I customized this one. It is originally a « Reverend Horton Heat » signature model based […]

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Telecaster #001: Squier® by Fender, Texas Special

The Squier Telecaster® is the first electric guitar I’ve purchased. I bought this one second-hand in early 1995 and I performed my first gigs with it. This is a reissue of the first Telecaster guitars produced in the early fifties featuring a heavy ash body and a maple neck. The original Tele. The serial number, […]

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Lonesome Fugitive, the Tennessee® J-200 folk guitar

This guitar is my roadhorse when I have no power at hand. This pure acoustic six-shooter (no electronics at all) is a replica of the famous Gibson J-200 made by GEWA, a German company. I bought it in 2005 in Germany and I have been playing it since then at every unplugged session, radio show… […]