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    Some of you know about the Pimps of Joytime and the two guitars I've built for Brian J, the front man. We are now collaborating on another tele design, and the body and neck are cut and routed. I will have photos of them next week. The reason I'm jumping the gun is that I had a great time searching out pickups for this project. We were thinking outside the box, and were considering Gold Foil pickups - these are the pickups found in countless old cheap Japanese guitars such as Teisco, etc. The world has finally discovered what Ry Cooder knew decades ago - these are cool pickups, as were the DeArmonds used in many other guitars back in the 50s and 60s. Well, we thought we'd go with Filtertrons, so the body is routed for them and the pickguard is cut for a Filtertron in the neck position.

    Just as I was about to order some TV Jones or Curt Novak Filtertrons, I ran across the T-Armond, a TV Jones offering featuring a vintage DeArmond design in a Filtertron-sized package. These things sond incredible - here - check 'em out:

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    Anyhow, This will be a chambered, super-light swamp ash body with a pretty swamp ash top and ivory top binding. The finish will be a clear dark red or burgundy stain and the pickguard is parchment. The hardware will be gold. The neck is roasted maple and the fretboard is Padauk. Like I said, photos this weekend or, more likely, next week.
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    Holy Bat Guano, Batman! Those things produce smoke!
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Gorgeous smoke!! I'm loving these babies! Need them in one of my own - now, that's a problem.
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    Very cool direction to explore! That guy in the TV Jones video has some cool sounding runs.
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    The body and neck are here and are super-sweet. The body is swamp ash and chambered (super-light), the neck is roasted quarter-sawn maple with a wild Padauk fretboard.



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