What’s In YOUR Garage? The Garage Fender Telecaster

On the evening of September 24th 2014, I was in my garage throwing out anything that had not been used for a while. My wife had been nagging me about clearing it out, because we needed the space. After filling over 20-55 gallon trash bags with stuff that we no longer needed or wanted, I spotted an old mildew-covered guitar case over in the far corner of the garage under some other items. I pulled it out, thinking it surely must be an empty, and that I had just left it out there years ago. I was very surprised to find that the case was heavy, as if there might be something in it. I opened it up to find that there was a guitar in it! And it was not just ANY guitar! It was a Japanese made 1989 Fender Butterscotch Telecaster! My mind was blown! I don’t remember ever leaving this guitar out in the garage. I don’t ever remember buying it! I had to have been out there since my wife and I stopped performing in 2001. We stored a lot of our old music gear out in the garage for a while. I thought that we had long since cleared it all out! This Tele did not look too bad, but it needed a lot of work. The controls were frozen with corrosion. Many of the screws were rusty. Mildew was all over it. I plugged it in, and it would not play. I took it to my studio and set up a work table and took it apart. I removed the strings, removed most of the parts from the body and cleaned off all the mildew. I took apart the controls, cleaned and lubricated them. Then I re-soldered many of the solder contacts. Next, I carefully re-assembled it. Once I got it back together, restrung and set up, it was beautiful! Next, I plugged it in for a test run. This guitar sounded good on every genre of music that I played with it! It also has an easy feel, and fingering on it is a dream! Please check out the YouTube video that I produced on it. The Garage Tele, or What’s In YOUR Garage???! Thanks for checking out my blog! 🙂

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About ericblackmonmusic

Eric Blackmon plays multiple musical instruments and teaches music on those instruments daily at EEMusic Music Creation Learning Center in Greenville South Carolina. Eric Blackmon is a YouTube content Creator who posts lessons on these instruments weekly on several YouTube channels including EricBlackmonGuitar which now has over 414,000 subscribers.

Posted on October 2, 2014, in Guitar lessons, music, My Guitar, simple guitar chords and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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