Bloodstone telecasters - any good?

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  1. Chu

    Chu Well-Known Member

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    I'll pay twice that!
     
  2. bad alice

    bad alice Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!

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    Chu, you crazy high roller you!


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  3. Squire

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    Hi Bad Alice, I did an internet search to try & find out some more info about Bloodstone guitars, and came across this post (and this forum). I know your post is from last year, but thought you may have not gone any further & might still be interested - or others who do a search might find this as I did and at least I can add a bit more info....

    I've actually bitten the bullet & asked Bloodstone to make me a custom Tele to my exact spec - I now have to wait the 4-6 weeks to tell you what I think of the guitar itself!. What I can say is from the moment I got in touch and gave my ideas, David (as someone on here guessed, it does seem to be a one man operation) has been in regular contact with me to confirm things talk through any questions I've had.

    I originally looked at some other luthiers and enquired about building a guitar for me, but their prices were way out of my reach. so then I looked at getting the parts in & going from there, but adding up the cost of parts as I want them the bill was getting higher all the time & like you I wouldnt have a clue where to begin actually putting it together professionally.

    Bloodstone came back to me with a complete breakdown on the price, and what was costing more & why on my design. I've decided to go for it & paid a deposit for him to start getting the pieces together - Ive asked for an unusual neck design, so he's buying that in with a paddle headstock (not shaped) and finishing it as I want. on the deposit form it said #0035 - so he's certainly new to this, but before going for it I did a good search on Ebay & found he'd sold custom guitars under his personal account before setting up the company one - all the feedback was positive.
     
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  4. Magnus Pym

    Magnus Pym Grudges rot the soul

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    Interesting post. Probably too late for the OP but I look forward to seeing the results.
     
  5. bad alice

    bad alice Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!

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    Howdy Squire!
    I'd be really interested in hearing how your Bloodstone tele turns out bud. I ended up be side tracked by a severe case of GAS for a rather delightful, badly behaved and gloriously rowdy Fender Blacktop Strat and, in a needs must kind of way, ended up abandoning the Bloodstone tele dream for that guitar. As it happens, I have no regrets - the sonic blue Blacktop Strat I now have is a absolute beast which I've had a ton of fun modding (Dimarzios/new scratchplate) and, as it is now very much "my" guitar, I feel I made the right call. This time! (Oh OKAY, twist my arm, here's a pic, jeez...lol!):D
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    However, the Bloodstone Teles do look lovely it had to be said! Like you though I struggled to find much of anything - good/bad/ugly - about them on the interweb, and in the days of instant info EVERYWHERE that felt a little disconcerting and was definitely a part of the reason I ended up deciding "no". Bearing that in mind, it would be terrific for anyone considering a Bloodstone guitar if you could find the time to write a thorough review and let us all know how your custom axe turns out? Word of mouth reviews on the interweb are undoubtably the best resource for a prospective buyer of well...anything and if your guitar turns out to be as splendid as I suspect it might, then John and Bloodstone deserve all the promotion they can get!
    Good luck mate and I can't wait to hear/see the results!
    :)
     
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    A-D-L Northern Monkey

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    That's certainly a custom looking guitar - love the scratch plate. And always prefer covered pickups.

    I will keep this post informed as the weeks go on - it'll give me something to do while I'm trying to be patient while waiting.

    In the meantime below is a mock up of my tele design - I actually put this together on the halo guitars custom build tool - a really great site for seeing some ideas, but again expensive to buy from especially as they're in America so plus shipping costs....
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    bad alice Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!

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    Ooh damn, that looks tasty Squire - mmmm, and block inlays too! Noiyce!:)
    As it happens I am actually having (what is known round these parts as) a "mystery guitar" being built for me just now too. I'm not sharing the spec with anyone and it's being built by a luthier who I also won't mention as his builds are known for a particular feature...gonna shut up now before I give out any more clues:eek:
    Anyway, this guitar will hopefully be ready sometime next month - I'm guessing yours will be too? - so please do stick around so we can compare builds and, most importantly, complain endlessly about the utter a*seness of trying to be patient for something soooo exciting. Cuz patience sucks balls. Most definitely.:)
    While you're here please do peruse around the other threads and kick back and join in with the general nonsense that fills this place.
    We're a good hearted bunch and much banter and fun is to be had.
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    We LOVE the guitars.
    And the general ambition - some are closer than others - is to own them AAAAAAAALLL!
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  10. Squire

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    I shall be sticking around, had a little look around already, as a coincidence seeing as I found this forum searching for stuff on bloodstone, I do have a chapman - it's ended up influencing my custom build (the reverse headstock for starters).
    I've got an ML3 RC
     
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  11. Squire

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    Oooh - really wanna know what you're getting - would love to know how much money it's costing you? (feel free to PM me if you don't want that as public knowledge, just interested in a price comparison)

    I dont know about owning all of 'em - I love the look of a few, but some don't do it for me. I do love the look of the ML7 - but I've tried 7 strings, and it doesnt work for me - just love the way the wider neck looks on that model.
     
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    So just to keep this up to date.....
    Not too far along into the build yet the neck I've requested is in transit so things should speed up a little when it's arrived with Bloodstone. But I've had plenty of contact from them, confirming the hardware and answering questions. Also keeping a running total of the costs as I've upped the spec of a few parts and wanted to make sure I was aware where we were, and I was still happy. All in all, so far so good.
     
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    I just picked up a set of their Tele pups and they are superb. Gutsy, responsive and across all ranges have that extra. Well surprised and delighted.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Please, introduce yourself.
     
  15. DrHankWanfordSnr

    DrHankWanfordSnr That's not new, its always been there.

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    Just a small point,
    But I cringe every time I see a body painted, and the neck pocket is half covered in paint.
    I know its easily sanded off, but its even easier to mask it off beforehand. I'm not saying every neck pocket has to be bare wood, but half/half is just crap.
     
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