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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Bently Tele Reply with quote

I got this Bently Telecaster at a pawn shop near my house today for $50.





















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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it because it was only $50 and thought it was kinda cool.



Spencer Seim of Hella has a Bently "Flowercaster"








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Here is a Series 10 by Bentley like Spencer's. It sold for $121 on Ebay

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you do a close up of the bridge and measure the length? that looks identical to the bridge on my 83 tele
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert(original) wrote:
could you do a close up of the bridge and measure the length? that looks identical to the bridge on my 83 tele


Thanks for the post. I think this guitar was made in the early 80s. The bridge is a top loader and it measures 3 and 7/8" high and 3 and 1/4" wide.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it setup with new strings. My friend pulled the bridge and reseated the pickup. Now it plays great and the pickups sound really nice.













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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offence, I like the look of this guitar, but coudn't help notice it is made of plywood. It's equipped with JV pickups that are famous for their good quality and sound. You said it sounds good, so now my belief that wood doesn't add any colouring to the sound of electric guitar has grown more.

By the way, there is late 80's Japanese Squier on ebay that has the same bridge
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the Lady Luck brand from the same factory? I remember seeing a picture of a flower one like that Series 10 in the 1990s.

Here's a sold black one: egulfofcrap
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
Is the Lady Luck brand from the same factory? I remember seeing a picture of a flower one like that Series 10 in the 1990s.

Here's a sold black one: egulfofcrap


Thanks,It cold be. I think they were both made in Korea. Here Is a Series 10 "Flowercaster" a friend on the telecaster forum has.He said his cousin found it at a tag sale and gave it to him as a Christmas gift.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love one of those. Very Happy I love Telcasters. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rad, nice to see another Bently around here. Is it a chunky or thin neck? No clue on the lady luck guitars, a small bit of research tells me that they were based in Cary, IL while Bently was a budget guitar name by the St Louis Music Corp.

I wish those flower print teles had more pattern on them, they seem to have too much negative space compared to Seim's. Of course tiny picture and big pictures probably create some differences, and there was probably a lot of randomization with the pattern.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's one of my goals in life to get a black floral print telecaster.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed your color palette, do you not like blues?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

61fury wrote:
I noticed your color palette, do you not like blues?


I think my "Blue Period" was in 2011.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched "The Buddy Holly Story" last night and I noticed that my tele resembles the Fender Tele Gary Bussey played at "The Apollo" and on "The Ed Sullivan Show".







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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
Here Is a Series 10 "Flowercaster" a friend on the telecaster forum has


That's pretty close to this Fender color/pattern.


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