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Draplin Design Co., North America
December 22, 2009
A Japanese Telecaster
Posted at 05:32 PM


Arlie and I had a heated iChat last night about just about everything under the sun. Bands, drifters, guitars, national forestry, etc. The basics.

“Call Fasil. He’ll be able to find you the Tele you are looking for.” he says.

So I get an email from Fasil this morning, “Here’s the guitar. Good price. Japanese Tele. You got my word on this one!”

And just a little bit ago, I clicked that “Buy Now” button on that eBay page, and well, the rest is history.

I’m the proud owner of a mid-’80s Fender Telecaster. Made in Japan, which, based on Arlie and Fasil’s valued recommendations, “Is the way to go” for a used Telecaster.

Thanks, fellas. Let’s make a 7”.

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FROM DENMARK, PEOPLE: 1962 Denmark Christmas Seals designed by Erik Petersen. (Spotted over at Grain Edit.)

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GOING HERE TOMORROW, AS A REACTION TO THE SHIT DOWNSTAIRS: Portland’s very own, “Big Ass Sandwiches.” Real tired of not knowing what I’m looking at on a menu. Real tired of some snarky little fart overcharging me for whatever dish I was forced to settle for. It’s lunchtime. Just want a sandwich. Nothing that could choke a horse. Yellow mustard. Just a sandwich. Real tired of monosyllabic shit around town. Yawn. Who’s hungry?

Here’s my rule of thumb: Never trust a joint that doesn’t use decimal points on their menu.

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ALL ABOUT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THIS ONE: An old Air Canada Timetable cover.

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01. Bob Desper - New Sounds
02. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle, Volume I
03. The Flaming Lips & Stardeath and White Dwarfs - The Dark Side of the Moon

There Are 4 Comments

I got the drums held down for said 7” if you need some monkey business back there.

Posted by: Eric Powers on 12/22/09 at 5:54 PM

i want a big ass sandwiches in minnesota.

Posted by: gerry on 12/22/09 at 11:48 PM

Why Japanese-made over American-made Telecaster? I’ve always been under the impression that American Fenders were the way to go, unless I’ve been misguided…

Posted by: Ryan Merrill on 12/23/09 at 5:59 AM

I know, the Japanese ones are pretty good quality, and they look great, too, but there’s just something about the American made ones. And I say that as a proud Canadian.
I’ve got a ‘68 Telecaster Bass and I love it. It is completely beat to shit, but looks and plays as good as the day it left the factory.
Just my two cents.

Posted by: Eric on 12/23/09 at 6:32 AM
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