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GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - #1 Guitars

In our inaugural Show Us Your Gear Gallery, we feature the go-to instruments of our readers.

Hand-built Born to Worship Tele-Style
"I made my #1 guitar. It has an ash body with a rosewood fretboard. Lindy Fralin pickups help her sing when she wants to and scream when she has to! Chocolate tint on the body, honey tint on the neck, with a light dose of nitrocellulose lacquer to let her breathe. I put a white binding around it to accent the brown and aged all the hardware and tried to give it a ""lived-in"" feel. Kinda like your favorite pair of jeans. I am an aggressive strummer, and one my least favorite things about a Tele is the bruises it gives me when I strike the strings, so I shaved off a little contour (Strat-style) to allow my forearm time to heal. I had the BORN TO WORSHIP sticker made. Something special happens when I strap on a guitar and play. I think the guy from Chariots of Fire said it best: ""I feel God's pleasure when I (play guitar)."" - Tim Woosley"