November 13th, 2011, 05:23 AM
I just picked up an original 83 tele. I just need some info if I can please. The neck has the date 18 sept 1983 and also stampen on it is G. Garcia. Can anyone shed any light on that for me. Also the pups have 2-c & 2-R on them. The body (in the neck socket has some printing but is hard to decipher. There is a black marker cross also in the socket.
Any ideas on all these. The pots are original and are from the 16th week 1983.
November 13th, 2011, 10:58 AM
Hope someone can give you the info you are looking for. In the meantime, Welcome.
November 13th, 2011, 11:55 AM
November 13th, 2011, 12:06 PM
sounds like it could be an 83 avri ?
is there a serial number stamped on the bridge plate ? my 82 avri 62 reissue strat has torres on the neck. garcia was also a neck luthier there. he was the 1 that made the neck. there is also a torres neck does yours look anything like this ? this is an 82 avri 52 reissue
November 13th, 2011, 07:11 PM
November 13th, 2011, 07:31 PM
Hi buckshot..shakes some hardtail 83 butts at ya...:mrgreen:
welcome to the club... some of the last of the Fullertons...:cool:...
I've seen Torres name on mine as I recall... maybe even Garcia.. been a while since I cracked them...
November 13th, 2011, 07:36 PM
I also have a 1983 Telecaster that I picked up right from the factory as a friend of mine had a music store in Garden Grove, Ca. and I got it through him. Mine was/is a top loader with a sunburst finish. I've heavily modified it over the years to what you see in the shot. I hope yours serves you as well as mine had for almost thirty years.........JH in Va.
November 13th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Send me your vintage Tele and I will be happy to photograph it and post photos for you right here on the TDPRI. You will get it back in about 1-10 years, promise.
November 13th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Welcome to TDPRI !!
November 14th, 2011, 05:53 AM
Thanks for all the replies. Nice pics amongst them as well. I'll take some pics if I can and show you the neck. The back of the peghead is also signed by an old friend Tommy Emmanuel. Thanks again also for the welcome. Cheers from Downunder
November 14th, 2011, 05:57 AM
By the way, mine also has the ash try? bridge with the strange saddles.
November 14th, 2011, 06:21 AM
JUst an update. Don't know where I get the Sept date from( old fart here) but it is October 21 1983.
Not sure how to get pics but on my initial post I think the 3 pics are there. I am a ludite at all this.
November 15th, 2011, 11:45 AM
November 15th, 2011, 12:27 PM
February 18th, 2013, 08:21 PM
im new here on this forum and didnt know where to start a new post. so I started here. Love all the telecasters im seeing here. thanks gill
February 19th, 2013, 08:24 AM
February 21st, 2013, 10:19 AM
Welcome from Minnesota!:grin: