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The geek in me would acquire some period correct strings as those in your case are from the 70's.
For the love of the telecasters and vintage guitars, I'd argue over the originality of a switch tip :cool:
Wood grain, yet less translucent...
I respect your opinion but fact is you are wrong. My only goal is to make you realise it.
If you check the picture of the back of the guitar on...
and btw you can see the grain slightly in the pics posted on page 1 of this thread ;)
You should take a closer look.
Both the owner of the guitar in this thread as well as myself (owner of a 1960 Esquire) tell you that the color of this finish is blonde but you...
it's everything but a fender case from the 50's. It is certainly one of the reissue case from the 80's
It's blonde. As you seem to like guitarhq, read the specs for 1960 tele and esquires. You'll find the answer.
The guitar in this post is blonde. 1960 Telecaster and Esquire tend to have a less translucent finish. That's it.
A two years difference seems a bit high to me. There is often a few months difference between neck and body dates.
They also used on 1960 teles and esquires even though they had string through bodies. I have one on my 1960 esquire.
Three ply guard isn't original for a top loader. What's original on this guitar? That's a good question.
The wiring isn't period correct as well.
My vision isn't the best but it seems like it has an L series serial number. Either the plate isn't original to the body or it's not a 59. However...
Best is actually to contact Joe Bonamassa by instagram. If he's interested, he'll reply. However it seems that a lot of folks believe Joe would...
Yes. I contacted the seller prior to the end of the auction. He replied and asked for the link to this thread. I sent it to him. He saw it prior...