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1961 Telecaster

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by bterry, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. John Owen

    John Owen Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jan 29, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    That is a REALLY nice looking guitar. I bet I know where you bought it.
     

  2. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    45
    Jun 16, 2009
    austin texas
    So pretty.I love how it aged into that yellowed blonde color.You are lucky to own it!!
     

  3. fiestared69

    fiestared69 TDPRI Member

    91
    Jan 7, 2008
    The Ozarks
    Beautiful Guitar, Gotta love those slab-board necks ! I love my 62' esquire with slab-board :)

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  4. bterry

    bterry Tele-Meister

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    Jun 1, 2010
    Washington
    ^^ very nice!!
     

  5. fernieite

    fernieite Tele-Meister

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    Mar 24, 2003
    (Age: 54) Toronto
    My favorite Telecaster era at the moment. :)

    I do prefer the look of a five hole white pickguard however. Has anyone seen an original blond 1959 Telecaster with a rosewood fretboard and an original 5 hole 1 ply pickguard? It would probably be mid 59, right? (if one exists) :cool:
     

  6. bterry

    bterry Tele-Meister

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    111
    Jun 1, 2010
    Washington
    I agree the 5-hole guards look better. I rarely notice but if I think about it...:)

    I'll take the mid-'61 neck profile instead of the '59 neck profile any day, though!! More important than the guard holes.
     

  7. fernieite

    fernieite Tele-Meister

    219
    Mar 24, 2003
    (Age: 54) Toronto
    Nice thing is, you can always put a 5 hole guard on an 8 hole guitar without drilling any holes.
    Win, win. ;)
     
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  8. fernieite

    fernieite Tele-Meister

    219
    Mar 24, 2003
    (Age: 54) Toronto
    Here's my CS '59 relic body with an Allparts vintage slab neck. 5 hole white guard installed. Crappy photo, but you get the idea. I was changing strings and swapping pickguards, so i took some cell phone pics.

    white 1.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2017

  9. GreatGaudy

    GreatGaudy TDPRI Member

    90
    Jul 13, 2016
    noVa
    that is, quite astunnishing !
    come on man, how many figures did you plop down on it ?
     

  10. bterry

    bterry Tele-Meister

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    Jun 1, 2010
    Washington
    One more pic with a friend, a 1962 Bandmaster Amp. These two get along great.


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  11. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Let me put it this way.

    GAH....
     

  12. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

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    59
    Mar 17, 2003
    Charleston, SC

  13. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Please stop commenting!

    I don't want to keep looking at that guitar! No, really, I don't. I might have to sell a child or something.
     

  14. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Beautiful couple there man !
     

  15. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    London
    5/51 body? Do you mean 5/61?
     

  16. twang junkie

    twang junkie Tele-Meister

    104
    Nov 14, 2013
    london
    It's true you see far less tele's from this period, Fendr may have been pushing their newer models like the jazzmaster and slightly later the jaguar. Looks like a fine instrument, congrats
     

  17. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    Minnesota
    Believe it or not, the Tele was pretty expensive compared to what Fender was selling at the time. They had quite a few student models and they sold like hotcakes. Fender followed the easiest profit.
     

  18. Tedzo

    Tedzo TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    61
    Jul 1, 2016
    Georgetown, Ca
    My 12/53 neck would look great with your tele '51 body.


    Neck Date.jpg
     

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