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1961 Telecaster

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

  1. bterry

    bterry Tele-Meister

    Age:
    44
    111
    Jun 1, 2010
    Washington
    Ack, sorry - yes, 5/61 NOT 5/51, lol. The guitar is 100% original.
     
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  2. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    114
    Mar 26, 2005
    Near TELE-Town (Wash. DC)
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    That's a really sweet example. And it holds a special attraction for me, because when I first started playing Teles (early 60s) that is exactly what a Tele looked like. :cool: CS
     
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  3. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Holic

    706
    Apr 10, 2015
    Italy and Switzerland

    One of my dream guitars. Beautiful
     

  4. since71

    since71 TDPRI Member

    84
    Oct 29, 2016
    London
    Got one! Yours is nicer, lovely to see those original features, single ply scratch plate, ash tray. Same neck, I like your description of the sound snappy but rich. Thanks for the posting.
    Now, how do you work a camera?
     

  5. Danman

    Danman Tele-Meister

    Age:
    55
    205
    May 12, 2012
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
    Hi Bterry, I just bought this 1960 Blonde Tele. I love it. I just created another post about it but I thought I'd share a picture with you too.
    Aren't they great!

    1-1960Telecaster-sn51842-3878.jpg
     
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  6. fernieite

    fernieite Tele-Meister

    200
    Mar 24, 2003
    (Age: 54) Toronto
    Beautiful guitar man!

    If you ever have time, would you mind posting the neck thickness at the 1st and 12th fret?

    Actually, could everyone who has a 59-62 slab tele do this? Perhaps it would be best to have a new thread? :cool:
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017

  7. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    This is killing me...
     

  8. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    41
    Jun 26, 2012
    Bristol UK
    Wow! You really ARE 114! :p
     

  9. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    114
    Mar 26, 2005
    Near TELE-Town (Wash. DC)
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    No, but some days I FEEL like I am. :rolleyes: CS
     
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  10. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Holic

    960
    Dec 21, 2012
    england
    Totally agree with this a PDF of that neck would be amazing
     

  11. fernieite

    fernieite Tele-Meister

    200
    Mar 24, 2003
    (Age: 54) Toronto
    Well, here's a better picture of mine with a 5 hole guard. After seeing this thread and the one for Danman's 1960 Tele, I'm starting to like the look of an 8 hole guard as well. ;)

    IMG_0301.JPG
     
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