1962 Telecaster

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by stenutin, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Southpole

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    That is a better price range than I expected. Custom shop versions would be 30-50% of that price I’m guessing.
     
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    The Custom Shop guitars are fantastic and fun. Especially if you find one that has been played and it is "open" in sound. They are also very well made. If you live in hard changing climates (Winter -20 and Summer + 20).. You might want to get one that has had a heat -worked neck. Dont know the correct term for it. Those necks ar more stable in those conditions.
     
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  3. buddyboy

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    Could also be a refinned post '67, but pre-69 body (protruding string ferrules with channel rout).
     
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    very cool guitar but a refin for sure. january '62 is a bit early for CAR, the neck pocket looks totally wrong (should not be painted white) and I can't see any nail holes. But still, a very, very cool tele!
     
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  5. stenutin

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    The Ferrules actually went down using a bit of force. There has been overspray on the body so the ferrules were probably taken out then. Im pretty convinced the body is 2-62. Could be wrong always. Ive been looking of pictures of old Teles of that age and it seems like the nail holes are in the cavities like mine and this one:
    http://www.guitarhq.com/59tele.html
    Just got it set up and it is nice!
     
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  6. Antoon

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    A 1962 body should still have the router hump, and it has. The wood seems to be ash, which means it is a refin.
     
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    That would mean (ash) that this guitar was originally blonde?
     
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    Very cool. Love the way the dinks and wear on the outer body edges almost makes look double bound from a distance. Neck looks wonderful.
     
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  9. Antoon

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    Yes. Maybe it is a factory CAR refin done in the late 60s/early 70s? The PG is also from the late 60s. Not many early 60s Teles around. Are you looking to sell it?
     
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    Hey Thanks for the input, Not for sale yet.
     
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    That's a beauty! With this one I don't even mind that it is a refin. I would definitely buy something like that if I ran in to it! Have fun with it!
     
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    Yup, that one is sweetly beaten. Love it. Looks like the girl next door, who just got out of rehab. She's got some flaws, but you still wanna take a run at her.
     
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    Maybe I've been leading a sheltered life, but I've never seen a bridge plate like that with the scalloped rear lip.

    What's the story on that? Normal? Or, a mod of some kind?

    Scott
     
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    my 2 cents... a 62 with bridge modified for something..body mod for humbucker..body repainted and reliced..still a nice guitar
     
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    Perhaps it was scalloped for use with a Bigsby. Probably the D and G string just were high enough that it didn't need filing in the middle.....
     
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    That looks familiar. And amazing!!!
     

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    Soeone said a Bigsby could have been installed.
     
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    Tell me about your guitar. What age is it?
     
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    Its a 59. CAR refin by fender in the late 60s. I love it!
     
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    Does it have any refin stamps or such? Mine does not.
    Does it have a perloid pickguard (the back/downside) also?
    Just wondering who could have done the refin on my Tele.
     
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