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Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by cap217, May 30, 2013.
What is the value of a 58 tele neck with a 57 soft V shape? No tuners but the decal is in tact.
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Pics! Nowhere near enough info there to be able to answer that.
Does it have original Frets? Are they okay or does it need refretting? Original Finish? No oversize tuners holes? No extra holes on the back to fit non orig Tuners, or compression rings on the headstock face from aftermarket Tuners? Extra String Tree or hole where one was removed? Does the Truss Rod work? Is it in nice clean condition? Finally, why has it been removed from the rest of the guitar? All of the above would have an effect on the value. Post some decent pics or a link to some and you'll have some answers.
Oversized tuner holes and newer holes for F tuners I think. Looks like original finish and frets but I am not sure. Decal looks too good but it looks ok to me.
Pretty big frets have been installed. Deal breaker for me, especially if the board has been refinished, which you can't tell from the pic. Although oversize tuners have been there at some point, it will look okay after Klusons go back on. If the finish is original all over and you are okay with the "Train track" fret wire, I would think they would ask for $3500 on Ebait and perhaps put up a "make offer" option and hope to attract $3k. I feel that would be a pretty good score if you were happy with the things we discussed. To me I'd be thinking $2.5k as fair....are you selling or buying?
Can the seller blacklight it to verify the finish and logo?
He said the Neck was 100% original with light overspray on the fretboard. The 1st fret was replaced. It has the original decal. It was inspected under a blacklight.
I would like to know if this is a $1,000 neck, a $3,000 neck, or more? I am tempted to buy it but I dont know if its worth $3k/
If if was refretted, partly refinished, re-decalled and with enlarged tuner holes but structurally fine without any shaving, excessive sanding etc., it would still sell for 1500 on Ebay easily. My hunch would be that this one might sell for double that amount, provided that the seller's info is correct. Terry's statements above made a lot of sense to me. These are great necks btw.
I missed this post.... Thanks for the info. I am told the frets are original besides the 1st one.
Here's a 59 neck (#38301) that I acquired cheap because some idiot scalloped it. It's got a new 9.5 radius fretboard, vintage frets, and bone nut. The tuner ferrules and string tree are original, but the tuners are Gotoh SD91's, mounted in the original been refinished and redecaled. I'm guessing there's no real resale value because it's not original, but it'll make a nice player. The 50's neck profile is great. I like the looks of that 58 in maple.
Can you get a close up of the Fretboard? Those Frets look huge to me, even when I stretch that pic on my IPad.
+1- those don't look like vintage frets to me...
I'd pass on that neck. Maybe this will help you decide.
if you look closer there does seem to be a filled in dowel hole
Is it just me, or do the the truss rod nut slots on that '58 look grossly off centered?
yeah i can see maybe its been replaced