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American Pro or American Vintage 64?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by spenno, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. spenno

    spenno TDPRI Member

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    Sep 23, 2009
    England
    Well you can tell from my avatar which of these guitars I went for in the end! I did really love a transparent crimson Pro I had the pleasure of trying out, and figured I’d have to save my pennies for a few years to get one, as aside from a few random ones I’d seen being sold for a steal there wasn’t much variation on price. BUT ... I asked myself which tele up to £1500 I ‘d most want, and it was the 64 in LPB. I’d seen a few come up and knew it would be a case of being in the right place at the right time - with the cash available! As it happened I found one and the owner was open to a straight swap with my other guitar. What are the chances?
    Soo playable and comfortable... probably the last things I was interested in as a kid. This tele plays, looks and sounds killer. It’s solid on all fronts and I can really see myself getting old(er) with it. Called it Guthrie, after I saw Mr. Trapp playing one online.
     
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  2. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    826
    Apr 10, 2015
    Italy and Switzerland
    Good choice! I’d have gone ’64 too, and LPB/Rosewood teles are among the most beautiful electric guitars there are. Period.
     

  3. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    826
    Apr 10, 2015
    Italy and Switzerland
    PS: you are hereby notified that this thread does not satisfy the statutory requirements to be considered a proper NGD thread (or variant thereof). You are therefore requested to POST said NGD thread (or variant thereof) within the TDPRI-stipulated time-limit, while providing the requisite amount of eye candy and details about: guitar particulars, special features (if applicable), as well as visual, aural, tactile, taste and smell-related experiences accumulated in the first hours of ownership. Other members may at that point properly congratulate you.

    Thank you for your attention :D
     
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  4. spenno

    spenno TDPRI Member

    70
    Sep 23, 2009
    England
    Ha - I already did a NGD thread a while ago, this is just the thread I created beforehand when I was after some opinions and I thought I’d update as a few recent replies gad appeared.
     

  5. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    826
    Apr 10, 2015
    Italy and Switzerland
    .... and I thought I was being smart :( ... I'll go look at the NGD thread tomorrow! NGD! :D
     
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  6. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Great choice and snap! I waited ages to find a used LPB '64 and I glad I did. They don't come around much. Only around 500 made Fender told me. So hang on to it. Mine is completely stock except I had the frets reprofiled to 10 radius and I replaced the saddle screws for shorter ones. The fact you got yours in a straight swap is amazing. I paid £1100 for mine which was an ex-Fender exhibition and demo guitar so it was already well setup and played in with a couple of minor dinks.
     

  7. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    Both fine guitars .. it basically comes down to taste :)
     
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