Another 52 - for a friend

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Dacious, May 20, 2019.

  1. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

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    My friend's partner asked for my help to get him a guit for his 50th. He's got a couple nice Stratoids, Warmoth and birds. I built him a 72 Custom a few years ago with a body I routed and MIJ neck.

    She said he's always checking out Telecasters 'those yellow ones with the black front'.

    Kept an eye out, collared this 2006 for $Au1600 or about US$1000 in a generic case with hangtag but minus some case candy. Got some very minor fret wear and one small ding in the neck.

    Really great weight, I'd say a bit over 7lb. Nice grain in neck and body. First owner kept it for wall display. Second owner couldn't bond with vintage fretboard - 'more of a Strat player'. This was 2/3rds the price of the next cheapest 52 I could find overseas.

    Sounds every bit as good as I remember my '02.

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  2. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

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    It's hard to beat a nice lightweight Blackguard Tele...congratulations!!
     
  3. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Your friend has a good partner and a good friend.

    'Those yellow ones with the black front' are very nice guitars, really hard to beat.
    Well done and congrats to your friend :)
     
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