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Black Guard Tele # 2490 We spent a Sat. afternoon together

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Flakey, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Amby

    Amby Tele-Holic

    Flakey - many thanks for your reply and for this very interesting post.

  2. petebrown

    petebrown Tele-Meister

    Sep 22, 2003
    No. Cal.
    Jesus that's a clean blackguard...

  3. tunerfish

    tunerfish TDPRI Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    Another difference is that one goes for 38,000 and another 3,800.
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  4. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    I guess that if the sound of 38,000 leaving the wallet doesn't please you try the 3,800 first and if that is to harsh on the ears try the Squire CV for 380 and a SD broadcaster pickup and .38 cents for a cap.
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  5. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    You're welcome. I enjoy these things for what they are and I'm fortune that I have friend that lets me share them with others that find them intresting.

  6. Robert H.

    Robert H. Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2005
    N. Cal.
    I own 2477 - 1953 Refin Blackguard. (See Avatar) Almost twins, born a year apart.
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  7. Twisted Kerle

    Twisted Kerle Tele-Meister

    Feb 2, 2016
    That Nocaster is in better shape than mine, lol.
    Um, may be a mistype, but my Nocaster (with original hardware) has a blend pot, not a tone pot. Could you clarify for me, as you were talking earlier about the tone pot on them.

  8. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    My bad I was referring to the tone pot of the telecaster. Sorry for the confusion.
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  9. customtele

    customtele TDPRI Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Is this the guitar with the refin neck?

  10. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Only the fret board surface has been refinished and refretted everything else is original.

    Dave Rusan did the refinishing at the request of the current owner. Dave is best know for building the original cloud guitar for Prince. He did fantastic job matching the color of the fretboard lacquer with the original lacquer on the rest of the neck.
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  11. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    The head stock, Walnut plug, pickup cover (aka "Ash Tray") input jack area (one of the more rounded ones I've seen) photo 2.JPG

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  12. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Neck pocket area, wear marks on pickguard and other areas. photo 1.JPG

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  13. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    More wear on the neck, etc. photo 1.JPG
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    photo 4.JPG
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  14. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    I wouldn't kick either of those out of bed for eating crackers.
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  15. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

    Apr 1, 2017
    Stunning, absolutely Stunning!

  16. vanguard

    vanguard Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    Gaaaahhhhd, that neck shape!!! It looks to die for . . .

  17. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    This one is more of a medium D to C shape (like a 62 tele custom) ending to a slight V up by the head stock. Where the wear marks are in the pic. One of the few I have personally encountered for blackguards.

  18. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    I missed this thread back in July. Nice guitars. One thing....the control circuit on the Tele has been modded to a 'modern' circuit with a tone pot and no 'tic tac' bass dark tone option. That makes it more useful but less than the solder joints indicate.

  19. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Apr 10, 2015
    Italy and Switzerland
    Rewired or no, sets my heart racing…

  20. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Yeah it doesn't both the new owner either. Its being hand carried on its way to Nashville this morning to a well known musician/recording artist.
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