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Club '52 Av Reissue

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by FredDairy, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. teleswisster

    teleswisster Tele-Meister

    Hello Club 52,
    Mine is a 2008 I found at a local shop. It plays like butter.
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  2. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    Cologne
    No wonder with strings so skinny that we can't see them. :D
     
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  3. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    Cologne
    I did put bardens (JBE) in mine for a short period because I had them lying around and wanted noiseless. Soon switched back to the original pickups. I just love the OV neck pickup.
    FWIW I also liked the barden neck pickup – which sounds more like a mini humbucker IMHO but could not cope with the bridge. I may try a barden modern set somewhere down the road.
     

  4. teleswisster

    teleswisster Tele-Meister

    Here's another pic with normal-size strings. The strat is a CP60s. IMG_3664.JPG
     
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  5. BobTheOwl

    BobTheOwl TDPRI Member

    55
    Aug 8, 2010
    Sheffield UK
    Hi Folks

    Im almost ready to join the club!

    I've just ordered mine this morning. I'll post some pics when it arrives, it was out of stock so it should be end of next week before I get it.

    Steve
     
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  6. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    I happily join the club. Got mine last week in a very good trade – a Feb 2011 AVRI 52, lovely finish, part of the rare “’53” breed (i.e. old school AVRIs that have the wider dot spacing @ 12th fret). A bit on the heavy side (8lb 6oz) but despite initial misgivings this does not seem to bother me at all. Nice, chunky neck (.90’’ at 1st, .95’’ at 12th). Previous user had done the wiring mod, and installed the “vintage six-saddles" which I promptly swapped back with the 3-saddles.

    When I first set her up (≈ Fender specs) she was hard to play. The second set-up, approximating the set-up of my beloved Baja 60s, worked the charm.

    I am in love, and very intrigued by the personal voice of this tele … slightly less bright and more mid-heavy than the other teles I’ve played. Testing and playing days ahead :)

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  7. heffus

    heffus Tele-Meister

    416
    Apr 20, 2014
    cHICAGO
    Roasted maple! Cool.
     
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  8. heffus

    heffus Tele-Meister

    416
    Apr 20, 2014
    cHICAGO

  9. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

    641
    Aug 30, 2008
    MI
    Might be joining the club with a pumpkincaster soon. More on a few days.
     

  10. galihwawa

    galihwawa TDPRI Member

    Age:
    31
    10
    Feb 8, 2018
    Indonesia
    May i join?

    I've got 2006 Avri '52

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  11. FredDairy

    FredDairy Friend of Leo's

    Mar 25, 2007
    Chicagoland
    Wow I started this thread 10 years ago?!?!

    I'm back in the club with two 2017s. One with sharp edges, the other with rounded.
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  12. Slim Chance

    Slim Chance Tele-Holic

    721
    Mar 1, 2011
    Beltway, USA
    Fred, can you please describe the tonal variations between the two guitars due to body edge shape?
     

  13. FredDairy

    FredDairy Friend of Leo's

    Mar 25, 2007
    Chicagoland
    Zero.

    The one with the more rounded edges isn't as perfectly rounded all around like a MIJ or Warmoth. Infact it looks like it was sanded at 5pm on a Friday.

    On a plus the fretboard didn't receive the rolled edges as extremely as the earlier 2012/2013 models. So it's actually the best feeling but worst looking RI I've owned.

    I will add that the edge radius varied a lot on the original blackguards so in someways it's authentic.

    I always preferred the more squared off edges of the recent reissues, but even those are almost too square up around the upper horn where the pickguard goes.
     

  14. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

    641
    Aug 30, 2008
    MI
    I was really looking for a Road Worn tele, but this came along with at about that price. It's a March 2012 (neck stamp). It has some finish wear around the edges and not the prettiest grain on top, but it sounds and feels absolutely amazing. I'm super happy.

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  15. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    Cologne

  16. galihwawa

    galihwawa TDPRI Member

    Age:
    31
    10
    Feb 8, 2018
    Indonesia
    yes, I'll never use headstock tuner again :(
     

  17. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    46
    Apr 5, 2007
    Evergreen, Colorado
    I'll be rejoining the club in a few days. I bought a 1997 lefty in black (never seen a black one in lefty before) from the original owner and it's on its way. He had a Gibson mini humbucker installed at the Corona factory right after he bought it. Pics to follow!
     
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  18. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    We all really look forward to seeing your black lefty! Do post pics when it arrives!
     
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  19. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Apr 5, 2007
    Evergreen, Colorado

  20. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    46
    Apr 5, 2007
    Evergreen, Colorado
    Oops, the pics didn't load.

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