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Just Purchased Fender AVRI '58!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Striker6, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Striker6

    Striker6 TDPRI Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    New Jersey
    After drooling over the American Vintage '58 in aged white blonde for about a year, I stumbled upon a 'B' stock one on Reverb that claims to be 6 lbs. I had the seller verify the weight since all the examples I've seen online and in stores were heavier. Anyway, I pulled the trigger!

    Of course, I have some anxiety as this will be the first time I purchased a guitar online/sight unseen. Any advise or concerns from the TDPRI gallery I should consider about online guitar buying?

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  2. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    Very impressive, congrats!

    The '58s are some sweet guitars.
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  3. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

    Jun 16, 2009
    austin texas
    Those are great Teles...the sunburst one in my profile pic is a 58 reissue and I love it.Congratulations on yours!!
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  4. t guitar floyd

    t guitar floyd Tele-Holic

    Feb 4, 2016
    sw US
    Yes indeed! That's beautiful and, at 6 pounds I think you'll have a hard time putting it down! :) :cool:
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  5. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 18, 2010
    Paris France - Rome Italy
    Congrats on a great guitar: the so called pure vintage line is simply amazing ;-)
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  6. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Hope it is a great one!

    Have they told you why it was considered "B Stock"?
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  7. Striker6

    Striker6 TDPRI Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    New Jersey
    There is a minor flaw in the finish near the top left of control plate. I couldn't find it in any of the he pics tho.
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  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Very cool, enjoy it!
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  9. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    I wonder - if dealers have a piece for a long time, maybe they can get special permission to sell it below MAP as a demo or b-stock?
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  10. Amby

    Amby Tele-Holic

    Lovely guitar - enjoy it.
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  11. rebelwoclue

    rebelwoclue Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Jan 15, 2012

  12. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2013
    That's very pretty and looks well put together. Nice case too !
    Have fun with that.
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  13. CJM3309

    CJM3309 Tele-Meister

    Mar 22, 2009
    I bought my lake placid blue 64 from Chicago Music Exchange and it was listed as used. It was actually just a floor model so it had all the warranty and goodies with it but at a discounted price due to being "used".

    At one point Sweetwater had the 72 AVRI teles with the 2 wide range humbuckers listed for $999. It said because finish flaws. I picked one up and it was basically perfect. I couldn't find anything wrong. Maybe with that thin finish they can discount it for a few nicks or scratches.

    However it works that Pure Vintage/AVRI line is excellent. Congrats and enjoy the 58!
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  14. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
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  15. Chick-N-Picker

    Chick-N-Picker Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 26, 2015
    North Carolina
    Congratulations. That is "basically" my dream guitar.
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  16. Striker6

    Striker6 TDPRI Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    New Jersey
    Thanks for the feedback everyone! I should receive the guitar this upcoming Monday or Tuesday. I'm excited for sure. It's going to my local tele guru/tech for evaluation straight away!

  17. dinomike77

    dinomike77 Tele-Meister

    Aug 27, 2004
    I've had mine since 2012, same model, same color. The only thing I didn't get along with out of the box was the smooth steel saddles. Traded them out for threaded and It been the most perfect electric guitar I've had the pleasure of playing, let alone owning. The only other drawback is how easily it gets dinged up. Those first few chips hurt, but after a few years, it all just becomes part of the guitar's history.
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  18. Tidepoolbay

    Tidepoolbay Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2009
    Franklin New Jersey

  19. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    I've been itching for one of these for a few months and I'm pretty sure I can keep and play it just as it comes from Fender. No mods period. I was thinking of ordering one thru the local GC but I have a '52 reissue that I acquired in a mandolin swap years age that I never play and would like to maybe do a trade. It's a 90 something; anybody have a clue as to what they might offer? It has one dime size chip out of the finish on the bottom of the lower bout. I know their offer will be light but am wondering how bad.

    I'll likely list it on the CL for a good price just to move it faster.
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  20. Striker6

    Striker6 TDPRI Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    New Jersey
    Yeah... I'm curious about the saddles. I've heard about some string slipping issues but, honestly, there seems to be a number of good aftermarket alternatives if that is a problem. I have Glendale intone saddles on another tele and those are quite nice.

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