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Need help with a recent '52 reissue purchase

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by erwinanonuevo, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. erwinanonuevo

    erwinanonuevo TDPRI Member

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    Sep 13, 2017
    Davao City
    Hi all! This is my first post as I just recently purchased a used '52 reissue Telecaster. I would appreciate it alot if you guys can help me verify the authenticity of this piece.
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  2. Dacious

    Dacious Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Godzone
    Wow! That is a very, very early first year guitar. Some people have guitars with 81 dates in the neck pocket. Some more pictures would be good of pickguard routes etc. Officially they were released 82. Just on first glance it looks ridgy-didge. What's the neckplate serial no?

    Pics of control plate and underside would be good, too.
     

  3. tweedman2001

    tweedman2001 Tele-Holic

    825
    Aug 3, 2014
    North of There, NY
    Interesting. I've never seen one with a 5 piece body. Do you have a clearer picture of the bridge plate? There should be a dot below the serial number.
     

  4. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Nice!

    Welcome to the TDPRI.
     

  5. erwinanonuevo

    erwinanonuevo TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    Sep 13, 2017
    Davao City
    Here are additional pics of this beauty. The serial number in th bridge is 3200 with a dot underneath though its not too clear in the photos. I also took pictures of the electricals. 20170913_200212.jpg received_1720363154933620.jpeg received_1720363124933623.jpeg
     

  6. archetype

    archetype More tone than talent Ad Free + Supporter

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    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    The fiber flatwork on the bridge pickup is gray. Is that typical of an early 52 RI, or is that a bridge pickup from something else like a 60's Tele?
     

  7. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    Welcome to the forum !!
     

  8. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 18, 2013
    West O' Philly, PA
    Welcome to the fold!

    SB
     

  9. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana

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