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NGD: 1960 Blonde Slab Board Tele

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Danman, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. hemmings

    hemmings Tele-Meister

    155
    Mar 1, 2010
    vancouver
    This guitar is my dream guitar. Everything is so right about it.
     

  2. Mekhem

    Mekhem Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    823
    Oct 31, 2010
    Minneapolis
    I know right?!?! That thing is hot!
     

  3. old crow

    old crow TDPRI Member

    74
    Feb 22, 2009
    Vantage
    Ash body w a r.w. board...not as common, but I've played a couple and noticed similar results...
    Very, very nice score !
     

  4. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    down every road
    It's incredible, absolutely stunning. Nice find and congratulations to you.
     

  5. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Tele-Afflicted

    Wow. thats absolutely beautiful
     

  6. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa

  7. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Holic

    Stunning..possibly the best I've seen here..or anywhere..
     

  8. hemingway

    hemingway Friend of Leo's

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    I'd take that over a maple board blackguard any day. Beautiful.
     
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  9. Major Gruber

    Major Gruber Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 24, 2012
    Colombes France
    They look so much better when they're worn. Amazing, thanks for sharing.
     

  10. Danman

    Danman Tele-Meister

    Age:
    55
    205
    May 12, 2012
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
    Thanks everyone! Yes, I'm still very happy with it and have to pinch myself every now and then to make sure this isn't a dream.
    The look, the feel and of course the sound all are amazing. I always thought a well worn Tele was the most beautiful thing in the world and now I own one. Life is good!
     

  11. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    It's your guitar. But are you considering a refret because the current frets are worn out and can't be dressed/leveled?

    Or are they good, but you don't like vintage frets?

    I ask because I kept telling myself I didn't like and couldn't use vintage frets - and now they are my absolute favorite!
     
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  12. Danman

    Danman Tele-Meister

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    May 12, 2012
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    Actually a bit of both.
    -The frets on the treble side of the neck are pretty low and I have trouble bending them. So I will refret it because I feel I can't do everything that I really want. Although if I really dig in it does work...

    -I also really favor larger and higher frets. I like the feel more. But you are right: I have been getting used to it this way and am in less of a hurry to refret it. So yes, I am getting used to it.
    But I still like the ring and feel of larger frets more.
     

  13. Danman

    Danman Tele-Meister

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    May 12, 2012
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
    Does anybody know if these frets could be original? I can't imagine it but I would like to know for sure.
    I know Fender pushed the frets in from the bass side. But I can't imagine that they would take the time to sharpen the tangs to let them slide in better. Or did they? I have never seen this.
    I can imagine that someone along the way gave it a refret and sharpened the tangs. Does anyone know for sure?

    The first picture is the bass side and the second one is the treble side:

    1960Telecaster-Bass side frets.jpg 1960Telecaster-Treble side frets.jpg
     

  14. chiefline

    chiefline Tele-Holic

    709
    Mar 18, 2014
    new jersey
    I hate to be the one to tell you this but that guitar is so wrong for you. I'll do you a favor and take it off your hands. Just trying to help a fellow member out.
     

  15. Danman

    Danman Tele-Meister

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    May 12, 2012
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
    Ha ha, thanks! You're too kind..... :twisted:
     

  16. Jamie_h

    Jamie_h TDPRI Member

    Age:
    42
    26
    Jun 6, 2017
    Louisiana
    This guitar is everything a Tele should be..wow!
     

  17. Kerberos

    Kerberos Tele-Meister

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    359
    Nov 27, 2016
    Long Island
    It's a beauty! Bet it sounds fantastic! Enjoy, and make Music!
     

  18. unseen hand

    unseen hand Tele-Meister

    115
    Aug 30, 2014
    Phoenix, Az
    Yup, About as beautiful as they come. Congrats
     

  19. Il Duce

    Il Duce Tele-Holic

    Age:
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    590
    Nov 11, 2013
    NYC

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