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NGD - MIM Standard - Lake Placid Blue

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by wblynch, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. wblynch

    wblynch Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    sitting around drinking on New Year’s Eve and of course had to scan for Telecaster deals. Found a remaining MIM Standard for a great price and clicked the buy button.

    It arrived today! Lake Placid Blue. Love it, my first ever Telecaster!

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  2. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
    Congrats. Pics????????????????
     
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  3. mfguitar

    mfguitar Tele-Holic

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    Congrats! Those can be great and some are just so-so, glad you like the one you rec'd.
     
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  4. LocoTex

    LocoTex Tele-Afflicted

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    Congrats! That has become my new favorite Tele color.
     
  5. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    LPB my absolute favourite color for a Tele.. Well chosen.
    BTW I have worked on MIM Teles and i can't fault them.
    Cheers from Downunder.
     
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  6. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    Wonderful! I love my ‘09 STD!

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  7. tele_pathic

    tele_pathic Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats! I love LPB.
     
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  8. wblynch

    wblynch Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Cool thanks all. I like it much more in person than on the internet!

    It came from Dave’s Guitar in Wisconsin and you can tell they spent a little time on it. All set up and not a sharp fret on it. Great place
     
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  9. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Tele-Afflicted

    My first ever telecaster is also a MIM standard, its an arctic white the one on my avatar pic.. the only reason is because the LPB one that I tried against it had few high frets and badly beaten up for a brand new guitar, otherwise I would have gotten that same color!

    Congrats! great guitars!
     
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  10. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    Funny - I got mine on for $299 on a “Fender Friday” at MF back in ‘09 when the economy was in the dumps post-crash, and it was supposed to be arctic white, but when I called they were all gone, so the salesman offered me any other color at that price, and I picked LPB w/maple. I have never regretted it.
     
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  11. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    Never, I say Never, drink and scan for Tele deals !!! Nice find.
     
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  12. GreatDaneRock

    GreatDaneRock TDPRI Member

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    My first ever Tele (and only one so far) was also a MIM Standard in LPB , mine was bought used and the previous owner made some not-so-wise choices in my opinion, so I swapped components to make it 100% unique to my playing style, upgrading a bunch of components in the process.

    Congratulations on a fine guitar.

    GDR
     
  13. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Nice colour, congrats!
     
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  14. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    LPB has always been one of the best old school colors to have survived all these years.

    My first pro bass was a '66 LPB Jazz and one of my current favorites is a sweet playing '95 top loader I modified as a Nashville style because I couldn't see selling it just to buy a Nashville. Too nice.

    Congrats on your new Tele sir and Dave's is fine dealer too.
     
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  15. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Nice, congrats :)

    I've always been curious... you guys in the Know, is LPB anywhere close to the actual color of Lake Placid? :D
     
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  16. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Congrats; love that color.
     
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  17. wblynch

    wblynch Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Like a date with a crazy woman, it’s a wild night but in the morning you’re wondrring if you really did that!
     
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  18. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Fender seems to have returned to that more accurate original color but it's moved around a bit over the years. I'd say my '95 is pretty much the same as my '66 Jazz Bass was. The flash washes some of silver out of it so it looks a little brighter blue here than it actually is.

    Oh, and water is clear so Lake Placid has no color. ;)

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  19. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Tele-Holic

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    My MIM Standard was my first non-Squier telecaster, and I gotta say I really like it. I put a vintage bridge plate and slotted tuners on, more for style than anything else, and a set of A5 pickups, and it's my best tele yet. Love the neck profile.
     
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  20. Damitboy

    Damitboy TDPRI Member

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