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Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by lycheelassi, Feb 13, 2018.
need to pass this onto my boss .. maybe he's ready for getting it for me
it wants me, I can tell
I offered six bucks. It’s all I can afford!
It looks 10 times better than the custom shop heavy relics they sell that look like 50 year old pieces of driftwood.
Nice looking guitar. When I saw the saddles, I had to pause. This is fairly early 1951 guitar, and checking with the Blackguard book I see that it specifies that early ‘51 was the transition time for steel-to-brass saddles. Transition times can cause overlaps...and those saddles look as if they belong there.
The price seems reasonable.
In reading the description I noticed this:
"All electronics and parts are correct, all solder joints are original, the bridge pickup has a resistance about 5.9 ohms, the neck pickup about 4.5 ohms the original pickup selector switch is loose from use and shorting some, both pickups pots and caps work. "
Let's say you buy it. Are you going to fix the switch and lower the value or leave it original?
Shipping to the UK is a bit hefty at £900...but I guess it will need good insurance. Love it, looks honest and genuine.
I would asses the situation and try everything I could think of to return the original switch to proper function. I would try to not disturb any original solder joints while doing that. I would document all work.
Such a sweet guitar. Just a picture of Americana.
Absolutely beautiful - great originality and authentication at a decent price. Ill be surprised if it hangs around too long.
That neck looks like a big old bruised banana! Whose initials are on the heel?
What is the market for aluminum cans right now? Heading out to the garage with the bathroom scales.
Just a cool 41K.
Where would you ever play that if you bought it?
actually i sent it to my boss today via email with this subject :
"thank you dad" ( he's not my dad )
I'm playing the lottery for tonight and tomorrow night.
When I win, I'm gonna buy this and play it just like my other guitars.
I think I see a T on one side and a G on the other side. Harder to see the date, but I think I see a 5 that resembles mine. (12-53)
There's a lesson there for the relic makers who try to age hardware.
Priced to sell, lovely example.