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Original 51 NoCaster advice wanted

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Twisted Kerle, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Twisted Kerle

    Twisted Kerle Tele-Meister

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    Feb 2, 2016
    Alaska
    Here are a few of my favorite pictures of Gpa's NoCaster's adventures up here in Alaska so far.
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    So far the only damage that has happened is my volume pot no longer adjusts the volume. Still works, you just have to adjust from amp.
    Haven't had a chance to have it looked at yet.
    More pictures later, and still trying to get a few video/sound clips for you all...
     
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  2. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

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    Aug 14, 2004
    Stratford, Ontario
    Very nice to see(and hear) it back in action!
     
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  3. Twisted Kerle

    Twisted Kerle Tele-Meister

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    Feb 2, 2016
    Alaska
    Thanks! Sorry for the delay, life happens.
    Been taking the nocaster out about every weekend to random jam nights & house parties... So far it's been fun as hell. I love the look & smiles on people's faces when they realize what it is! Then I just hand it to em and tell em to jam away... Priceless!
    Well, maybe not priceless... I have to replace/repair my volume pot... But hey, I'm good!
     
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  4. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Aug 14, 2004
    Stratford, Ontario
    I'd take the same route, if one came into my possession. They were meant for playing, not decorating walls.........:D I'm sure your grandpa would be happy that its legacy continues.
     
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  5. SLagonegro

    SLagonegro TDPRI Member

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    Wow. What a treasure and clearly a workhorse!!! Love it!
     

  6. chugachjed

    chugachjed Tele-Meister

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    Seattle
    You in Rage city with that beautiful guitar??
     

  7. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Tele-Afflicted

    Great thread, great guitar. Congratulations on bringing it back.

    - D
     

  8. t guitar floyd

    t guitar floyd Tele-Holic

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    sw US
    Are any of those pics and soundbytes of you playing . . . and who else are they? :)
    (I can't get on . . . no facebook).
     

  9. SamIV

    SamIV Tele-Meister

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    May 14, 2011
    South Louisiana
    Cool story.
     
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  10. Twisted Kerle

    Twisted Kerle Tele-Meister

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    Feb 2, 2016
    Alaska
    Wow, over 52,000 views! That's more than some of the "epic" threads.
    Thank you to all! My Grandpa would be amazed, he never really knew what it was. The family just thought it was an old Tele. After I got the guitar it didn't take me long to realize what it really was.
    I will try to post more videos (that all can see/hear for those not on FB) when I can. (U tube?)
    Thank you all again so much for following along on this epic journey!
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  11. Amby

    Amby Tele-Holic

    Wow, some guitar - enjoy. I was about 5 years old when that guitar was made.
     

  12. Twisted Kerle

    Twisted Kerle Tele-Meister

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    Feb 2, 2016
    Alaska
    Thank you! I enjoy it every day I can
    That's about how old my Dad was when my gpa got it. (late 50s)
    I literally grew up with this guitar on my lap. He used to hand it to me when I was little just to "keep me busy"...
    Luckily, except for a nasty belt buckle scar, I never did any real damage to it.
     
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  13. cboutilier

    cboutilier Tele-Afflicted

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    Oct 28, 2015
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Its always good to see these old instruments get passed down to an appreciative heir. I've seen heirloom guitars just collect dust because nobody in the family cares to play.
     

  14. Twisted Kerle

    Twisted Kerle Tele-Meister

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    Feb 2, 2016
    Alaska
    Sorry it took so long, but here is a decent sound clip for you guys. This is Nick Mardon playing not only Grandpa's Nocaster but also a 50 Broadcaster & a 54 Blackguard Tele at Emerald City Guitars in Seattle. All of them through a 68 Fender Pro Reverb... Lucky kid!
    What do you guys think, how does it sound next to its brothers?

     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
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  15. golfnut

    golfnut Tele-Afflicted

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    Jan 15, 2008
    Canada
    Your grandpas Nocaster sounds beautiful.
     

  16. kwcsports

    kwcsports TDPRI Member

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    Great thread, amazing guitar, thanks for posting everything.
     

  17. chomps

    chomps TDPRI Member

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    Sep 8, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sounds great! Maybe I missed it the previous 20 pages of comments, but did you ever post the weight? Some of those Nocasters are true featherweights.
     

  18. Twisted Kerle

    Twisted Kerle Tele-Meister

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    Feb 2, 2016
    Alaska
    Thanks for reminding me!
    I never knew the weight. Luckily, I remembered to ask Liz Herrin at ECG to put it on the scales for me.
    It weighs in at 6 lbs, 8 oz.
     
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  19. chomps

    chomps TDPRI Member

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    Sep 8, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Love it!
     

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