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Oscar Moore's early 50's Tele...White/Gold Guard...up for sale.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by IPLAYLOUD, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. IPLAYLOUD

    IPLAYLOUD Friend of Leo's

    Aug 7, 2003
    Long Island, N.Y.
    The one from "The Sound Heard Round the World" book.

    It was white from the start (years before Olympic).
    Gold Guard, looks like Gold hardware. The seller isn't saying much about it, but the pics show it to be the original one.
    I think it's a clear guard painted from behind. Jimmy Bryant had a Tele like that.

    The photo in the book shows the Ashtray on as Mr. Moore played it with Nat King Cole. He used Strombergs and large Gibsons before the Tele, so he strummed far from the bridge and hard. (Remember, the Tele was new and players had to adapt to having volume and "cut" now).

    This is a beautiful guitar that definaltely will go for a lot of $$$$.
    I would hope VG gets a hold of it and does a 2 page spread.

    http://www.cowtownguitars.com/itemtest2.php?invno=ft189&itemtop=includes/fenderitemtop.txt
     
  2. olewichita

    olewichita Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    austin, tx
    this is badass... one of my all-time favorite player's telecaster... cowtown is a very reputable dealer... i hope there will be an in depth article... tj
     
  3. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
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  5. lewis

    lewis Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Colorado
    Fender should produce a reissue.
     
  6. Jellecaster

    Jellecaster Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    48
    Dec 12, 2006
    New Hampshire, USA
    Cowtown has had it for quite a while...
     
  7. OldMan

    OldMan Tele-Meister

    179
    Aug 12, 2007
    Kentucky
    COOL! does not even begin to describe the guitar much less the MOJO. That is awesome.
     
  8. TheDev01dOne

    TheDev01dOne Tele-Holic

    918
    Aug 19, 2007
    Wollongong, Australia
    Lol..

    "Call for details. This one is going to be expensive."

    Normally just 'Call for details' makes it out of 70% the world's price-range...

    Cool looking guitar though, always been a fan of white and gold.
     
  9. SMPTE

    SMPTE Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 21, 2006
    Minneeeesoooottta
    hmmmmm, (staring at his white blonde tele), maybe a nice gold make over, incl. pickguard for Christmas.
     
  10. nonvintage

    nonvintage Tele-Holic

    649
    Mar 3, 2006
    San Diego
    In the tele and amp pic thread (post 97) I posted a pic of my 50's classic white blonde w/gold pickguard on it. It kinda looks like the Oscar Moore Nocaster.
     
  11. Brian blaut

    Brian blaut Friend of Leo's

    Feb 13, 2005
    SF North Bay
    I've always held the opinion that gold hardware on fenders looks tacky. This is the day I take that opinion back. That guitar looks SHARP!
     
  12. nacho

    nacho Tele-Meister

    Age:
    50
    428
    Mar 17, 2003
    Valencia SPAIN
    sold on ebay before

    that guitar was sold on ebay a few years back for 9500 bucks, posted as a late 50s factory refin, it has some 58 electronics if I remember right, the original seller claimed these were changed in 58 at the time of the refin, the pics of the original ebay sale are posted on the gallery of the webers tele page.
    nb
     
  13. tonewoods

    tonewoods Former Member

    Age:
    66
    Jun 23, 2007
    Orcas Island, Washington
    ..."the pics of the original ebay sale are posted on the gallery of the webers tele page."

    Having problems finding those pics.....
    Can you post a link?
    Thanks!!!
     
  14. 68tele

    68tele Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 26, 2003
    East Northport NY
    Fuzzy spent some time with that puppy (mentioned in another thread), perhaps he'll share his thoughts.
     
  15. 0le FUZZY

    0le FUZZY Former Member

  16. tonewoods

    tonewoods Former Member

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    66
    Jun 23, 2007
    Orcas Island, Washington
  17. olewichita

    olewichita Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    austin, tx
    did someone save the pics from cowtown... i forgot to save them and now they're gone... please post them if you did... thanks,

    tj
     
  18. tonewoods

    tonewoods Former Member

    Age:
    66
    Jun 23, 2007
    Orcas Island, Washington
    PM'd you the pics, olewichita...

    Does anyone have some more pics of the Oscar Moore Nocaster they can post here or send to me?

    I gotta see more.... :eek:
     
  19. Vegasrock

    Vegasrock Tele-Meister

    156
    Jul 28, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    yeah that was a really nice guitar. i miss seeing it on the wall when i go in.
     
  20. tonewoods

    tonewoods Former Member

    Age:
    66
    Jun 23, 2007
    Orcas Island, Washington
    Can you enlighten us about the Oscar Nocaster, Vegasrock??

    What exactly was that guard? Clear, and painted gold from the underside?

    Thanks!
     
  21. olewichita

    olewichita Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    austin, tx
    thanks bruce,

    awesome... i wonder if he ever recorded with that guitar... i love that photo of monk montgomery and lionel hampton with the p-bass too! tj
     
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