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Post shots of you Maple Cap Telecasters

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Zac, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Kingpin

    Kingpin Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Here
    Does anyone know what type of back profile and thickness was typical for the '67-'69 maple caps?
     

  2. Zac

    Zac Tele-Meister

    448
    Mar 30, 2003
    TN
    Generalizations get you in trouble, but I would say slim, but not tiny.Let's see if we can get a number of responses on this neck size question. I will say that every 66-68 I have played had very similar neck shapes.
     

  3. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Jan 6, 2005
    Iowa USA
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    The Allparts TMO-V necks are VERY similar to my '67 maple cap.

    USACG has a profile (but of course I do not know what they call it) that is also VERY close.

    The necks on the '84 MiJ pink paisleys and blue flowers are also essentially the same.

    Now you know.
     

  4. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    I never new that Fender made a maple cap until looking for my first tele a few months ago and came across a MIK Lite ash with a maple cap. Were there others?
     

  5. Swervin55

    Swervin55 Tele-Meister

    '68 factory bigsby.

    [​IMG]
     

  6. Zac

    Zac Tele-Meister

    448
    Mar 30, 2003
    TN
    Nice Tele!
     

  7. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    65
    Jan 6, 2005
    Iowa USA
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    I've taken the photos.

    Posted them on my Facebook page...but the server I use to post photos here is being very recalcitrant right now...no how, no way is it talking to my desktop.

    Will get them posted as soon as I can.
     

  8. Ed P

    Ed P Friend of Leo's

    Nov 9, 2006
    California
    Recalcitrant - now there's a word you don't see around TDPRI very often. Kudos to your vocabulary chops sir!
     

  9. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    65
    Jan 6, 2005
    Iowa USA
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    ;)

    It is feeling better tonight...here are some photos of my '67

    The body with the ORIGINAL ashtray:

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    The back with NO buckle rash:

    [​IMG]

    The grubby bridge and threaded saddles:

    [​IMG]

    The control plate (and we are beginning to see some imperfections):

    [​IMG]
     

  10. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    65
    Jan 6, 2005
    Iowa USA
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    a few more

    The headstock:

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    Crazing on the headstock:

    [​IMG]

    F-style tuners:

    [​IMG]

    Something missing here!:

    [​IMG]

    (which is why it is in this thread)

    The "ledge":

    [​IMG]

    The whole thing:

    [​IMG]

    There you have it.

    Not perfect, but in better shape than most.

    It is not the best guitar.

    But it is better than most.

    I've had it since '72 or '73.

    The first "real" plug-in guitar that I owned.
     

  11. Teleman57

    Teleman57 TDPRI Member

    60
    Mar 26, 2013
    Oshkosh
    My 67 maplecap w/ factory Bigsby

    Love posting pics of my tele!
     

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