Roy's telecaster

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  1. fasteddie42

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    How much would Nancy go for?
     
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    Isn't it supposed to be a '53?
     
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    Nancy is from 53
    That one is not Nancy
     
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    Great looking Tele. The Roy connection wouldn't matter to me either way.
     
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    You'd think that after pocketing $45K for the guitar, they'd at least pick up the shipping.

    - D
     
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    I'm with you on the shipping. Geez.

    If I were a huge Roy fan, that might actually be something to consider. I think it's something that will probably increase in value too. Incidentally, Buchanan is buried in the cemetery (Columbia Gardens) in my neighborhood in Arlington, VA. I left a pick at his grave once, and I wasn't the only one.
     
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    I just texted a collector friend. He might move on it.

    Wish I could afford to drop that kinda dough on a guitar.

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    Interesting how it kept it's original color...maybe they didn't apply a clear coat over it since it didn't yellow the way most Teles in that era would have.A good example of how the early 1950s Teles appeared when brand new with that light beige color.I personally prefer the more yellowed butterscotch color but this is great proof of how butterscotch was not how those Teles left the Fender factory.Vince Gill's famous 1953 Tele is the same thing.
     
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    Is it real?

    There has definitely been some re-wiring. New wires, new tone cap, and perhaps new tone pot and/or volume pot. The guitar itself is mighty clean, with very little apparent neck wear.

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    Looks like a weird relic to me.
     
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    Roy played a lot of different guitars, both Fender and Gibson, in his time. I've been waiting for them to start showing up, and whether or not if any body would be willing to pay that high a price for a questionable relic at most. That provinance had better be pretty thorough. But at $45k, I'll pass.
     
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    Well, the seller is open to offers ....
     
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    I'd bet ten times as much.
     
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    If I had forty large to spend on a guitar I wouldn't spend it on a guitar.
     
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    I've spent half of that, once. I doubt I'll be doing that again. Got a nice guitar, though.

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    I wouldn't go above $20.
    We can all dream!
     
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    Erm, at 69k local $ - I think I’ll pass. :rolleyes:
     
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    I love that you pay $45,000 for the guitar, and have to ad $150 shipping --- I mean, Really??!!
     
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    Interesting to see all the neck wear is below the 10th fret and very little E and A string abuse.


    Need to know ... that famous pickup has a bobbin break inside that is laying close enough to act as a capacitor and so still work.
    Apparently EVH's Frankenstrat had a similar bobbin break.

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