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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by srmd22, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Torz Johnson

    Torz Johnson Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 9, 2003
    NY
    A '53 wouldn't have a rosewood fretboard. There are none available at a reasonable price, unless around $25,000 would be reasonable to you (you might be rich, I don't know).

    I guess the real question is, if you're not an aficionado and can't tell a vintage guitar from a re-issue, why wouldn't you just take the re-issue?
     
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  2. mipstoo

    mipstoo TDPRI Member

    16
    Apr 19, 2010
    Rockingham Palace
    Hi Jeff,

    Tell me, why do you want a vintage guitar?
    Please do not buy as an investment, it won't get you anywhere anymore.
    If you really want a '50's-'60's tele, please go to a reputable dealer.

    If you want a rosewood board tele, look '59 onwards... If you want a player, get a refin, good value for money.
     

  3. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Not an aficionado, but you want to buy a real 50s Tele. And you can't tell a real one from a reissue.

    The money: "it depends".

    But this doesn't make any sense, to me. The guys who chase these are either players, and/or investors. But regardless, they're usually total geeks and can tell you the thread count on the pickguard screws each year of their production.

    If you don't know anything, and don't want to learn anything, except "how much", give Gruhn's a call. At least they won't sell you the Brooklyn Bridge to go with it.
     

  4. mipstoo

    mipstoo TDPRI Member

    16
    Apr 19, 2010
    Rockingham Palace
    I've heard that a Brooklyn Bridge on an Esquire really improves sustain :D
     
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  5. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    I knew someone would do something with that. At first I just said "bridge", then I realized getting sold a bridge with your guitar ain't such a bad thing.

    I tried to harvest the joke for my own post, but couldn't come up with much. So, kudos. Low hanging fruit, eh? :lol:


    What's the gauge on those cables, anyway...?
     
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  6. Mur

    Mur Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 30, 2004
    USA
    [​IMG]
    A work in progress, this has the
    "weathered" look. Anyone interested
    getting this treatment for your new
    Tele, just call.
     

  7. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 29, 2011
    Philadelphia
    I know EXACTLY what you mean. Whenever I see those, especially on older guitars, I always have a "WTF" moment. The first thing I do when I get a new guitar is take that sticker off.

    I've also seen people playing guitars with the pickguard still encased in plastic wrap! Maybe they know it's supposed to be removed, maybe not, but it always makes me laugh.
     
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  8. xapu

    xapu TDPRI Member

    Age:
    30
    5
    Jun 21, 2017
    Bistritsa
    Let me join the club... Here's my first Tele :D ...have it since yesterday.
    s-l1600.jpg
     
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  9. GGardner

    GGardner TDPRI Member

    30
    Jun 22, 2017
    NJ
    20170704_112050_001.jpg I only have the one. But it's not going anywhere.
     
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  10. markjames

    markjames TDPRI Member

    Age:
    56
    45
    Mar 27, 2017
    UNITED KINGDOM
    My Two Teles..
    On the left a recent acquisition...... a 50s Road Worn......Ridiculously good...
    On the right...a guitar I bought the weekend before I got married...(all my other friends were SELLING their gear before they got married,...I thought I'd set the rules & start as I meant to go on!...LOL)
    It originally had a white Scratch Plate but I replaced it with a nice T/S one...
    It's a Japanese Squier.... around 1987/1988...Upgraded the pickups not long after I got it home.....Seymour Duncans... the bridge is a Broadcaster.... Neck.....errrmmmm I can't remember....
    The interesting thing about this guitar is the headstock.... although it's most definitely a Tele headstock......
    instead of a decal saying 'Telecaster'... it says... 'Stratocaster'....
    Weird eh!......
    I like to think it makes it REALLY rare....and therefore REALLY valuable.!.......
    But I fear not!

    2 Teles.jpg
     

  11. fury_dice

    fury_dice TDPRI Member

    15
    Apr 21, 2010
    Hampshire, UK
    IMG_0650.JPG Here are mine:
    US '52 reissue from 1989 - totally stock apart from 'no load' tone pot.
    2015 Am STD with SD strat stacks and Tele vintage stack. Three way switch with push/push volume to bring in the middle p/u. Push/push on the tone taps bridge and middle
    '84/'85 Tokai Golstar ST50 - (sneaked in as was feeling left out )
     
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  12. MadRocker

    MadRocker TDPRI Member

    Age:
    33
    88
    Feb 19, 2017
    Finland
    Here's my two Teles and the Telemaster. 1499535722311.jpg
     
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  13. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    106
    Dec 27, 2007
    Albuquerque

  14. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    I like the matching picks. :D
     
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  15. Crobbins

    Crobbins Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
    I have a 1977 Telecaster, a recent Partscaster.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Hey @Crobbins, what's going on with your bridge? Some kind of palm vibrato?
     

  17. Crobbins

    Crobbins Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
    Yes, it's a Duesenberg MultiBender. You can bend the B, G string up 1 whole step.
     

  18. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Pretty neat. Pricey though... I see it on Duesenberg USA for almost $600 :eek:
     

  19. Crobbins

    Crobbins Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
    Yeah, I went through Rockinger guitars in Germany for around $200.00 +$35.00 import fees. Still pricey, but that's what I wanted. It's a wonderful example of German engineering, and works great.:cool:
     

  20. heffus

    heffus Tele-Meister

    300
    Apr 20, 2014
    cHICAGO

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