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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by GuitarJonz, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. GuitarJonz

    GuitarJonz Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Central Mass.
    I remember these from the Tele book, they had extra routs to reduce weight, but became known as smuggler's teles because of all the extra room for your favorite contraband. I saw THIS ONE on eBay recently, guy wanted $1599.00 for it, it didn't sell. Now if he loaded up those cavities with something, he might have a shot :lol:

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  2. southwoodgtars

    southwoodgtars Tele-Holic

    574
    Jul 27, 2011
    north carolina
    I saw that too. Way too pricy without any cool contraband! You could build a little flap for a derringer or something cool that you could access fairly easily. I watch too much tv...
     
  3. afoolsparadise

    afoolsparadise Tele-Meister

    300
    Nov 29, 2009
    Portland, ME
    Relisted and currently at $480 with 14 bids. A long way from $1599 but somebody's interested! Curious to see what the final bid is...
     
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  5. dayold

    dayold Former Member

    302
    Jun 18, 2010
    st louis
    those routes are crooked as a dogs leg.
     
  6. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    65
    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    $480 still way too much for that.
     
  7. ludashoeless

    ludashoeless Tele-Afflicted

    thats cool but 480? no way! i could get an american strat on cl for that
     
  8. Power_13

    Power_13 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    33
    285
    Dec 21, 2003
    West Yorkshire
    I've always wondered whether something like that affects the structural integrity of the guitar. How much of the body could you carve away like that before the string pull becomes too great and the guitar folds in on itself? Has anyone ever experimented with that?
     
  9. zeke54

    zeke54 Tele-Holic

    830
    Sep 13, 2011
    central calif.
    Man , you're talking about a Tele , you could probably drive a semi over it !
     
  10. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

    I wouldn't pay $10 for it.
     
  11. motwang

    motwang Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2010
    plattsburg mo.
    for about $500 couldn't you just router out those same cavities? I'm thinkin' thats a nice lookin' body but ..............????
     
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