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Unknown vintage telecaster copy

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by akelarre, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. akelarre

    akelarre TDPRI Member

    8
    Dec 27, 2014
    Bayonne -FRANCE
    Hi guys.

    Here is my Telecaster Copy. No idea about the brand... Nice bridge cover, wonderful neck, beautiful color. Anyone has an idea? Gallan, maybe...?
     

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  2. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    It is a Japan copy from the early to mid 70's. I had one just like it that was branded National and was a model FT-440-2 and these were distributed by the Strum and Drum company

    https://drowninginguitars.com/2015/...972-national-telecaster-ft440-2-tc-51-guitar/

     
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  3. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Here is picture of the National FT-440-2 I had. (the bridge pickup is not original)
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  5. akelarre

    akelarre TDPRI Member

    8
    Dec 27, 2014
    Bayonne -FRANCE
  6. akelarre

    akelarre TDPRI Member

    8
    Dec 27, 2014
    Bayonne -FRANCE
    Notice that mine's got 3 screw on the neck bridge...
     
  7. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    There were variants that had 3 screw neck pickups.

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  8. akelarre

    akelarre TDPRI Member

    8
    Dec 27, 2014
    Bayonne -FRANCE
    OK, thx Mike. Got two holes in the head, guess logo was screwed in it...
     
  9. Wally

    Wally Telefied

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    That is an interesting placement of the neck pickup...it is closer to the bridge than on a Telecaster, isn't it?
     
  10. akelarre

    akelarre TDPRI Member

    8
    Dec 27, 2014
    Bayonne -FRANCE
    Exact!
     
  11. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Although it looks very similar, very few parts interchange between this one and a Fender spec.
     
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