New to this forum... Thought i would post some pics of my newest purchase that appears to be an original heavily used 52 Tele. This one belongs to a friend of mine. Better pics later once i get it in my hands. It has some kind of old refin and looks to have brush strokes in places. I wonder if the original finish is underneath? The "TG" and date on the neck were completely covered up, but with some careful removing of the paint, i was relieved and excited to see those initials appear! Also has the "D" stamp in the neck pocket. Pickguard isn't original and the logo is gone from the headstock. Bridge plate also appears to have been modified at some point. Anybody know who makes the best relic guards? Anyway, let me know your thoughts. But play nice! It's in rough shape for sure, but i hope to get it back in action soon.