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To make any comparison fair I excluded thin-line Teles (I don't have a comparable type of Strat) and Teles I own that are made of Basswood (MIJ)...
Gibson 62 RI from 1988. I remember the decision in the shop came down to this or a U2.
Nitro finish, flatter radius, bigger frets, twisted pups and presumably a decent case (?) differentiate it from the Fender Japan output we...
You really should take more care of your guitars. NGD and it's already filthy :)
Grats and grats again though. Looks wunnerful.
That's beautiful. Congrats!
Lovely Tele and welcome to the forum!
Yes. All day yes.
Availability Stateside might be an issue and it doesn't say Fender on the headstock but a Tokai Breezysound seems to fulfil the other requirements...
Obviously you need a backup, so two minimum.
Boxes ticked: All
Boxes not ticked: None
Beautiful guitar. Congrats!
I have a CIJ TLC52-80 in VNT and CIJ 62 Custom in SB -same as you're looking at- from 2000 or so. I think the 52 is Sen (not an expert on wood...
I have one in Sherwood Green :)
Difficult for me to quantify it's versatility as mine was basically a fan purchase (I'm a huge Marr/Smiths fan)...
Magneto Sonnet Volta. Not mine hasten to add- I just liked the torty guard
That Tele you're looking at has more of a Jeff Beck Esquire wear pattern thing going on. Different folks play differently and sweat differently....
I still have mine and it's worn well. If there is a next time I'm ordering two.
Around 2006 Fender produced a run of q Tele Deluxes with ebony boards. Google "QMT FSR HH Tele" for infos. I had one for a while -on the left...
Congrats! Handle with care as the paint dings easily, but <oh my!> they do sound good.
But if I don't keep buying Telecasters surely Fender will go out of business? :):lol:
Seriously, though, I tend to play one or two guitars and...
Great story and a great guitar. Congrats!
I don't own this 74 Tele Custom any longer but when I did the back of the guitar looked like this:
I had similar original view of my Japanese Teles (a 50s and a 60s from around 2000). I loved the fit and finish of the guitars but the sound was...
Gob smacking, borderline illegally gorgeous, Daphne blue 52.
Congrats sir. Your gain indeed.
Here's a side shot of my CS 52 with, as OP says, pitch black markers.