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Probably came with vintage tuners and upgraded. Those tuners can't be cheap I'm guessing.
I let you guys know if I actually take the time to go...
What year did they start putting the CE and trash-can sticker on the back of the neck plates?
Ok, I might go take a look at it and take it apart if I do. Now I at least know what to look for.
I'm pretty sure a used Custom Shop guitar sells for less than a new one, especially one that doesn't have it's original case and paperwork, if it...
I saw the wear by the neck plate...but why do you think that wear makes it a bad guitar?
I mean, I agree it's an odd place to see the finish worn...
Maybe the friend gigged it and felt the chainsaw case held-up better riding around town with his tele in it?!?!
Out of curiosity, what does the neck and neck-pocket look like on a CS guitar?
Show's what I know about CS guitars! LOL
What is a shop floor traveler and what does he do?
Yeah, I don't think if it was a replica or faked Tele that it would have that bird's eye maple neck on it and that you are right, the paperwork...
There's a local guy selling a CS tele, says he bought it over a year ago from a guy he knew who bought it new. Said his buddy paid almost 4k for...
Yeah, I've given a few guitars away over the years. One was to my nephew who was paralyzed in an ATV accident, he never took to it but it hangs...
Exactly! No one likes an "indian" giver. You didn't lend it to the kid, you gave it to him. You are going to look weird if you ask for it back...
That Tele sounds amazing!
The rosewood is so dark it looks like ebony.
I know some think it's blasphemy to put humbuckers in a Tele...
Nice find! That does look like the guitar.
Get a tetnis shot and play it as is!
Buy cheap guitars and you'll be adding money to get the tuners upgraded, the nut upgraded, a new bridge plate because the cheap one is too sharp...
An American made neck wouldn't have a black truss rod plug.
If you love both equally, keep the guitar that is harder to find and replace later.
Add some more dings and then this one will blend in.
This is why I don't buy new or pristine instruments. Give me a beat-up guitar over a shiny,...
One last try.
I don't understand why my pictures keep disappearing after about a day.
Yeah, I don't know what happened to them. So, I'll post them again.
Here ya go...