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But anyone could slap a 52RI bridge on a guitar and call it a 52RI, no?
Seller is saying it has been relic'd but this doesn't look like a 52 RI at all to me.
The orange is horrendous.
Never seen a vintage Tele with an orange neck.
No, he uses Musikraft necks and bodies.
I'd say most people think that because it is 57 years old it HAS to be better.
Of course they are wrong, but...
Lots of myth-making,...
I play country licks where bending in tune is paramount. It is 100% easier with big frets.
Judging by the videos I see bending in tune is a...
I played that '57 this week.
Looked cool but didn't do anything for me when I played it.
I was a little shocked when I plucked it off the...
Vintage frets are worthless in my book.
Couple that with the heavy shellac on the fretboard of the 52RI and you will have lots of bending...
What makes it a "Nocaster" ?
I wonder if that came from upstairs where Dave has a few dozen vintage Teles in his collection?
Also curious if it has the skinny neck like...
I hate to be a naysayer, but how do we know these stories aren't lore?
I've heard some of the same stories a few times that are def BS--not...
Not a refin.
That is typical of the poly 52 RI finishes.
Nitro doesn't chip.
And vintage frets.
Mine were not, fwiw.
Having owned both the RW is a MUCH better guitar than a 52 RI at half the price.
I'll give it six months.
That's usually how long most dudes own a B-Bender before they go "Why do I even have this guitar?"
Sorry, but it's...
Do they offer any useful fret sizes?
I know, some of you think they are fine but they are worthless to me.
Fender really played fast and loose with their definition of "nitro" on these guitars and fooled a lot of people.
I had one of these and the...
Please don't say vintage, please don't say vintage, please don't say vintage.
* Crosses fingers *
Do these have the same crummy, worthless skinny necks as the other CV's?
Fender came SO close on these but the Ibanez necks just ruint, yes...
Well he IS the one playing the guitar afterall.
Why would there be any other expectation?
Bruce paid the equivalent of almost $1150 for a hacked up used Tele in 1969.
Not exactly the deal of the century there.
I guess I don't think of finish cracks as "damage."
Were they finish cracks or cracks in the wood? Huge difference, ya know?