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$150,000 Tele on Reverb

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by JulianPrimeaux, May 16, 2020.

  1. gregj1964

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    Who knows but the video at the end of it is cool. It's about the father who owned it (according to the son/narrator).
     
  2. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'd be writing out the check right now.....but I'm right-handed, and couldn't play it. DARN!!!! ;)
     
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  3. EspyHop

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    Also, there were some Phillips’s head screws, notably on the neck plate and bridge. I thought they only used flat heads in 1951.
     
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  4. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I would buy it to torrify the neck and body

    Even the pickups
     
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  5. VillainSean

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    Looks unplayable to me. But I guess if it's verified, it's a cool piece of history.
     
  6. Chester Burnett

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    No free shipping? I’m out.
     
  7. Lefty Addams

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    I know if i had that money, that beauty would be mine, oh yes, it would be mine, bwaaaaaaa. bwaaaaaa .....
     
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  8. MickM

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    Maybe if Tom Petty was a southpaw and this was his #1 I can see it fetching a price like that.(or likely three times that) But I don't think that being the 1st lefty is going to give it that kind of juice.
     
  9. Switchy

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    Sorry, got distracted by the comment about hens not having teeth....gone googling
     
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  10. ClashCityTele

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    Surely it would only be as rare as hen's teeth if it was the ONLY left handed Tele made in the 50's, not the first.

    It also looks like s***. I'd rather have a new CV.
     
  11. Fretting out

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    That action man! I guess the rod was never adjusted

    I guess there’s a very rich, left handed, tele addict out there somewhere
     
  12. Wally

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    I agree that the guitar cannot possibly play well. Just a look at that close up of the action off of the nut proves that. Imho, is not something that affects the value one way or another because that can change. One might be concerned about the line of the neck, but at some price even that is not a concern to some. IF there is proven provenance that this was indeed the first lefty, THAT one thing would put this guitar in another classification...for some....maybe not for a player but for some.
    I think it is ugly and very much worn.....and cool in its own way. Imho, the worst thing about it is that bright yellow touch up....and the opening of that body joint.
     
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  13. Lef T

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    I'm a lefty.
    I'm happy with my lowly American Standard.
     
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  14. TeleBrew

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    Another lefty here. I'll stick with my $675 Fender Japan Tele thank you very much.
     
  15. screefer

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    So cool from a historical standpoint. Thanks for posting:)
     
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  16. Southpaw Tele

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    Pass!


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    It's a cool piece of history and the story in the video is nice but being a leftie myself, this makes mee feel lucky to have started on a right handed guitar: "being left handed myself literally cried when I saw the guitar and held it"
     
  18. Middleman

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    Lawyer or Dentist buyer in his future, maybe Paul McCartney, he's left handed.
     
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    Could well be original as Philips head screws were around from the 30's and used in automotive industry..
     
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  20. EspyHop

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    Could be, but flathead screws were by far more common, to the point where Fender uses them in the reissues.
     
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