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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by JulianPrimeaux, May 16, 2020.
Darn. Just spent my last $150,000 buying meat and toilet paper for the family...
Or buy 75 $2,000 Telly's
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This would check the "leftie" box.
That may be so, but Leo was late to the game in using Phillips screws.
I'd say the did a really good job covering up where the Kahler was.
Maybe Sir Macca could afford the price? There a lot of other things I'd like to blow $150K on than that guitar.
It's cool. It's old. More power to the folks that can afford to buy that stuff. If this were the " Billionaires Forum", there'd probably be less criticism about it....
I had read that Rick Neisen Cheap trick had the first and only Lefty broadcaster ,
this fine piece of history is living proof that vintage /used is unplayable and if you look carefully the pots have been regrounded , not to pick this 70+ year old lady apart but longevity would be a real issue as the deterioration of such a guitar is on going. a muesium piece for sure but not a player .
It looks grotesque, as does the overvalued asking price. I'd be afraid I might get a bacteria infection from it. I wonder how many hours it was played? 69 years old? 20,000 hours of play? Maybe it's time for some new strings?
It needs a refret so I'm out, so close.
What's the rush?
Bonamassa's 51 no caster and 52 tele both have Philips type screws.
From “The Blackguard Book”, Page 128.
“Screws: Gradual progression from slot head to Phillips head. In 1951 control plate and bridge screws changed to Phillips. Neck plate screws and strap button screws are usually still slot head up until very late 1951 or early 1952. The truss rod adjustment screw changed from single-slot to crossed double-slot sometime around the summer of 1951, although single-slot head screws can still be found on 1952 guitars or later.”
I like how the seller points out that the guitar is not flood damaged. As someone has already pointed out, the guitar's body looks like it was once in two pieces. The guitar shows signs of extreme wear and neglect. The buckle rash looks like its owner only played it while wearing a WWF heavyweight championship belt and tossed it across the room into the corner every time he was done with it. Missing half its paint. Fret wire worn down to the truss rod. But flood damaged? No, sir! Not this specimen!
Would it matter if you gave it a dunk? Just seems like an odd thing to specify. All that aside, if were right-handed I would still want to own it. Not for that price though because it just isn't an option for me. And I'd make it playable, which would probably get a lot of people going.
For everyone commenting on this guitar’s action and setup....For the last time, pretty much NOBODY that has this kind of money to spend on a guitar buys it to play it. It fact, doing anything to return it to its originally intended use as a musical instrument will actually decrease its monetary value.
This is why vintage collecting is an inherently absurd and wasteful activity that has very little to do with making music.
But hey, if you’ve got the cash to shamelessly throw around, have at it!
The owner died at 95 and played the guitar every day since 1951 and it shows.
If they lied about that, they'll lie about anything.
It just bugs me when people tell stupid lies. It's insulting.
Makes me want to check when I had my last tetanus booster.
Read the title as $150.00 lol. Was just about to pull the trigger even though I'm not a lefty
$4,400 shipping. Sure. Okay.
What a treat to look at these photos of a one owner guitar that has been loved for that long. Every bit of wear comes from that one guy.
How many Teles have much more of Tadeo's handwriting on them than "TG" and a date. Very cool.