1960 purple tele....

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by gitarjoe, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. gitarjoe

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    I don't believe it. That neck date looks like none other I've seen. And that MFP BO doesn't look like any kind of marking that Fender would have done either.

    It also doesn't look like the Purple Sparkle in the Tele Bible either.
     
  3. Dave Hopping

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    Well.....maybe.Although the bit about selling the OHSC raises a red flag.So does a purported one-off custom-ordered celebrity-owned instrument being on Ebay with no reserve,rather than being brokered privately.So does the idea of Buck Owens going upscale on a guitar at a time substantially before the hits started coming.I have no way of knowing about this guitar,but the Ed Roman thread talks about the ease of,umm,making parts-o-casters look like vintage. I'd think we'd wanna see a LOT of provenence on this one.
     
  4. garytelecastor

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    There is no way this is what he says it is.
    First the knobs are wrong...and then......
     
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    Raise the yellow, orange, and red flags on this one - no reserve ? no case ? "it has been suggested " to have been made for Buck ? Suggested by who ? While no expert, I've never seen any marking similar to the "MFP BO" as is on this one - you'd have to come up with a lot more proof on this one to convince me - and there's just something about that purple sparkle thats screaming this is a re-paint. Buyer beware !
     
  6. spankdplank

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    Perhaps "MFP" stands for Mostly Fake Partscaster.
     
  7. Buckocaster51

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    Someplace, somewhere, I have seen pictures of that guitar...
     
  8. e-merlin

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    Looks like a MIM that's been re-sprayed and then icepick-reliced.
     
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    I think that MFP was the initials of the guy who painted it and when he was soldering everything back together, he burned his initials and the year '80', in the paint before he put it back together. If it had been authenticated, it surely would have had some sort of documentation.
    At any rate, it's a cool guitar, and I'd like to have it.
     
  11. mellecaster

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    I agree...that is not the 1st time that guitar has been discussed here, just can't remember when ?
     
  12. Redd Volkaert

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    In 1986

    There was a rosewood board purple Tele in San Francisco
    at a place called "Real Guitars"
    that they swore it was made for Buck Owens or Don Rich, they weren't sure.
    :confused: he

    Now I'm gettin' old but my poor memory tells me that the "Real Guitars" one was a 64' with Patent #'s under the decal. It also didn't seem as bright of a purple color.

    Which mighta made some sense, cause by the time of the Tulsa TV show "Buck Owens Ranch Party" in 66' they all had silver sparkles.

    Sure makes ya wonder donut?

    Redd V
     
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    It's only going for $404 right now. For that money it would be well worth it just as a partscaster. I might have to look into this...
     
  14. Hafner

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    That is curious: I remember, that this guitar or a similar one comes up on ebay with all that "Buck-Owens"-stuff every year, and all the discussions too. Forget it.
     
  15. Lerb21

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    Yessir. Look at the end of the two-year-old thread.

    "When it was previously on eBay the seller claimed that this was custom made for Buck Owens. "MFP BO" meaning metal flake purple Buck Owens."

    Yup.
     
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    But how good can it be if it gets sold and resold annually?
     
  17. cmatthes

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    Looks like a refin. Definitely.

    Besides, the neck pocket wouldn't be completely sprayed over with finish like that - no "paint stick" exposed wood, right?

    I wouldn't trust it.

    Here's the seller:
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    Holding a baby does not make me trust that guitar any more! :D
     
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    Actually, if I could get it for that money I'd just part it out and make a bit off it. That should also prevent it from showing up in forum discussions in the future.
     
  19. fws6

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    That guitar looks strange to me

    The one from the telecaster book is now in a German collection and is a 63 L series:

    http://mitglied.lycos.de/StefanSchw... and a 60 should not have a paintstick anyway
     
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    That exact purple flake Buck Tele sold on ebay last year for $1600. I had it on watch, supposedly the first seller got it from Buck's estate and had papers to prove. I am not saying it is genuine, just what the seller last year had said.
     
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