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1965 Tele

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by brokenboiler, May 9, 2014.

  1. brokenboiler

    brokenboiler TDPRI Member

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    Just wondered what you guys thought of this March 1965 L series Tele.
    Had it forever. Original finish long gone.
    No idea of value.
     
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  2. twang junkie

    twang junkie Tele-Meister

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    Mojo a plenty there, Had the finish been stripped when you got it?
     
  3. Redd Volkaert

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    Nice . . .

    I love that pick guard!
    What color was it originally?
    The natural has yellowed just right.

    Redd
     
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    drool.... dribble.....
     
  5. brokenboiler

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    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Is that pickguard original?

    I know the 3-tone sunburst was an option in '65, but I thought they had a w/b/w guard. OTOH both the Jaguar, Jazzmaster (and even the Strat) in sunburst could be had with a tortoise guard, so why not the Telecaster. Looks great anyway!:cool:
     
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    Looks fantastic :)
     
  9. brokenboiler

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    Bought the guitar from The Fender Soundhouse in London in 1972 for £137.50. They told me Seymour had been working on it (which meant nothing to me at the time). The neck heel is stamped March 65 C but it had a fresh 70's black logo on the headstock. This, along with the fact that the pickguard seems to have been hand cut for a neck pickup (see pic) leads me to think that it was probably an Esquire and (maybe) Mr. Duncan added the neck pickup and changed the logo to the only Tele one they had in the store at that time. Who knows. Anyway, the original bridge pickup gave out some years ago and I replaced it with a Champion pickup (boo, hiss!) which sounds amazing. (Second pic).
     
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  11. London John

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    A guitar road-worn by you.......what could be better?
     
  12. Flipped Mustang

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    Very cool guitar! Love the photos of you and the guitar in the 70's.
     
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    sonserve Friend of Leo's

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    Cool Daddyoh all the way. Great pics. Wonderful Tele...
     
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    LeftyAl Friend of Leo's

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    Real nice. Glad you still have it.So many guys talk about the the guitars they don't have anymore.I never sell a guitar ,but I better start being a more careful of the ones I buy since I won't sell them(running out of room)
     
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    Love it!!
     
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    What's the neck profile like?
     
  17. brokenboiler

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    Neck profile is really slim C. It's the one I judge every other guitar by.
     
  18. marsh99

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    Fantastic story and a great looking guitar, You ain't ever selling that I assume? It's your Number 1 right?

    Jealous....especially the sub £150 price! - I know, it was quite a bit of cash back then...:)
     
  19. brokenboiler

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    Yeah. I did my first gig with it January first 1975 and it's still number one. Been re-fretted a few times and, to a collector, probably a lot wrong with it but it's just the best guitar I've ever played.

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    Great guitar! Anyway you have been right to refinish it, at the time you did it, it looks much better this way. I hate three tone sunburst on telecasters (except for custom telecasters, the ones with bindings).
     
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