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1967 Telecaster

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Larmo63, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Adam Wolfaardt

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    3000 sounds like a very good deal if it's a '67 but we really don't know what you are actually looking at buying. Original finish? Original pickups? Machineheads? Is it a '67 or a '69? Does it have a skunk stripe on the back of the neck or is it an older one without the skunk stripe? It's impossible to help with what we know which is not much at all. Can't the guy take some pics and send them to you?
     
  2. Larmo63

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    He sent me this picture today saying "this could be yours....soon!!"

    Man, I hope.

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  3. Major Gruber

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    What do you mean silver? This looks like one of these beautiful yellowed olympic white. see the white on the edges where it's more worn. The color should be lighter under the pickguard. It's gorgeous!
     
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  4. Larmo63

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    I don't know why I remembered it being silver-ish. I was shocked when he opened the case. I don't remember it being this color.

    Now he says it's a '69, maybe Altzheimer's runs in the family?
     
  5. Major Gruber

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    Yeah, don't worry, I'm just buying a car from my brother in law, I thought it was light blue, it's grey.
     
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  6. Larmo63

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    It has the skunk stripe, "F" original machine heads, original pick ups and pots.

    Probably original pick guard too. Looks like original finish with appropriate checking.

    I'd love to be able to take it apart. This guitar came from Hawai'i, the island of Maui.
     
  7. Major Gruber

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    Ow I'm deeply sleeping, that's right, it gets a skunk stripe, so it cannot be before 69. Still cool. But a detailed vision of pieces apart should be useful.
     
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    Buy it with paypal, then take it apart right after you get it.
     
  9. Adam Wolfaardt

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    The seller is his cousin. I'm sure they can work it out without PayPal
     
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    That really depends on who's your cousin ;)
     
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    Beautiful Tele!!!

    Why taking it apart? I’m in the camp of those who avoid taking necks and bodies apart unless absolutely necessary, particularly when they have been connected for so long.

    If you really have to do it, take pictures so you won’t need to do it again in the future. Just do the maintenance it needs, and play it!
    Geez, it doesn’t even look like it needs maintenance! :)
     
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  12. whoanelly15

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    Others here know more, but it’s a 70’s headstock logo, right? So with that and a skunk stripe, there’s a chance that the neck would be dated 69?

    If it were me and I were potentially spending that much, I’d need to see a neck/pocket stamp and get the pickguard off.

    No doubt that it’s a beautiful guitar, whatever it is. Color/wear pattern is really cool. And being from Maui is a +1 for me. Has an aloha story behind it.
     
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  13. Larmo63

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    It's a great guitar, but it will need a re-fret for sure. The frets are really worn down.
     
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    Have the maintenance it needs - e.g. a refret - done by a competent luthier, and take good care of it.
    You're lucky man!
     
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    Are you a collector, or a player ? I ask, because you are likely never going to leave the house with that guitar. I'm a player, and I could get by just fine with a Classic 60's MIM Tele , or an Original Vintage Tele. But if owning that 67 Tele makes you sleep better....even though it's no longer "original" .....
     
  16. Adam Wolfaardt

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    Why wouldn't he leave the house with it? Plenty of us gig with significantly move valuable guitars. I know I certainly do
     
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    Yeah, you're right. I wouldn't, but that's of no consequence.......
     
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    Schweet...
     
  19. 71Tele

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    Nothing wrong with a vintage guitar that is no longer all original.
    When it needs maintenance, you have it done the right way so you can keep using it.
    Go drive an all original collector’s car from the 50s or 60s and we’ll talk about it. :lol:
     
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    Stick around and I'll provide you with a few more nits to pick.
     
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