40th Anniversary Tele owners...

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Johnny Isaacs, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. mikebrittain

    mikebrittain NEW MEMBER!

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    Hi Everyone, I'd like to show off a pic of my #270. I've had it 20 years now!
     

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  2. csapo

    csapo Tele-Afflicted

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    Well that is a GREAT first post.

    Welcome and beautiful 40th ya got there...
     
  3. Retired_Colonel

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    I was able to help out 'Musicsoma' by relieving him of his Natural finish 40th. Okay, it set me back some serious 'coin' but I just couldn't resist...and I tried. This forum actually helped me make the final decision to pull the financial trigger. Mine (#250) should arrive on Saturday...can hardly wait. Thanks to all for helping market this remarkable guitar:)
     
  4. csapo

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    Congrats and welcome to the club. I saw Musicsoma's post on the other forum and was sad he was selling but looks like it is going to a very good home.

    Post up some pics when it arrives. You will be a very happy 40th owner!!!!
     
  5. Retired_Colonel

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    I note that the Red 40th on eBay that started at $7000, is now at a Buy It Now for $4800..and still no taker with only a few minutes left. I guess the seller will be defining the market for us. I will be honest...I paid $4200 for my natural finish. But it is truly in pristine condition, albeit without the COA...still love it!! I comparred it 'head to head' with my Suhr Classic 'T', which is a very nice tele, and there really is a remarkable difference in favor of the 40th!! I am quite happy with this 'keeper'!!
     
  6. Brett Faust

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    Enjoy your new old guitar Col.
    Play it in the best of health.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, Brett! And same to you my friend...
     
  8. Hank Seldon

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    Tele 40th Annivesary

    I just bought this from the original owner. One of the best tops I've ever seen on this model. Original strap, polishing cloth, COA and tags.

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  9. musicsoma

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    Hey guys,

    It is awesome to meet some new "club members". I was sad to see my Natural go, but I am so glad it went to a great home. I have a little girl on the way in November, and the sale provided for new baby clothes and furniture for her room. It also allows for my wife to take a bit more time off during pregnancy.

    I still have my 40th in Sunburst. While the condition is not as clean as #250, it is a beautiful guitar and a killer player. It has aged in a very unique way with some really cool discoloration on the binding creating a sort of tiger-stripe look.

    CSAPO, you and I still need to meet up! We are too close to let the opportunity pass.
     
  10. Retired_Colonel

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    Where are these craftsmen initials? I have pulled my pickguard and there don't seem to be any initials in the rout on my natural finished Sn250...looked also in the bridge rout..no initials there either. Am I just looking in the wrong places? Or did some late SN's get built by apprentices with no initials added? Or....??
     
  11. Retired_Colonel

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    Hmmmm...haven't tried the neck block. Maybe they are there as on some others I saw on this thread!
     
  12. Retired_Colonel

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    Initials or not...for whomever may be interested, I have my 'Tinted Natural' SN 250 on eBay with a Buy It Now of $3299.. a bargain for a 40th in excellent condition. I find that I am really more fond of a bigger neck radius. But what a beautiful piece of work and tonality.
     
  13. Dancok

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    Hi,
    if someone would be interested I'm selling a 40th anniversary, absolutely perfect. I'm selling it to pass to a vintage tele. I live in Italy.
    Here my e-mail: danielemusic@hotmail.com

    have a nice day!
    Dan
     
  14. lepascar

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    Hi everybody ! It's my first post on this forum... I'm the owner of a beautiful 40th Anniversary Tele in natural finish (it's n. 90) and I recently found n. 282 in sunburst. I'd like to post the pictures, but I still have to figure out this forum :)

    Leonardo (from Italy)
     
  15. Dancok

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    Hi guys, just to inform I sold the #250.
    Ciao Leonardo ... we are waiting for your pics!

    bye

    Daniele
     
  16. Karter01

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    Keiths tele is back up and running....and believe it or not, sounds better than when it went in. Unlike many, life was brought back into this beautiful axe.
     
  17. musicsoma

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    Hey friends, I may be selling my Sunburst 40th Anniversary (new baby has arrived). If you are interested, shoot me an email at musicsoma@gmail.com.
     
  18. csapo

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    Seems like I am always chasing Ajay.

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    And now mine...
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  19. lepascar

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    Hi everybody, I'm planning to sell my 40th Anniversary in natural finish. If you are interested email me at lepascar@hotmail.com

    Leonardo
     
  20. AjayTele

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    Well done Csapo on fulfilling your dream!
     
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