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68 Paisley...

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Buckocaster51, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    or not?

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    It is real.

    This is in Dave's Guitars "museum" of neat stuff on the second floor.

    Just holding one in my hands again (haven't done that since about 1971) gives a lot of insight into how they were made.
     
  2. bcarter_1

    bcarter_1 Tele-Afflicted

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    WOW! That is beautifull!
     
  3. Buckocaster51

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    Yes.

    They are growing old gracefully.
     
  4. Zac

    Zac Tele-Holic

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    They are very cool guitars.
     
  5. grinchmonkey

    grinchmonkey Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I saw a '68 at the Dallas International Guitar Show last weekend and they wanted $15,000 for it. I don't know if that's a "fair" price or not, just that I couldn't afford it.
     
  6. Buckocaster51

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    Much depends upon the condition.

    A good one is probably worth $15K (or more.)
     
  7. Buckocaster51

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    This tells much about how the bursting was done on this particular guitar.

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    I think those are original scratch marks.

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  8. BillNeaves

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    Greg Boyd's house of fine instruments has a near mint one right now. 15k
     
  9. Kingpin

    Kingpin Friend of Leo's

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    The 'burst around the edge is noticeably narrower compared to the reissues. I prefer that look!
     
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    I see nothing wrong with the guitar other than what the years have done to it. I have one that is mint. Would be happy to post pics but have no idea on how to do this.
     
  11. Buckocaster51

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    Always willing to look at photos.

    We can talk you through the process.
     
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    This is the kinda of guitar that makes me incredibly conflicted. My head tells me that it is valuable and amazing and people love it. On the other hand, I have HATED anything paisley with a passion since I was a little kid, even refusing to wear paisley pajamas. It just totally creeps me out. So I would have such a loathing that I couldn't sell that guitar fast enough and wouldn't even let it into my house. Yet I know the problem lies with me and NOT the guitar. Normal people love that finish.

    But please don't take offense, it's my problem not yours. That is a magnificent instrument I'm sure. But now I've got to rest my eyes by looking at a reviled Antigua finish, or Wildwood, or Twentieth Anniversary Silver. Maybe an original '52 refinished in Prince-era purple metalflake.
     
  13. Omiewise65

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    Reply to thread
    click on attachments
    upload files from a folder of your pc

    done;)
    Would be happy to see your beauty
     
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    Don't know is this is gonna work; I've seen and played this guitar. This is the guitar that Smiletone has. It looks too good to be true, but believe me, this looks just like it came from the factory.
     
  15. Buckocaster51

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    Oh yeah!
     
  16. WisconsinStrings

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    He let you take it down off the wall? Nice! Did you pick up the Broadcaster or Nocaster too?

    If I remember right, there's a blue paisley too - not sure of the year.
     
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    I love it when people play the old guitars!
     
  18. Telecatasin

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    I wonder if it was Brad who made this paisley thing interesting again.
     
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    He certainly is a factor.

    In my case, it was James Burton.
     
  20. Olgabowl

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    Well now....
    I'm building one of these as we speak, and this is now what I'll be shooting for...
    Amazing how much these things vary in colorations...

    This one too is very inspiring:

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    I'll be doing something that apparently doesn't exist in nature...
    ...a Paisley Esquire w/Bigsby... ;)
     
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