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Am I way overpaying for this Nocaster???

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by cschlish, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. 73Fender

    73Fender Friend of Leo's

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    I would keep the old Tele and sell my soul for the Nocaster as I have issues parting with guitars and I have proven to be a bad influence in general.[​IMG]
     
  2. cschlish

    cschlish Tele-Meister

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    I'm gonna end up Running two Princeton's together, I can get Silverface models all day long for $500-600. I think these will actually work out better than My Deluxe. Plus I can get an R8 or Nocaster I want for the 66' DR.:D
     
  3. cschlish

    cschlish Tele-Meister

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    I thought long and hard about this Torz, but the frets are in "Like New" condition on the 78' and can last someone a lifetime. Plus, the Rosewood Caps they used are Super Thin and may cause an issue with a Refret.
     
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    cschlish Tele-Meister

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    Thought about this too, but It's hard for me to justify having two High Dollar Tele's, especially when I can and have put together amazing ones for $500-800. I can't put together a Gibson Historic LP myself, but I can come pretty darn close with a Tele, even on the cheap!:D
     
  5. 73Fender

    73Fender Friend of Leo's

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    More power to you for building cool Teles at a good price point. One day when I have a little more time I hope to myself.

    And congrats for the sensible attitude regarding not having more than one high dollar Tele. Is their a support group you could recommend to help achieve that frame of mind?[​IMG]

    Seriously, someone earlier wisely recommended waiting until the right Nocaster came along. They are out there.
     
  6. cschlish

    cschlish Tele-Meister

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    Yeah, I've started to figure out all the past and new versions and what each is worth, with the help of you guys and past TDPRI threads I've been able to research now.

    All my gear I have now, I've got through trading up over the years. So, I've never spent Big Money on a Tele, but I think I would for the Nocaster. I think your right about it, the Nocaster has been the Apple in my eye for a long time now!
     
  7. cschlish

    cschlish Tele-Meister

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    Thx, 73! Even though I'm somewhat senseable for having one High Dollar Tele, I have a helluva time holding off the GAS waiting for my perfect one to come along! I want the Relic in Butterscotch with 6105 Frets and 9.5 Radius, not lots of THOSE exact ones out there yet.

    A member on TDPRI has the one I want, I offered him to take my 78', keep all the electronics in his Nocaster because he loves the pickups/wiring in his and I'll pay all Shipping! He may or not Be thinking about it, I hope he is:?: We'll see what happens...
     
  8. Tele_Audiodemon

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    I would be very reluctant to trade out a guitar that has "one of the most AMAZING 52' size Neck Profiles I've come across" and even more reluctant to trade a "MIJ Burny LP that is a phenomenal Guitar" unless I was 100% sure that the guitar I was trading to was better, to my own feel and ears, than the ones I was trading.

    There is just something about guitars that inspire you to play. The make, model, mods, refinishes etc don't matter if it makes you want to play. My two hands down favourite guitars are my two least expensive. Both MIJ. A 1980s era Fernandes The Revival 'Strat' and a 1997 CIJ Telecaster Thinline 72RI. They both just make me want to play.

    For my feedback on 1970s Fenders, I own a 1978 Fender Telecaster custom which sounds amazing - best clean guitar sound I've ever heard, but is not the most friendly feeling of guitars to play. My friend owns a 1973 version of the same guitar and it's exactly the same. I've played a couple of 1970s Thinlines that were great guitars. The build quality on my 1978, or my friends 1973, does not even come close to the MIJ/CIJ guitars, or modern USA Fender guitars.
     
  9. TeleTown

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    No sir! Ice Mettalic blue according to Fender. Yes, i got lucky on the price, but they are out there. Thanks..
     
  10. cschlish

    cschlish Tele-Meister

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    Yeah, Those Vintage MIJ's are sooooo Good! Only Reason I would let the Burny go, Is because I have a 1995 Tokai LP that I like just as much:), The Burny is a Better Guitar, But the Tokai is Very Close and I like the Neck profile better on the Tokai, which is always the Deciding Factor for me! Plus I'm gonna get a Gibson Historic sometime in the near future and don't need three LP's, I'm a Tele Player *****!:lol:

    I got Lucky with this 78, it's a Player...I just wish it had a Maple Neck with Medium Jumbo Frets!
     
  11. tonyj

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    Just a quickie reply here. I was lucky enough to have acquired a brand new 'Nocaster' late in 2012 from a local dealer. It is a 2009 Relic'd Butterscotch '51 Limited Edition issue, with a 9.5" radius fingerboard, and has 21 Dunlop 6105 frets. It was originally on sale at well over $4k, but a little wrangling brought the price down to a more reasonable amount.

    I have no regrets, this is one heck of a nice guitar. Remember the '51 RI may be just what you are looking for ....... ;)

    I have already posted these photos previously on the 'Nocaster' owners site on this forum ...... but what the heck here goes. Shameless to a fault!

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  12. xtrajerry

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    To many guys here have killer guitars and are running em through toy amps and cant understand why they don't sound good. Sounds like that aint you :lol:
     
  13. cschlish

    cschlish Tele-Meister

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    Thx a lot TonyJ, your making me wanna Cry now! I don't know if I'm gonna beable to get that Thing of Beauty you have for awhile!!! I'll most likely need to get it with at least a good portion covered in a Trade, which is never an easy task...
     
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    Yep Xtrajerry, Amps you use are a Helluva lot more important to the final equation than the Guitars you use, that's for sure!

    I learned early on, I could make a CRAP Guitar & Pu's sound pretty Damn good through a Great Amp, but couldn't make a Great Guitar/Pu's sound even decent through a CRAP Amp.:lol:
     
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    Got Lucky!!!

    Hey Guys,

    All the stars aligned and I scored a 2008 Nocaster Relic in another trade! Couldn't get the 6105 Frets, but that can be changed down the road if I find it a necessity. The Neck is perfect, even better than the 78' neck I loved so much!!! Some Porn for the Forum:eek:
     

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    Referring back to my own post, #51, where I posted some photos. It now indicates that I have removed them.

    Malarkey!! .... the cyber gods must have done it as I haven't knowingly touched my previous post. I do know there have been a number of photobucket changes recently, so perhaps their recent update had something to do with it. It seems moving photos from the 'library' to a 'folder' will change the reference data ........ doh!

    Anyway, here are some more of my 'NoCaster' photos, that others may wish to use for reference - that's if this works - as this is also a trial for me ....... Sorry Folks!

    ....see post#51

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    Congratulations cschlish !! You nailed it! Good looking guitar, and so glad you like it.

    I hope you eventually learn to like the frets - unless they are worn - as you are already saying, you like the neck a lot .... and refretting is not a minor change.

    Lets see more photos!! Your photos won't come up for me on this reply.
     
  18. dan79

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    Congrats - it looks like a beauty! I love my '09 Nocaster - it came with medium jumbo frets. In my opinion you just bought the best 'Tele' available from Fender today - enjoy it!:cool:
     
  19. 73Fender

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    Congrats, looks like my 2007 light relic that Tele Kato made me buy.

    Check out the cool tone you get between positions 1 and 2, hum free too. Enjoy her and give the original frets a chance, they are part of the vibe. I like med jumbos and I like vintage as well, it's all good.

    One day if time allows, I may try the Vanguard mod for the dark position, supposed to make it a little brighter I think.
     
  20. cschlish

    cschlish Tele-Meister

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    Thanks Dan, Tony & 73,

    Yeah as far as actual playing goes, I'm not having any trouble with the Vintage Frets/Radius and I was actually even able to bring the action down from Medium to a very comfortable Lowish/Medium with no Buzz or fret out! I thinks it's more of just getting used to the Feel of the Tall skinny frets. Don't think I'll touch the frets now, It's playing GREAT!

    The previous owner put in a 4-way switch and Callaham Compensated Brass Saddles & gave me all the original stuff, so Very happy Camper right now! I traded it straight up for my Deluxe Reverb, so can't plug it in yet. Going to trade a MIJ LP for a Pro Reverb tonight, this must all be destiny because I've wanted a Silverface Pro for a long time! Thanks again Guys, Tony those pics are Fantastic, I'll try to get some better ones up...

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