American Original 50s ...Again

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  1. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Probably the third one to pass through my possession?

    I don’t know. No good excuse.

    This is a great one. 1 11/16 nut. 7 1/4 lbs. Superbly balanced. Sustains like the Spinal Tap LP. Snappy too.

    I’m not an aficionado. But I like the color. Neither banana nor pumpkin to my eye. Neck is maybe a bit thicker than I’d prefer, but manageable.

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  2. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's

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    I don’t like banana or pumpkin. If they would make one in white with a white pick guard I would be in.
     
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  3. Telepirate86

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    That is a nice finish.
     
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    If you decide to part with her, I'd love to give her a new home.

    AWESOME:cool:
     
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    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    I'm planning to order a 1/11/16" nut neck soon. Excited for it. That's a nice-looking Tele you have there!
     
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  6. jrblue

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    I like your color a lot -- looks translucent. I don't like pumpkin! However, I'd love to know how a guitar can simultaneously be "snappy" and also sustains, since those are contrasting qualities.
     
  7. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    It has a nice attack and responds to my input very quickly and precisely. But also sustains.

    How are those contrasting qualities?
     
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    I really appreciate how the grain of the wood “fans” below and around the bridge - that’s a handsome fiddle you have there, sir -

    Congrats!
     
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    That is a great looking telecaster, really like the grain!
     
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  10. bryan83

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    Very nice Tele! I was never a fan of the AVRI 52 or the 50s mainly because of the pumpkin color. But I do like the almost natural transparent finish in yours. As someone else stated, they need to do more blonde white guard 50s teles.

    I’m thinking about an Wildwood AV55 blonde thin skin. It would make the perfect Esquire.
     
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    Only one like that I've seen; also reduces this model's typical disparity between the saturated color of the body and pale color of the neck.
     
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    I like that model a lot. I bought one but returned it and bought a 2015 avri 52 at good deal from a shop that had it sitting for a long time. Things I liked about the original 50s were the more transparent finish and what I perceived as hotter pickups. My original 50s was also heavy so I'm not sure how that factors. Overall one of the best tales I've played. Mine had loads of sustain
     
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    It looks pretty darn good to me. Kind of a looker in my opinion.
     
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    Kind of curious...I thought the AO '50s Tele had a stock 1.650" / 42 mm nut width rather than 1 11/16". Is it an after-market neck?
     
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    Mine is 1.650".
     
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    From the factory. A spec is just a spec. Actual units will vary. The difference between 1.650 and 1 11/16 is what, maybe 1/32?
     
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    No excuse needed to own a sweet guitar like that!
     
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    But aren't the necks precision cut using a CNC machine (save for the actual neck profile which is done by hand and will have variations from neck to neck)? But regarding actual nut width, this is a precision spec. Just seems odd that a neck would have a 1 11/16" width when the Fender website lists it as having a 1.650" spec, not to mention Sweetwater, Wildwood guitars, etc. also specifying a width of 1.650". I assumed this is why neck profile measurements aren't typically listed as specs but nut widths are as they're generally considered to be precise, compared to neck profile specs. Just seems odd is all.
     
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    WW had a great selection of '55s and '64s.

    I purchased a wonderful '64 before they were picked over.

    Right now they are down to only one '55 that I'd consider.

    Seems WW hasn't had a new influx of AVs for quite some time.

    The current crop is mainly made up of all the heavier models. Some up to 9 pounds.

    At this price point I'd have expected Fender to have sorted body blanks better than what the leftover stock at WW currently demonstrates.
     
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