Awesome Pawn Shop Deal, And Some Questions

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by malibu43, May 21, 2019.

  1. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    What? 250 bucks?

    Can't help with your question, but let me say it is an awesome deal!
    Congrats!
     
  2. unixfish

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    Yeah, I would pull that trigger at $250. Worst case, re-sell it for $400 and everybody is happy.
     
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  3. Brian J.

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    cool guitar
     
  4. Brian Wright

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    Great deal! Congrats!!
     
  5. wblynch

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    Nice guitar. But there is no guarantee what pickups are in there. I know it sounds ludicrous but Telecaster owners are famously known for swapping pickups with regularity. :)
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    Congratulations...she is very pretty!!
     
  8. boris bubbanov

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    Pretty!

    Yeah, that's a veneer and the wood underneath can be identified by checking the pocket. Poplar or more likely, alder. Now, the back could be an alder (or maybe a plain maple) veneer - that's how sandwich bodies were done. No, it won't be ash.
     
  9. Texsunburst59

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    Congrats on a VERY score.

    That's a great looking Tele you've got ther.

    Pawnshops can be Goldmines, but you have to put in the time and energy to find the killer deals.

    There's gotta be a TON of pawnshops in the area you live in.

    I bet there's still a whole lot of other deals to be found in those pawnshops.
     
  10. Deathray

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    Wow, pawn shops in my area are notoriously greedy. Unreal deal, congrats. She’s a beauty.
     
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  11. mr newhaven

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    I’ve bought a rosewood tele from a pawnshop and it worked out great for me! I’ve also bought les Paul customs that did not! I think it all depends on the owners knowledge of certain models because there is only so much research they are probably willing to do especially if it’s not a passion for them!
     
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    Most pawn shops I find have a great selection of $200 Austin and Gio guitars. Congrats on the great score!
     
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  13. The Angle

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    Beautiful catch!

    The different bridges might affect the tone, too. Three-saddle bridges often seem twangier.
     
  14. howardlo

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    I have that same guitar. It is in my avatar. Fender MIM FSR aged cherry plus top.

    Really great looking and playing. I got it new from Adorama on sale for $449. At $250 you got a great deal on it.

    I have replaced the stock ceramics with Fender Original Vintage pickups.
     
  15. malibu43

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    Awesome!

    So the stock pickups are ceramic pickups then? Next time I have the strings off, I'm going to lift up the bridge so I can see the pickup. Is there a way I can tell if it's the original pickup or not?

    I actually am liking the different sound I get from it so far. Having my CVC be twangy (and not as friendly with a lot of OD) and the MIM a little warmer (and much fuller and better with over drive) gives each guitar a unique purpose, and justifies keeping them both!
     
  16. Zepfan

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    Anybody that works in retail has to learn that lesson, especially if they are more occupied with their phone or a co-worker.
     
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    Congrats on a beautiful Tele for a deal !
     
  18. JuneauMike

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    I have yet to run across one of those mythical "pawn shop" bargains. I blame the internet for killing that dream. They seem to know precisely what everything is worth, and they jack in 20 percent on top of it.

    Good for you.
     
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    Congratulations on your score! And I'm glad the manager is a man of his word.
     
  20. Jim85IROC

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    It certainly did for my Black Paisley FSR, which is the exact same guitar minus the cosmetics. I went with a Wilkenson compensated and I'm quite happy with it.
     
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