Been full circle,........back to a Telecaster!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by fenderrookie, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. fenderrookie

    fenderrookie A fan of Leo! Ad Free Member

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    Started playing on a Telecaster. Switched to a Strat, then a Jaguar, then a Les Paul.
    I found a 2003 Thinline Flame '69 reissue. Unplayed, MINT condition. Will have it in hand this week.
    Always loved the Thinlines, played friend's '69 reissue a while back. Loved it!

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  2. fordfanjpn

    fordfanjpn Tele-Holic

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    That has to be one of the coolest thinlines I have ever seen! Congrats on a great guitar, and welcome back into the fold. :lol:

    Bill
     
  3. C.E.G.

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    Wow

    That had to have cost a fortune... that is one of the best looking teles I've seen.
     
  4. J-man

    J-man Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Awesome! I remember seeing a few of those 3-4 years ago. The flame finish looks awesome.

    I wouldn't think it'd cost much more than a normal MIM '69 RI, they were just a limited run of that guitar with a cool finish
     
  5. fenderrookie

    fenderrookie A fan of Leo! Ad Free Member

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    Thanks guys,..... $675 shipped. It was listed here in the classifieds.
    They ran 200 of these in 2003. In 2006 they ran some more, but esentially is is just a '69 reissue with the natural finish/white flame finish.

    Love the necks on the '69s.
     
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    Mark-00255 Tele-Holic

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    Beautiful guitar - great score, too! I would like to see a few more pics when you get it!
     
  7. Verne Bunsen

    Verne Bunsen Tele-Afflicted

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    Boy, nice looking guitar! Oh, and welcome home!
     
  8. IPLAYLOUD

    IPLAYLOUD Friend of Leo's

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    Very unique finish. I always liked them.
    I have had the hots for an Alpine White matching headstock.
    White Teles are classy.
     
  9. Hiker

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    Nice axe, thanks for the pix!
     
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    brokenjoe Friend of Leo's

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    Cool looking piece of lumber!

    I. too, went through a bunch of other guitars because I needed certain sounds for certain things. But now I'm happily back to my tele, and I ain't budging!
     
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    I always liked thinlines but hated the pickguard shape. The flames on the body make up for that! I love the headstock too.
     
  12. Mur

    Mur Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep, me too ...playing a Les Paul or Strat makes me run back to Tele.
     
  13. jimtlin

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    Congrats on the new guitar ... looks great!

    I got my first decent electric just after high school and it was a tele (paid $100 in 1975 for a 60's model). I loved that guitar, but traded it in on an old strat, then a Les Paul (and about 30 - 40 different guitars since) ... I finally got a tele about a month ago and I can't stop playing it.
     
  14. fenderrookie

    fenderrookie A fan of Leo! Ad Free Member

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    Wow,.... a '60s Tele for $100?!
    Amazing to think what that would be worth now. I passed on dual neck
    Gibson with the origional case and a tube Gibson amp in about '78.
    Could have bought it for $10,...... found out years later it went into the
    back of a truck and off to Goodwill.

    It was a 1967 model,....... only like four were made!
     
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