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Best Tele w/ rosewood fretboard for under $750

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by RYAN1987M, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. wrxmania

    wrxmania Tele-Afflicted

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    60's classic. Not a fan of Rosewood on a Tele but my Wilko Johnson signature, based on the 60's classic, has the best neck of all my tele's.

    Brian.
     
  2. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'm the reverse, not so keen on Maple, but to each their own. The 60s and the Wilko to me are very similar, but to these ears the Wilko just has a bit more growl, maybe that's just me though lol!
     
  3. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    GC has two. One in Cincinnati, $798 and the other in Spokane, $748 with noiseless pickups. With the 30-day return policy, it's tempting, but $700+ right after Christmas.... I don't think they were that much new.
     
  4. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Import taxes would be a massive issue for me though. Guess it's hanging on until something shows up on Fleebay UK.
     
  5. RYAN1987M

    RYAN1987M Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Well, after a lot of research, I've decided - a Classic Series '60s Tele it will be!

    I'm going to try and be patient and see if I can find a used one in Canada. If the right deal comes up with a used one from the States, maybe it'll still be worth it for me to pay the shipping and duties/taxes. And, if I can't find a used one for sale, I'll probably just end up eventually ponying up and buying a new one.

    Thanks for all of the input and advice!

    Ryan
     
  6. Hudd

    Hudd TDPRI Member

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    MiM standard tele. Swap out the pups bridge and tuners to what ever you prefer.
     
  7. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Isn't that the whole point of getting a 60s classic though, having the vintage Pu's and vintage tuners? I can't see the point in getting the classic if you're going to do so many mods, you might as well go for one of those satin FSR Tele's at a lot cheaper price, and then do the mods.
     
  8. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I agree! And the OP has already made his choice - a wise one. IMHO.
     
  9. Fendereedo

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  10. Uncle Joe

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    Hmmm. The MIM Classic '60s is a beautiful guitar, but I'm partial to the CIJ TL 62. They sell new in Japan, including tax, for USD $650.00 (67,200 yen). The problem is shipping. It may be worth looking into. I bought a used one in Japan, a few years back, for $500.00. I replaced the pots, switch and wires, and it's a wonderful guitar. It will be with me until I die; last electric standing.

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    Here's mine...

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  11. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    That's a real beauty!
     
  12. ProCasterNation

    ProCasterNation TDPRI Member

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    I have one of these. Do you know how many were made?
     
  13. rebelwoclue

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    First time I've seen that model- very nice!
     
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