Buying Advice - 50s style Tele

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  1. simonsp

    simonsp Friend of Leo's

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    Classic Lacquer ticks all the boxes.

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    Road Worn Tele.Look no further.
     
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    Simonsp, that's a lovely whiteguard!
     
  4. Gary in Boston

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    The Classic Series 50's laquer or the poly finish are fabulous guitars

    They are, IMO what the Tele was meant to be from the get go.

    Gary
     
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    You absolutely CANNOT go wrong with a 50's Classic Tele. I have both an older 52 Reissue and a Classic 50's and playing them both one after the other you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between them both in sound and feel if you were blindfolded. Dare I say it, but my Classic 50's with the OV's in it may even be a little more punchy and has just a little more twanginess to it. I also added the regular old, run-of-the-mill Fender brass saddles (no need to waste your money on fancy, boo-tique saddles, unless you like throwing away your money!) The Classic 50's in white blonde get's my vote without a doubt. You can't lose with that guitar. And if you REALLY want to go all out and are a stickler for vintage appointments down to the smallest details, you can replace the screws on the guitar with flathead screws! (i didn't do this on mine)
     
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  7. moosie

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    Boy, that pic would look great with a Twin ;):p

    Just curious, is the neck on the Classic 50s tinted lacquer?
     
  8. sbpark

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    Funny you should say that. I just acquired a '72 Twin the other day and it's in the shop right now getting a once over by a tech.

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    Here's my NGD pic of my MIM 50's lacquer. I am loving this thing more and more.
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  10. saxosim

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    Glad you found what you wanted! They're great guitars.
     
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    Thanks wiretap yes it's great, so pleased with it and the aging is nice without being too over the top or fake looking. Looks very natural
     
  13. pharmdawg67

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    I love them I have an 09 blonde and 15 blonde love both necks and very very light with the ash body
     
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  14. pharmdawg67

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    Love that white pickgaurd
     
  15. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    I love the white pickguard too, but now I have a black Microcoil in the guitar, it doesn't look as good, so the torty red is on it now.

    Same guitar, still floats my boat.
     
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  17. moosie

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    Well, I said it because I recalled your recent thread looking at one that members generally said "you can do better". I knew you were looking, but I missed the part where you got one already! Sweet!
     
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  18. moosie

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    That's a real beauty.

    What are the frets like on this model? The really tiny older style AV frets? They look a bit larger in your pic, maybe even 6105 big? The tiny frets are my favorite, but are harder and harder to find on anything new.
     
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    They are described in the specs as "vintage" style and they are smaller than my squire 72 and older MIM - which I believe both have medium jumbos, according to specs.

    That makes them 6230's as far as I can tell. I agree that this particular picture makes them look like they have a wider base. They play just fine, I actually like them and the 7.25" neck quite a bit.
     
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