Can I play with you now. I have a Tele now. (MIJ NGD)

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by joshphase90wah, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. joshphase90wah

    joshphase90wah Tele-Meister

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    Yes, it finally happened my first Tele. A bit of an impulse buy so I wasn't able to fully research it before buying it.
    Anyhow, it appears to be a 90s MIJ tele, and after the mother of all setups it is playing pretty well.
    After taking the neck off it looks like it could be some kind of 52' the fingerboard certainly has some radius to it, but the neck isn't as chunky as some of the 52 reissues I've played. The bridge doesn't look like any 50s I've seen, but hey. She was a fair price but needs a little bit of fret work. Anyhow, I've got my Tele so I can now be a legit member ;)
     

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  2. glenmore92

    glenmore92 TDPRI Member

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    Good for you! Play on.
     
  3. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Telefied Ad Free Member

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    The top-loader buzz/rattle bridge ! Same as on my '96 MIM.

    Still haven't changed it. Sustains better than my traditional string-thru Hwy 1.

    Congrats. MIJ's are great.
     
  4. joshphase90wah

    joshphase90wah Tele-Meister

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    Thank you sir! And happy guitaring to you!

    If anyone has any thoughts on what the guitar exactly is, I'd really appreciate it.

    All the best!
     
  5. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome and may you have years of fun with it!

    Now get undressed for the secret initiation ceremony... will someone hand me the pliers please?
     
  6. joshphase90wah

    joshphase90wah Tele-Meister

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    Hi Mike!

    Ah glad to hear I'm not the only one with this kind of bridge, I had never seen it on a Tele before. All the best!
     
  7. joshphase90wah

    joshphase90wah Tele-Meister

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    As long as the initiation ceremony doesn't involve rubber gloves and me having to bend slightly we'll all be OK :D
     
  8. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Why do you think tele headstocks are so thin? Why do you think we all hate 70s strats' headstocks?
     
  9. joshphase90wah

    joshphase90wah Tele-Meister

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    I guess that's why so few people play BC Rich guitars.
     
  10. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Hahahah!! I had to look them up! Scary!! :-D

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  11. joshphase90wah

    joshphase90wah Tele-Meister

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  12. EllenGtrGrl

    EllenGtrGrl Tele-Holic

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    Yep, a goodly chunk of the 90s MIM Teles (such as my old '93 MIM) had the same bridge. They're different from the 3-saddle bridges, but still pretty nice sounding, in their own way, IMO.
     
  13. Ironbird

    Ironbird Tele-Holic

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    Congrats on getting your hands on one! You can think about installing a vintage bridge sometime in the future if you want, but I suggest you take the time to understand your guitar as it is right now.

    P.S. London is lovely! I was there in March, didn't have much time to explore the city as I was there for work purposes but I really want to visit good old England again.
     
  14. drlucky

    drlucky Tele-Holic

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    You can play with us...AFTER you buy pizza an' beer for everybody! :D:D

    Seriously, great Tele! One of my former bandmates had one like yours, and it was a good 'un!
     
  15. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    That's a real looker, enjoy your Tele!
     
  16. tamader74

    tamader74 TDPRI Member

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    ...Love the post about 'Bridge Rattling' Tele.'s, you can rest assured that a Tele. does NOT have to be a import to have a rattling bridge, my (before they were to be introduced in '10, '09 American Special) Bridge rattles to beat the band on certain notes, AND if I adjust it much...it changes the intonation a bit which makes me even crazier (if that's even possible...LOL).

    I've had a few ol' Tele.'s that just couldn't help themselves I guess, and I don't want to swap out the Bridge, as mine is in Olympic White and the 'Butt crack' just adds to it's look's/Vibe IMHO. Congratulations on your Tele. by the way !!!,...I've owned several MIJ's, and MIM's in my life, and they have all been true and true, thru and thru pure Tele,...

    ...one thing about 'The most simply/complicated' plank of guitar in the World is, "a GOOD one is a GOOD one, it don't care where YOU were made, way should YOU care where it was made",...enjoy, and let us all know when you get the next one,...

    ...cause they ARE addicting Brother, Trust me. Tom
     
  17. ExiledonMainSt

    ExiledonMainSt Tele-Meister

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    Congrats! I had an old MIM top-loader for a while. It had a really unique feel to it. I also had a MIJ JV Squier Tele for a while and have regretted selling it until I picked up my current Tele. Nothin' but love for MIJ Fenders here; I've owned a few and always regretted letting them go. Enjoy the new-to-you Tele!
     
  18. Hiker

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    Congrats, and maple fretboard goodness!
     
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