CLUB "51" The Squier 51 Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by bfgz, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. bfgz

    bfgz Tele-Meister

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    I thought we should have a club to show off our beloved 51's.

    Here is my 2005 Blonde 51 that i recently purchased and is all stock.
     

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  2. buddywayne

    buddywayne Tele-Afflicted

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    I,m in.
     
  3. Hoodster

    Hoodster Friend of Leo's

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    Anyone know if a US Tele neck is a direct drop-in on the '51? I have a spare MIA Tele neck lying around and thought this might make a cool project.
     
  4. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Sometimes the locations of the holes are off, but usually they will be fine. I would not let that concern stop me from trying.

    I don't like to open up the bolts holes too much in the body on these 51s. The basswood is often so soft, you need the support of that residual poly down in the neck holes to keep things stiffened up.

    Even though I've given away quite a few, I think I still have over 20 of these babies:

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  5. Unkie Al

    Unkie Al Tele-Holic

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  6. Beatbx

    Beatbx Tele-Meister

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    I like that one Al.
     
  7. Tdot

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    I'm in for a stock sunburst.
     
  8. mojocaster51

    mojocaster51 NEW MEMBER!

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    Hey '51 heads! I am very happy to see this. I have been looking for a '51 community for awhile. I have 3 of these awesome guitar. One each - Black, Blonde, and Sunburst. I gig with them regularly and they rock! I run them through a Boss GT8 and a Vox AC30. There is no way I could be happier with these guys, with one minor exception. I have a tendency to drag my pinkie on the pick guard right under the string, kind of a palm muting, pick sweeping kind of deal. On all three '51 I get a little scratchy hum when my pinkie hits. Have not found a noise gate setting that will block it. Any ideas guys?
     
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  10. Detman101

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    Yep, drops right in.

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  11. bfgz

    bfgz Tele-Meister

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  12. Filthy 51

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    Here is my "Filthy '51 v2" Seymour Duncan Distortion PUP

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  13. Joe-Bob

    Joe-Bob Doctor of Teleocity

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    I've had two. Gave one back because it was awful. Gave the other one away after I fixed it.
     
  14. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    My favorite:

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    Keystoned!
     
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  15. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

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    I had two...

    Sunburst, stock. traded this one for a 1960s Sears silvertone (which proved unplayable).
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    Traded the sears for this blonde one.
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    But I didn't check it good enough... this is the neck pocket:
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    Its neck is on the Tryggvecaster now.
     
  16. storyboards27

    storyboards27 Tele-Meister

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    That's a beauty! I feel another project coming on... :lol:
     
  17. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

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    OK some questions,Where is the pickup selector switch?What kind of wood is the body made of?I see some here with different pickups,what is stanard??I have searched to find a NEW one,are they still in production??I'm totaly ignorent one this,[as well as most other things]..
     
  18. Tdot

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    On a stock setup, there is no tone control. The rear knob is a 3-way rotary switch. the other knob is volume with push/pull to split the HB pup.

    Wood & pups.. ??

    It was a temporary model for whatever reason (not lack of sales). Odds of finding a new one through a retail channel are about zero now. Some folks (like me) bought an extra that's still in the box.:D
     
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  19. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks.How much did they sell for?
     
  20. Tdot

    Tdot Poster Extraordinaire

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    Originally about the same price as the BSB Affinity Tele, $170 I think. When Fender let the dealers know that it was being dropped, the price went to $149, and later $129. At the end some were still available for $99, then Overstock.com grabbed some and threw them out for $79.
     
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