Cool '53 I just picked up

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by crgtr, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. TeleTown

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    Neck and body match, its all good. congrats !!!
     
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    Beautiful guitar. I'm just a little jealous.
     
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    That qualifies as a true treasure in my book. Congratulations! Play it like crazy!
     
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  4. EsquireOK

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    All in all, a relatively clean guitar. Congrats. I hope you can scare up some as-original parts over the years to replace the previously replaced stuff (pickup and tuners).
     
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    That is a real beauty :)!

    Even though that Tele is nearly as old as I am, it looks like it's held up considerably better!


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    That’s exactly what I looked for when I bought vintage electrics. Original wood, original pickups if possible. The rest I care less about.
     
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    DUDE. That is fantastic! And the natural checking and aging on the body is great!
     
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  9. chomps

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    Looks like a refin body to me. No nail holes.


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    SAHWEEEEEEEEEEET!
     
  11. BlackieBlues

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    Wow, beautiful. Send her in to Blackguardlogs.com


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    Yea. I think it's a refin too. Seymour said he probably thought it was. It's all good with me! I'm having a blast playing it. It's going on any non-flight gigs. It's a keeper!
     
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    Beautiful! Enjoy that thing!
     
  14. Robert H.

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    Beauty. But I'm surprised you say the bridge p/u is a replacement and the neck may be original. The bridge p/u looks like an original and the neck p/u, with slightly rounded edges all around, looks like a replacement. The Blackguard neck p/u covers tended to have a sharper edge. The p/u cavity marking also looks newer - haven't seen a slash marking like that before...Maybe others have.
    Question: Are the pick ups microphonic? Many Blackguard p/u's were...Big time.
     
  15. crgtr

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    I think you’re right about the neck pup. Not 100% sure about that one now. It’s not microphonic at all. Actually it’s kinda dark. It may be an early wind done by Seymour. I know for sure he made the bridge pup. It’s an early version of his Tapped 53 pup. I like it A LOT! Really great sounding pup. Regarding the pickup cavity markings, I did find a pic of one other 53 marked with the slash in the bridge cavity. It does seem to be a refin and the markings could’ve been done at that time. Seymour is getting me as much info on it as he can. I gigged with it this past weekend in Chattanooga. It sounded awesome! Love this gtr.


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  16. refin

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    Congrats on a wonderful guitar!
    And I concur about Seymour....only met him briefly at a NAMM show in the Big Easy back in the '80s,but he was a truly humble gentleman.
     
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    that is killer
     
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    that's a beaut, love the checking
     
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    Beauty! CONGRATS!
     
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    Great Caesar's Ghost.

    That is one clean nearly 70-year-old Fender.

    Play the heck out of it.
     
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