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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by RoCkstAr256, Jun 28, 2019.
Thats one of the saddest post, just 75 dollars? Wow. Hope u play now mate, 5 years is long break
My first real Fender was a '74 Jazz Bass I bought used in 1987. Black, maple neck, blocks. It was a great bass. I played the crap out of it until it desperately needed a fret job that I couldn't afford, so I sold it to a guy as-is for about 300 bucks. Which sounds cheap, but that was what it was worth at the time. Hopefully it went on to live a long, fruitful life.
Yep. Fender F65 acoustic. I bought it in 1979.
Squier Classic Vibe Strat, bought in 2011.
Squier Classic Vibe Thinline Tele, bought in 2013.
I had kind of lost interest before then. Living in a really isolated, rural area... my playing had plateaued... nobody else nearby to play with. It was basically a solid decade of atrophy. I forgot a lot. I started dipping my toe back into the pool around 2011. Gradually got a little more serious. This year, I’ve really kicked it into high gear. I can truthfully say that, right now, I’m better than I’ve ever been.
It’s nice not having to say “you should have heard me in my early twenties” anymore.
I still have my 1st guitar - but sorry, it's not a Fender :
A 1980 LH Gibson ES-335TD that I bought in late 1980 2nd hand, with its matching Gibson case.
I wanted primarily a Telecaster, but when I saw the 335 and considering that a LH Tele was impossible mission to find locally, I bought it for the equivalent of 5500 Francs, so 839 euros of today.
But I still have my first amp - a Fender this time :
A late 70s SilverFace Twin Reverb 100W, bought in 1981.
My first Telecaster was actually a Squier CV50s BSB model. I got that when they first came out. Went through 5 Telecasters until I found my keeper. Gave the Squier to my brother and he still has it. I'm on my third Strat. Just acquired that one about 3 months ago. It's a'97 Tex/Mex Special.
Sadly, no. Long gone. I've owned many, and some nice ones, including several pre-CBS Strat, Teles, P-basses and Jazz basses. I also owned some really nice early MIJ Squiers.
If I had all the high end and vintage gear I've ever owned with me right now, I could retire and possibly buy an island. I'm barely exaggerating.
Still have a 92 Korean Squier Strat... It was my first Fender..I actually won it in a contest. I also have my cheap Fender acoustic, purchased in maybe 94.
Play my cheapo partscaster more than anything.
I still have my 1982 'The Strat' in a rare sapphire blue.
I would keep This Squier Cv50s Bsb tele, They will be no longer produced
Yes. A ‘98 AmStd Strat that I bought with my grocery stocking money in high school.
It weighs 8.4lbs. It was originally black, but it’s been stripped (revealing 4 pieces of alder plus veneers!), refinished by MJT, has a Callaham trem block and saddles, Rumpelstiltskin Jester pickups, and a new bone nut. But the biggest improvement was when I sanded and shellacked the back of the neck.
I’ve learned that I much prefer the thick V neck on my AV 56 Strat, but my customized ‘98 is a fantastic ‘90s Strat with a bit of ‘60s flavor. Also it stays in tune.
(Note: I was auditioning tone caps when I took that pic with the wires poking out.)
Oh heck, no! Long gone, and all I can say is that it was a Telecaster. Hang on to what ya got, kids!
Nope, but I have the second Fender! The first was a '79 Black Fender Strat that I bought with paper route money (and some help from the parents) when I was 14 in 1980. Two years later I was in the music store trying a '52 re-issue when I decided there on the spot to trade the strat in. Still play the tele all the time.
Yes. The 77/78 Telecaster in my profile photo.
My guitar mentor gave it to me in 1987. I will keep it till I die.
Fender Tele - Yep.
Squier Tele - Nope (I have a Squier Strat now though.)
I do! My 1966 Fender Jazzmaster that I got brand new when I was 15 Years Old. It was once Olympic White, but over the years it has yellowed. It's got character. I still play it, still sounds great. We've been through a lot these last 53 years. When I go, I hope the next owner will love it as much as I do.
What kind of Squier is it?
Nope. My first electric guitar was a MIJ Contemporary I got in the very early 90s or late 80s (can’t remember) to which I had a second humbucker in the neck added. Long gone, as also its successor – a damn heavy 1979-1980 sunburst stratocaster I bought for not much back in the day.
Can’t say I miss them, as I like my current guitars – teles and strats all – much better. But of course, there is a little nostalgia when thinking back of my very first guitars
A '51 Nocaster bought in 1967 0r 68.
Paid $200 for it.