Do you still own your first Fender or Squier Tele, Strat, Amps???

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  1. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Afflicted

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    Thats one of the saddest post, just 75 dollars? Wow. Hope u play now mate, 5 years is long break
     
  2. ElJay370

    ElJay370 Tele-Holic

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    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.
     
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  3. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Yep. Fender F65 acoustic. I bought it in 1979.

    Squier Classic Vibe Strat, bought in 2011.

    Squier Classic Vibe Thinline Tele, bought in 2013.
     
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  4. Hatfield92

    Hatfield92 Tele-Meister

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    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.
     
  5. tubelectron

    tubelectron Tele-Meister

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    I still have my 1st guitar - but sorry, it's not a Fender :oops: :

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    A 1980 LH Gibson ES-335TD that I bought in late 1980 2nd hand, with its matching Gibson case.

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    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 :

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    A late 70s SilverFace Twin Reverb 100W, bought in 1981.

    -tbln
     
  6. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    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.
     
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  7. Muddslide

    Muddslide Friend of Leo's

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    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.
     
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  8. Rev Rhythm

    Rev Rhythm Tele-Meister

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    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.
     
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  9. ifallalot

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    Sure do

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  10. Mincer

    Mincer Tele-Holic

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    I still have my 1982 'The Strat' in a rare sapphire blue.

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  11. RoCkstAr256

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    I would keep This Squier Cv50s Bsb tele, They will be no longer produced
     
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  12. bhenry83

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    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.)

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  13. SAguitar

    SAguitar Tele-Meister

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    Oh heck, no! Long gone, and all I can say is that it was a Telecaster. Hang on to what ya got, kids!
     
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    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.
     
  15. jamesepowell

    jamesepowell Tele-Meister

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    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.
     
  16. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Friend of Leo's

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    Kept it?
    Fender Tele - Yep.
    Squier Tele - Nope (I have a Squier Strat now though.)
     
  17. Kerberos

    Kerberos Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    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.

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  18. RoCkstAr256

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    What kind of Squier is it?
     
  19. RadioFM74

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    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
     
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    Yes

    A '51 Nocaster bought in 1967 0r 68.

    Paid $200 for it.
     
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