finally pictures of my '52ri find.

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  1. ZZB3

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    Well as I posted last year of my Tele find. I finally have a phone that can post pics. The gentleman I bought the Tele from bought the the guitar new mail-order, played it a few times and then stuck it under his bed for twenty-three years. It came with all case candy and looks totally new. The COA is dated 1-23-1993 so it just had its 24th birthday. The Bassman RI was bought new by my good friend before he have it to me and was made in Sept. 1993. The 2014 D-Lux I recently bought is terrific. This is all I need. 20170125_142033.jpg 20170125_134146.jpg
     
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  2. Sinner1980

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    Nice, congrats!
     
  3. sonny wolf

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    Very cool...congratulations!!
     
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    Purty purty!!!...Congrats! Great guitars
     
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    I dunno... who'd want a old guitar like that when there's perfectly good brand new ones around?

    Wanna sell it now?
     
  6. Stubee

    Stubee Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Nice gear there!
     
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    Great looking gear, those 2 amps will cover alot of ground.
     
  8. Crobbins

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    Nice looking rig, congrats.
     
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    Twang Tone Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice. Now, for a couple of questions...

    1. Did the 52RI have the stock Dark Vintage Circuit wiring (neck pickup with capacitor/neck pickup with tone/bridge pickup with tone) or was it converted to modern wiring (neck/both/bridge)?
    2. I believe that sometime in 1993 Fender stopped stamping the dot below the numerals on the bridge plate. Has your 52RI got a dot stamped below the serial number on the bridge?
     
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    Pretty sweet! Congrats!
     
  11. t guitar floyd

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    Really nice! The mistake you're making is thinking that's all you need. Now you actually need a maple neck '50s style Strat, then a couple of blackface amps with RW board Tele & Strat, then . . . (I could go on and on). :twisted:
     
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    Nice grab!
     
  13. ZZB3

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    The guitar has the original stock dark circuit wiring. It has never been converted and does have as part of the case candy a pot to convert if so desired. I am leaving it alone. For the both pickups on sound I just jam it in between the 1st and middle like we used to do with strats with 3-way switches before they came with 5-way switches. I will check when I get home today to see if there is a dot stamped below the serial number on the bridge. Any reason for the dot?
     
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    tweedman2001 Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice. The dot is to signify it's a reissue. My '88 had one.
     
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    Great equipment. Great find. Unfortunately..that guitar addiction..more..more..more...
    I have been feeding my guitar addiction for 54 years.
    Have fun playing and smile, you earned it.
     
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    Congrats.
     
  17. ZZB3

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    The bridge does have the dot. I am enjoying the guitar. Thanks for the replies and info.
     
  18. AxemanVR

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    I agree; leave it original.

    I did do the mod on my 2003 AVRI 52, but I had already swapped the neck from a Fender AVRI '52 "Hot Rod" for its more modern fretboard radius and jumbo frets - since it's more practical in performance situations for me (switching to the middle position on the fly can be a challenge) - otherwise I would have left mine original as well.

    Anyway, sweet axe! Congrats and enjoy!

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    Good deal man. That's all I would need electric side too if you just change the Bassman to either a twin Reverb or another clean blackface.

    And acoustic side I got my Guild DV62 which is like a cross between a D-28 and D-35. If I didn't have the Guild I'd want a D-28.
     
  20. jaybones

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    Pretty cool time machine thing you've got going there!

    State of the art from the 50's- Tele and tweed amps.
     
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