Guitarist Magazine Edition Celebrates 70 Years Of The Telecaster

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  1. scrimmer

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    Yes, thanks for letting us know! Cool.
    They carry it on the mag rack at my local book store.
    Look at 'em but rarely buy, will have to get that copy of course.
     
  2. guitartwonk

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    From what I can make out, Telecasters (by name) weren't marketed until 1952. Even if you count the "Nocaster" , Broadcaster and Esquire as Teles (which I think we should for these purposes), the earliest these were available for sale was 1950.

    So I'm guessing that Guitarist magazine are counting the 1949 prototype with snake-head headstock as the first Tele. It's somewhat tenuous given this wasn't available for sale in 1949. If I were them I'd wait until 2020 to put this piece out.

    Still, now I'm splitting hairs. I should just go and buy the mag and enjoy the eye candy.

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    From prototype... to $20 flea market find. More pics Charlodius!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. That's my lunch break for today sorted. Greggs for a veggie sausage roll then on to WH Smiths for the mag.
     
  5. guitartwonk

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    Same here except I already had brekkie. On holiday this week so I'm in need of some quality reading material.

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  6. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi!

    I kinda feel like 70 isn't a real anniversary and 75 is.

    So I googled it. I'm wrong. Kinda.

    70th is platinum and 75th is gold, for marriage at least. Other lists don't mention 75th at all. Typical, the internet shows me up.

    Still, I feel like ¾ of a century rolls off the tongue better than 7/10 of a century or 0.7 of a century, let alone septuagennial...

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    What about Premier Guitar?
     
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    • (1949)/spring-summer 1950: ESQUIRE (continued from 1951 on)
    • late 1950: BROADCASTER
    • early 1951: NOCASTER
    • from summer 1951 on: TELECASTER.
     
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  9. guitartwonk

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    Cheers, that's much more precise.

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  10. theprofessor

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    It all depends on when one starts counting, I guess. The "Snakehead" Esquire prototype is often called the first prototype, and that was from 1949. The second Esquire prototype had what we now know as the Esquire/Telecaster headstock, and it was Butterscotch Blonde instead of white, but the pickguard was the same as the "Snakehead guitar" (kind of like a Cabronita pickguard). But there is also a Broadcaster prototype from 1948 that I've held at Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga. Like many of the early Esquire prototypes, it was made of pine (it's super-light!), but the last coat of paint it got was red. It looks like it's been painted and re-painted a bunch.
    48_Broadcaster_Prototype_Pine.jpg IMG_0121.JPG
     
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    Same here..hoping to find that issue here.
     
  12. archetype

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    They stock Guitarist magazine and the special editions at all the B&Ns I’ve been to.
     
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    I'm not into guy magazines either!?!
     
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    I’m glad you said it. I was biting my tongue.
     
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    You could have mentioned it while I had the ability to edit. Now it's there for eternity.:eek:
     
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    delicious pic
     
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    I definitely prefer the UK print media over the US stuff, simply based on volume. Any current GP/GW only has about 3 articles and one gear review that interest me. Premier guitar is little better. Guitarist and Guitar & Bass (or whatever they changed the name to) are just thicker...same proportion of interesting stuff, just a lot more per issue.

    I eventually noticed a similar trend in motorcycle mags, but seeing as I don't get to ride anymore, those come pretty sporadically these days.
     
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    Guitarist is expensive but worth it in the states. I discovered the mag on t vacation trip to Scotland and subscribed as soon as I got back home. Great articles intelligently written. Stratocaster and Les Paul issues were great. The magazine is British in focus but still very enjoyable to this American. Issues arrive late. I’ll probably see the Telecaster issue in June.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Got it through pocketmags.
     
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    I didn’t want to sound like the grammar police. Besides, if it made me laugh, I figured it might give someone else a chuckle too. You’ve successfully brightened somebody’s day.
     
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