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Look who came home after 25 years away

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by KennyWTelejazz, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. KennyWTelejazz

    KennyWTelejazz Tele-Meister

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    Hi guys ,

    I just got one of my guitars back from a friend of mine . He held on to it for me for 25 years .

    What we have here is my 62 Fender double bound MIJ Esquire in Candy Apple Red .

    Pardon my fuzzy pics ..I'm not set up with the lighting over here

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    I bought this guitar brand new in 1986 when I worked at Mannys Music on W 48 th .
    The first thing I did was to pull the neck off my Esquire and store it n a safe place .
    Since I wanted Jumbo frets , I walked over to Rudys Music and bought one of the necks he was using for the Pensa Suhr guitars of that era .
    BTW I waited 20 years to put the Esquie neck on one of my current Teles. I may show that one someday

    Last but not least , at the time I didn't have a Tele with a Humbucker in the neck position so I put one in a Gibby HB in back then ...

    This guitar is a keeper so I'm not at all worried about the rise and fall of guitar prices .

    all the best

    Kenny
     
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  2. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Congrats.
     
  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Cool!
     
  4. Pickin N Grinin

    Pickin N Grinin Tele-Meister

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    That's a great story, its gotta be super nice to get back an old guitar. Years ago I sold my first decent guitar to a friend who was a pretty good drummer. Based on his success on the skins he thought he would easily learn to play guitar. To be kind, his prowess on the drums did not transfer well to the guitar. When I sold it to him I gave him a "good guy" deal.

    Several years later I got nostalgic for it and asked if he still had it because I would like to buy it back. He replied "No bro, I sold it for 5 times what you sold it to me for!" :(
     
  5. KennyWTelejazz

    KennyWTelejazz Tele-Meister

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    Thanks

    I enjoyed your story too ....then when it got to the ending ... OUCH .

    thank you for sharing ,

    Kenny
     
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  6. KennyWTelejazz

    KennyWTelejazz Tele-Meister

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    OK since I had pulled the 86 MIJ Fender Esquire neck off the guitar and held on to it for all this time .
    I might as well show you what guitar I had put the neck on .

    I mentioned that my Esquire is an actual Fender made in JAPAN in 1986 . Head Stock Photo .
    Notice the nice thick slab of rosewood .

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    Here's the guitar the neck is currently on.

    Ash bodied Korean made Samick Valley Arts Telecaster

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    thanks guys this sure has been fun ,

    Kenny
     
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  7. Bob Womack

    Bob Womack Tele-Afflicted

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    Are the pickguard slices from a Burns Bison?

    Bob
     
  8. KennyWTelejazz

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    Hello Bob,

    When I was playing this guitar back then in the day , I had a traditional white Telecaster pick guard on her .
    I did had a MIJ 12 string knock off of a Japanese guitar company's Idea of a Burns Bison back then .....
    Eventually it wound up being used for parts , so it is very possible that my friend decided to add sections of it to my Esquire ...

    FWIW , I'm actually very happy with the way those bit's and pieces look now on this particular guitar ....
    My Axe has it's own look that's not a copy of any one else's....

    Kenny
     
  9. PhatBoy

    PhatBoy Tele-Afflicted

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    Not to be nosey, but I'll ask...... why did ou have your friend hold it? Divorce?
     
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    Clifton C Tele-Afflicted

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    That's like The Incredible Journey!
     
  11. KennyWTelejazz

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    NO .

    Bravo Sir , I'm impressed with your analogy ....
    What I didn't mention was my friend had 3 of my guitars for safe keeping .
    My Esquier happens to be the runt of the litter ...
    If there is an interest I may decide to show and tell the other 2 guitars in this thread ...
    My other 2 guitars were gifts to me from the presidents of 2 very well know USA guitar companies ...
    One from each pres .

    all the best ,

    Kenny
     
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