Matching headstock Tele’s in 1965/Elvis “Tickle Me” movie

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  1. Velorex

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    No string tree, maybe cheap chinese copy (Ha ,ha)

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    I’m guessing they may have put gaffer tape over the headstock to prevent the Fender logo from showing to avoid copyright/royalty issues.

    I don’t know anything about the legal aspects of this, but I managed a bar in the 90’s that had some footage shot there for a scene, and everything that had a logo on it was blacked out by the crew with tape.

    You could still tell it was a Budweiser sign, but it didn’t say Budweiser anywhere.
     
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    He's really visibly bored throughout the whole movie, at least the clips I saw.

    When I was a kid Elvis movies were on a lot and we used to marvel at how inexplicably bad they were. Who thinks this cheese is cool? Now I look at them and they seem like museum exhibits and kind of great.

    "King Creole" is almost good. You can see they didn't know what to do with elvis. song/kiss/fight. It was just too easy.
     
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    I saw this in the theaters in the mid 70's sometime. I had no idea what was going on in the film. I think it was a double bill with Munsters Go Home.

    Yeah, that wasn't even Saturday afternoon cable falling asleep on the couch worthy.
     
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    Is it actually a matching headstock, or is it an all rosewood neck?

    There was a black P Bass with an all rosewood neck that was used by the Tijuana Brass bassist Pat Senatore in a T.V. special. Other than it being a P Bass, it's a dead ringer for the Tele in the Elvis flick.



    The rosewood reads as black, and a matching headstock would still show some maple from almost every angle.

    I know these Fenders with all rosewood necks were made circa '63...and my gut tells me that's what this Tele is too.
     
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    Thanks for posting @Deeve. Been wondering what that movie was. It is my first recollection of going to the drive-in movie at age 5.
    Mom made sandwiches and had dads big coffee thermos full of milk for us. Brother and I brought pillows and blankets for the backseat and fell asleep before the main feature 'Funny Girl'.
    I think we made the right choice.
     
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    Looks painted to me.
     
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    So you think this an all rosewood neck? In 1963?
     
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    I don't know exactly what it is with the information I have (a very low resolution video).

    There were indeed some made as early as '63. The Elvis thing is '65, and the Herb Alpert one is '67.

    I don't see any maple peeking around the edges, so unless I am missing it, it's either one of the all rosewood necks, which were a known, although rare, factory option, or it's an entirely painted neck, which would be a custom job...which just happens to be exactly the same as the custom job done on the bass that Pat Senatore had two years later...both of which happen to have been played by professional musicians making TV or film appearances. I find the rosewood neck scenario, with the special instruments being either pushed on, or custom ordered by, the productions more likely. Likeliness doesn't prove anything, though. Just a hunch.
     
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    The only workable explanation to this lost ancient technology is that aliens built it

    Humans were not advanced enough in the 1960s to make such an object

    WAKE UP PEOPLE
     
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    Very cool! I’ve never heard of the all rosewood necks, besides George Harrison’s guitar which was all rosewood and came later. Thanks for the insight!
     
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    You guys are cracking me up this is one of the most fun of the Presley vehicles.
    Jocelyn Lane and Julie Adams are so easy on the eyes.
    The sound track is made up of late 50s early 60s songs that are actually really good too.
     
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    Following this “Paint It Black” thread with bemusement.

    Sorry, had to jump in here, Maxvintage. “King Creole” almost good? Come on!

    Directed by Michael Curtiz (Hope you’ve heard of him; not close his best by a long shot I’ll grant you, but still has all the telltale Curtiz hallmarks) and starring Walter Matthau, Dean Jagger, Carolyn Jones, and some kid named Elvis. Never saw a Curtiz film I didn’t like - even Elvis couldn’t ruin King Creole.


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