My '66 Tele

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by gtrfinder, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Former Member

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    I've had this guitar for about 18 months now and I really love it. Somewhere on here I started a thread on it, but I can't find it, so here it is again.

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    My 4 year old daughter had a little arts and crafts time with it awhile back. This to me is worth more than the guitar itself ever will be:

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  2. MichaelAa

    MichaelAa Tele-Holic

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    Oh yeah, I love it! If only it could talk, I'm sure it could tell some great stories.

    But I see some other cool stuff also?
     
  3. toomuchfun

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    What a beauty, and looks like it's set up to wail.

    That body intrigues me, looks like a one piece from the back. Can you tell what the original color was?
     
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    Major Gruber Tele-Afflicted

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    Major Gruber Tele-Afflicted

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    Oops, It was already done. Going too fast through those.
     
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    Hotrod40 Tele-Holic

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    Tell us a bit about the tweed amp in the background.
     
  8. joeford

    joeford Friend of Leo's

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    i love the kid's artwork on the back... that really does make it perfect! might even consider getting a thin clear coat to protect it...
     
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    Nice!
     
  10. fendertx

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    Love the Tele, but the tweed caught my eye as well!
     
  11. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I guess you know what the name of your guitar is now!
     
  12. thefees

    thefees Tele-Holic

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    Very similar to my 66

    Love your guitar. It's kind of funny but I, or should I say my Dad bought me a 1966 Tele back then and I took the butterscotch finish off and naturalized it with some stain that is very similar to yours. I also got tired of the squealing every time I stepped on the distortion pedal even when my black face Bandmaster was on 4 so I added the P90 pickup in the middle off of a 1961 SG Les Paul.
     

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    motwang Tele-Afflicted

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    How is your p90 wired , with a five way switch? And how does it sound? I've got a Nashville and have thought of trying something different!
     
  14. Chubby Biscuit

    Chubby Biscuit TDPRI Member

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    I love the finish on that! I would love to go get another Tele and do that... because I am not stripping my 66! image-2964458023.jpg
     
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    xMercury69x Friend of Leo's

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    Clearly the guitar's name is Juliette :)))
     
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    Yes- clear coat the name and drawings on the back- Too Cute:)

    Awesome one-piece body- the wood grain is terrific!
     
  18. thefees

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    Thanks for asking. There are a lot of ways of wiring/configuring this I guess, but this is the one that was created in conjunction with an electro-audio genius that I grew up with. It not only works well it is very intuitive in its use.

    The entire Tele is wired exactly the same as it came from the factory. The only change is in the two mini switches.
    With both switches in the down position the Tele is as if it was never changed.
    With both switches up it is just the P90.
    With the switch in the front up, and the switch closer to the back of the guitar is down, it is a combination of the P90 plus whatever the selector on the Tele has. That way any combination is possible.

    Now why this is so intuitive. When you are playing a rhythm part during the verse for example you may have both switches down so it is pure virgin Tele. Then when you want to take a solo with a distortion pedal you with one motion sweep both switches up with an open palm up, and step on the distortion pedal at the same time. Then when the solo is over you use the back of your palm hitting both switches down while stomping on the pedal again.

    The third thing is to use the P90 in conjunction with the Tele which is natural to put your thumb on the rear switch holding it down, while your index finger on your right hand pushes up on the front most switch.

    Out of it all, the nicest combination is either the P90 in solo, or using the bridge position along with the P90; they compliment each other incredibly well. P90's are single coil too so they take to the 250k pots like a duck to water. There is only one volume knob, and one tone knob; the original ones.
     
  19. thefees

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    A lot of people back then wanted a naturalized looking guitar. New Tele's were inexpensive. I traded in my Gibson Melody Maker that I had paid $100 for brand new in on the Tele; coughed up another hundred and brought the new Tele home. Little did I know it would be such a heavy hitter in the future.

    So I thought stripping the paint off and letting the wood show would be such a big deal. The entire rest of the guitar is all original except the neck pickup which I still have. I would never sell it anyhow.
     
  20. chilldude

    chilldude Tele-Meister

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    Sorry, a little off topic, but what's the lap steel in the background?
    Is that a Regal?
    Great pics by the way.
     
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