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My First Blackguard '52

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Fried Okra, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Fried Okra

    Fried Okra TDPRI Member

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    I own and love my '57 Tele and a '57 Esquire, but this Blackguard is amazing. I now know the meaning of "once you go black, you never go back." :)

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    Real beauty- love the grain! What's the weight?
     
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    Oh man, that looks killer! Congrats!
     
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    Great presence... overwhelming.
    I like the first pic. beautiful head and the ashtray over there on the nice rug.
    The second one also, wow the hump's so small... nice.
     
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    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Nice, congrats.
     
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  6. Fried Okra

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    Thanks!! 7lbs 6oz

    Thanks!!!

    Thanks!!!

    Thanks!!!
     
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    Kingpin Friend of Leo's

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    Killer looking guitar! Even has the classic "D" stamp smiling at you from the comfort of its neck pocket home.
     
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  8. sonicdom

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    Great looking Blackguard! The finish looks just like the one on mine. Is yours from mid '52? What's the serial? How's the neck shape?
     
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    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Congratulations. Welcome to the club and I'm sure you'll enjoy it immensely.
     
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  10. Fried Okra

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    Thanks!!

    Thanks!! She's from May. #3386. Not sure what the neck shape is just yet. But it feels wonderful. Fingerboard was flattened just a bit at refret.

    For sure. Thanks!!
     
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    That's a stunning guitar! Congrats, will make a nice pair with your Mike Campbell blackguard.
     
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  12. gitarjoe

    gitarjoe Tele-Afflicted

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    very nice. all original??
     
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  13. sonicdom

    sonicdom Tele-Meister

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    we want more pics :)
     
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  14. charlie chitlin

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    Let's hear it!!!
     
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  15. Fried Okra

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    Thanks!!! Yeah, goes great with the Campbell.

    Thanks!!! Yes, except new frets at some point.

    I can do that this evening.

    I can do that too. Marshall or tweed?
     
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    What are those metal tubes sticking out of the neck pup cavity?
     
  17. Fried Okra

    Fried Okra TDPRI Member

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    Springs.
     
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    Learned something new! I guess I'd only seen later ones with the black rubber under the neck pup.
     
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    What a beauty..
     
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    Thats great give me it !
     
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