my great '58

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  1. zane

    zane Tele-Afflicted

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    well I was so impressed with my new American Vintage '52 & my Sweetwater card had some "room" on it...sooo...
    actual pics of my guitar sent from Sweetwater...

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    and with my Vistalux 5E3 clone

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  2. zane

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    a group shot...

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  3. 63tweed

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    Nice couple of tele's :p
     
  4. christhebrit

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    Lovely combination. Well done
     
  5. Clifton C

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    Like the vintage blonde!
     
  6. Telemarkman

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    Absolutely delicious! Both of them.
     
  7. LeftyAl

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    I like em both. the amp too.
     
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    Nice!
     
  9. stephenyi

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    Beautiful pair! I would be interested in hearing what you think of the tonal differences between them.
     
  10. dinomike77

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    I bought a '58 RI when they came out in 2012 and it is everything I want in a guitar. I made two slight modifications that made the guitar better for me:

    1. '70s-style saddles with an individual groove for each string. The high e kept sliding up against the height adjuster screw and these saddles stopped that. Granted, the problem may have had something to do with my ham-handed technique; but, it was easier to change the saddles than the way I play! These saddles and a little adjustment to the neck's position in the pocket also centered the strings better so that the high e wasn't slipping off the board in the higher registers.

    2. After two year, I grew tired of the pick-guard not laying flat. I ordered 3-ply, 5-hole guard from WD. Problem solved.

    These tweaks have changed the look of the guitar a bit. The pick-guard, in particular, takes away from that immediately identifiable '50s white-guard aesthetic. It still radiates classic Tele vibe, just not a particle year or era.

    With those minor issues addressed, it is the most perfect guitar I've ever owned.
     
  11. Dan R

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    Fifties style Fender! Gotta love it.
     
  12. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Congratulations! That's a beauty!

    Now all you need is the '64 and yer all set. :twisted:

    These guitars don't really need a thing, in my opinion. They're pretty much perfect. That said, I prefer compensated saddles, if done right. Also, to give the '58 a bit more of it's own personality against the '52 and the '64, I swapped the bridge out for a Rutters dual loader. The thin stamped version. Half cut treble lip, and a set of Marc's Broadcaster straight-comp saddles.

    Here it is, strung as a top-loader. I love it! It's got a cool slinky feel, but is still twangy, wiry Tele all the way.

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    Congrats to the OP, nice pair of guitars..

    Moosie, yours is hot too.. Like that dual loader bridge..
     
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    Nice.I own a sunburst 58 reissue and it is one amazing Tele....super twangy,ultra Telecaster personality.
     
  15. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    The sunbursts I've seen on this model are really well done. No 'mud'. Lots of clarity in the colors, if that makes sense. So different than your typical modern burst.

    OP, yours seems to have more subtly blended edges. Mine's got an 'edge burst'. I wonder if the originals really looked like that. Some guy from Fender said, or implied they did, though I can't remember where they said it. But that it was intentional. Regardless, I think I like yours better <ssshh> :)
     
  16. dmoss74

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    gorgeous sisters. i own the same two, but my late '50s is the mim classic series. i love the look of both. my cs has the steel saddles, but your '58 appears to have brass (can't see from the photos). is that correct?

    enjoy!
     
  17. Zillinois

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    Sweet! Ready to GIG!
     
  18. burntfrijoles

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    That's a great pair of guitars. Congrats!
    Fender really did well when they revised the AV line. Instruments worthy of the heritage of Fender. Quite simply, they are producing some of their best guitars.

    (I really wish they would pare down their lineup and focus on fewer models at every price point.)
     
  19. FredDairy

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    Although the AllParts C necks on my Paisleys aren't much bigger, I could never bond with the '58 neck. Glad you enjoy it and I have to agree the '52 and '58 look awesome together!

    I'm still excited that the "new" reissues don't have those pumpkin orange tinted necks.
     
  20. Telemarkman

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    Yeah, but they're not really that white either. They'll probably look even better in a few years time.
     
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