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Nash T-52 or Fender 52' reissue?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by soma89, May 12, 2009.

  1. soma89

    soma89 Tele-Meister

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    Hey guys,
    I have a 52' RI tele that I have a chance to trade for a Nash t-52. I like the light butterscotch blond on the nash and its light relic job. The 52' ri, sounds great but the finish always bothered me because it looks too much like natural to me.
    Which one would u guys choose?
     
  2. harry the filter

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    Nash.
     
  3. mrfjones

    mrfjones TDPRI Member

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    what about this, you don't like the color of the body on the fender. why not get a new body from some place like guitar mill, use all the same hardware and fix you problem. you could sell the old body and probably make a fair bit of cash too
     
  4. soma89

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    I guess that might be true but I just a-b'd a nash t-52 next to the reissue and, though the 52 RI is a great guitar, the Nash blew it away.
     
  5. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

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    Where'd you find a Nash in Toronto? (Going to T.O. on the weekend, don't know any decent guitar shops)
     
  6. mistermullens

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    Having played one Nash, 60s version, I'd go with the Nash as well. If they're all like the one I played, it should be an easy choice.
     
  7. soma89

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    Capsule Music. Awesome little store.

    www.capsulemusic.com
     
  8. mildwild

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    Capsule has lots of Nash guitars.
    It's the one guitar store in Toronto you should visit.

    I was in there today and there all kinds of teles .
     
  9. bonedaddy

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    I'd vote Nash as well. Here's my T52:

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  10. Steve Z

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    I just played a couple Nash's this afternoon at a store and briefly compared them to the Fenders... although they did not have the 52RI. That aside, I though the Nash's were much more comfortable playing... like a nice old pair of shoes compared to a new pair of stiff dress shoes.

    If I had to choose between a Nash and Fender I would go with Nash. Not sure if the resale is comparable or not, but since I tend to hold onto guitars until they decay resale is not really a concern for me. Just my opinion.


    Cheers,
    Steve Z
     
  11. Twang Tone

    Twang Tone Friend of Leo's

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    I wasn't that blown away with the Nash T's that I've played.

    I'd stick with the Fender '52 reissue. Above all, it's a Fender!

    Thanks,
     
  12. Rabog

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    Seems like you have no bother on who makes it, so the Fender bit doesn't mean anything, therefore go with the one you like best.....
     
  13. 91xlntS-3

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    Choose the one that best suits YOU. You're the one who will be playing/living with it. If the Nash does it for you, then go for it!!
     
  14. Axtklinge

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    +1 on that!
    In the end it all comes down to what feels and plays better to your taste.

    And then of course you'll have to post pics of the one you liked the best!:p
     
  15. JDaveG

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    Nash, all day long.
     
  16. FredDairy

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    '52 RI every single time over a Nash.
     
  17. DMace

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    Too personal a decision. Let your ears, fingers and eyes decide. But factor in that you if you might want to sell the guitar at some point, you'd have a much easier time selling a Fender.
     
  18. openbar

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    A few months ago I would have voted for Fender - of the half dozen or so Nashes I've seen, a good 52RI would handily beat them. But now that a new 52RI is almost $1900, I dunno...though in the OP's case it would be a trade.
     
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    I played a few Nash teles a couple of years back...and yes they feel nice and worn in but my 52RI sounds better to me both unplugged and amp'd.
    and I bought the 52RI brand new at the 12th Fret for way less than Capsule sells their Nash guitars for....
    iggy
     
  20. ehren

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    Guitars are individuals, impossible to judge them in a broad based sense, IMO. I would pick the one that speaks to you.
     
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