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New Tele Day

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Hudman_1, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. Hudman_1

    Hudman_1 TDPRI Member

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    I bought a used Fender Vintera ‘60’s Telecaster on Reverb. The seller bought it new in February of 2020 from Sweetwater. It was delivered yesterday. It looks like he never played it. I put a new set of strings on it and immediately noticed the action was high at the nut on every string but the high E. It was bad enough that the F barre chord at the first fret sound like my phaser was on. I broke out my nut files and fixed the issue.[​IMG] Afterwards I had to tweak the intonation a bit. Unfortunately, it ate up my playing time. I only got to play it for 15 minutes. I really like it and I’m looking forward to playing it more tonight.
     
  2. Sybo

    Sybo Tele-Meister

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    Great looking Color and nice axe.
     
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  3. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Very nice! Enjoy that.
     
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  4. Gardo

    Gardo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Nice, it even has the 3 saddle bridge
    A good looker too
     
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  5. BigNorm

    BigNorm TDPRI Member

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    HNGD ! Nice tele, color is wow !
     
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  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Cool!
     
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  7. myteleplaysjazz

    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Holic

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    Nice guitar. Congrats.
    Since you filed the nut, you'll probably need to re-intonate...
     
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  8. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice! Congratulations on your new tele. Enjoy it.
     
  9. Jerry_Mountains

    Jerry_Mountains Tele-Holic

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    Congrats! Nice color. What's on the fretboard? Pao Ferro? Looks amazing, very interesting grain, it really suit the blue.
     
  10. DHart

    DHart Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Sweet!

    I've found the nuts well cut on the good number of Fender USA and MIM necks I have. But the dressing of the fret ends, particularly with some Fender USA necks, can be surprisingly poor. It seems they may tend to dress fret ends a little better in Ensenada than they do in Corona. :rolleyes: Weird, I know.
     
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  11. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    ...if you'll re-read the OP - at the very bottom - you'll find out he not only has good taste in guitars, he's also got mad future telepathy skills - he knew you were going to suggest that...
     
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  12. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Bold looking Tele - congrats.
    And an extra pat on the back for diagnosing and resolving the intonation on your own.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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  13. Old Plank

    Old Plank Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    That's a beauty, enjoy!
     
  14. myteleplaysjazz

    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Holic

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    Ahhh... Missed that.
     
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  15. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Oooh! Blue Tele! I like! Which blue is that?
     
  16. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    VERY nice guitar, may she give you years and years of joy :)
     
  17. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    Nice! May you wear it out with joy!
     
  18. JRicoC

    JRicoC Tele-Meister

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    Wow. In looking at that picture I thought that was new. The previous owner must have really ignored or disliked that thing. Bad takeaway from this post is that the "retailer" did not check the nut setup ...
     
  19. Wallaby

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    It's gorgeous, I LOVE the color, congratulations!
     
  20. TheOtherNeill

    TheOtherNeill Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Lake Placid blue. That guitar is almost a dead ringer for an American Special, but with a (pleasing) tint on the neck.
     
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