NGD ‘71 Tele LPB

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by garygtr, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Friend of Leo's

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    Beautiful axe. Your friend would will glad you got it.
     
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  2. hockey guy

    hockey guy Tele-Meister

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    Sorry about your friend. I think its great that the wife gave you his Tele. That was a nice gesture.
     
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  3. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, man, wow. As said above, a shame about the circumstances but that looks like a dream telecaster.

    Congrats! Play the plank out of it.
     
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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    I concur. Sad for the loss of your friend, but what a way cool gesture. That is one beautiful guitar, and I love the way the colour has aged. Hoping you get many years of pleasure out of it once you’ve tweaked a few things.
     
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  5. Irondog

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    There is no doubt that is extremely rare, and appears to be 100% authentic.

    Curious about the Krause paperwork used as a shim in the neck pocket.
    curious indeed.

    It almost looks like it says custom color in the neck pocket, (c clor).
    it is 50/50 for guitars from that era that don't have a skunk stripe, with rosewood bd
    so that is absolutely to be expected, even if it doesn't make sense most think it was CBS cost cutting somehow..

    as you said the only double bound telecaster of that era was Sunburst.
    I was able to find 2 or 3 Lake Placid blue 1971 in 1972, absolutely none that were double bound.
    yours is definitely a rare closet classic pristine condition, just politely relic'd.

    Most of the history books say 1971-72 was the last year for the highest quality fender guitars. still some good ones, but more and more and more bad ones appeared.

    That thing looks super awesome excellent, I think Lake Placid is a lake, in the Sherwood green forest.

    Reverb price guide says: 1972 Finish Specification: Lake Placid Blue is an uncommon or custom finish in this era which increases the value.
    I found a LPB 72
    sold for $11,000 in Italy.

    you should be prepared for that to be worth $10,000 - $12,000,
    as the Antiques Roadshow would say for insurance purposes.
    perhaps?

    So I guess I would be careful about the treble bleed modification, do it so you can restore it back to original easily.

    but it looks like it needs to be played and enjoyed.



    https://reverb.com/price-guide/guide/2681-fender-telecaster-1972-lake-placid-blue

    would like to see more pics, after you have it functionally restored.
    Cheers
     
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  6. skerwo

    skerwo Tele-Holic

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    Sorry for your loss but your friend found a great way that you´ll always remember him.

    Beautiful tellie with a great story inside now!
     
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  7. garygtr

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    Thanks for all the input! I may run it over to George Gruhn for a full appraisal/authentication before doing anything else. Stay tuned ;-)


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  8. BopT

    BopT Tele-Afflicted

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    71 was a good year for Teles!
    I had a LPB thinline it was good.
    A guitar is a great thing to remember your friend with Congratulations!


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  9. MapleTwang

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    Hey, sorry for your loss. I had a really good friend pass away and leave me some money. It felt weird. But we did something fun with it. Pretty cool to get a guitar from a fallen buddy. Take my advice with a grain of salt - but I wouldn't touch a thing. Play it how your buddy had it. Leave the tone alone and think of him when it twangs. Stock guitars are way cooler anyway. Except a refret if it needs it.
     
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  10. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Sorry for your loss.
    Maybe write a song about your friend on the Tele?
     
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  11. garygtr

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    Appraisal from Gruhn. I don’t recall my friend ever mentioning having the bridge p’up rewound, but I guess that is certainly possible


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