NGD: 1952 Tele At Last!

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by aadvark, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. stefanhotrod

    stefanhotrod Tele-Meister

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    Awesome!
     
  2. Tedzo

    Tedzo Tele-Meister

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    The '53 Blackguard control plate experiences notable wear unless it's in a museum. Shown here with'53 knobs and pick guard.

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  3. aadvark

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    nice to meet you, Rudy, they sure are amazing guitars!
     
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    Just checked under the control plate again.
    Have not pulled off the bridge yet, too busy playing it... :)

    My pots are CLARION dated to the the 20th week of 1952, which would be Mid-May.
    140220 stamped in blue ink. Can't believe how well that are working!

    The switch is a genuine 1452 3-way blade switch and the tip seems original, the right look and shape (I haven't yanked it off, don't wanna disturb the switch). It is also working fine.

    I'll investigate further... :)
     
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