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NGD: 1960 Blonde Slab Board Tele

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Danman, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Danman

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    Here is my newly acquired 1960 Blonde Tele.


    I’m sure several of you saw the thread where I asked advise about this guitar. Well, you guys were very helpful and I decided to get it! And man, I am happy. I just can’t put it down.

    I got some more advice from several sides and I am 100% sure this guitar is original, except for the 3 way switch and the change to post 67 wiring. The provenance on this guitar is very good. I know who bought it in 1979 and played it for 30 years and then sold it to a friend of his. He is playing live less often so decided to get an old acoustic. So this had to go. I just was very lucky to be at the right place at the right time. It hadn’t been advertised yet….


    I will be giving it a fret job as soon as I find the time because I can’t deal with those tiny frets. But it sounds and plays great!

    It’s powerful, snappy and very resonant. And it feels great and looks just like an old used Tele should look, I think….

    Here are some pictures:

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  2. Danman

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  3. Danman

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    that is a gorgeous guitar- congrats!
     
  5. Henry

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    Absolutely scrumptious. Thanks for all the pics Danman, very happy for you and I'm glad your anxiety about the purchase was needless. Goes without saying that I, for one, am envious.
     
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    Mother of God...
     
  7. theprofessor

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    That is GORGEOUS! Congratulations!
     
  8. fernieite

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    YES!
    You gotta try stringing it up top-loaded sometime. It'd be interesting to hear your opinion.
    At some point, would you mind measuring the neck thickness at the 1st and 12th fret?
    Congrats man! :D

     
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    That's a work of art. Thanks for sharing the pics!
     
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    As Ralph Kramden would say: "Hummana hummana hummana!"
     
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    Man, that's outstanding! I love the color and the wear on the back of the neck. What a great example. Congratulations. CS
     
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    Good hell almighty. Drop dead gorgeous. I'd give my left....well, never mind.
     
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    Oh my...
    my, oh my...
     
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    That's absolutely exquisite. And thank you for the excellent photographs so we can feast our eyes on it. It's a work of art.
    Congratulations
     
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    Would you make PC wallpaper size photos please? :)
     
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  16. Danman

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    Thanks everyone. Yes, it makes me very happy, playing it but also just looking at it! Definitely a dream come true!
     
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    Wow!!!!
     
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    That's a thing of beauty! It's my birth-year tele, too... and now I want one. Curses!
     
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    Congratulations on getting such a great guitar!
     
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    I had a few slab board blonde Teles in my youth.
    Great guitars, Congratulations!
     
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