NGD: 2006 Baja Tele

RichCuellarPDX

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I bought this from a friend for WAY more than it was worth and its pretty beat up and but it felt great and sounded great so I did it anyway aaarrrgghh.Ive always wanted a Baja but the ones Ive tried have been heavy beasts so when this one presented itself to me at 7.3 lbs, my good sense vanished and I bought it. Plus, its Desert Sand, my favorite guitar color!
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sonny wolf

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Those were cool Teles...too bad they're out of production now.Yours is a first year of production example.Sometimes it's worth paying a bit more for a guitar that you bond with and will give you years of inspiration and fun.
 

AJBaker

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Congrats on the tele and the colour!
I have the same (see my profile pic).
Great guitar.

A shame about those cracks in the finish...
 

xjazzy

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2006?!?
I remember when those came out. Had no idea it was so long ago!
Congrats.
 

blue metalflake

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Played one of those “in shop” when they first came out - they felt and sounded a really nice guitar. Probably hard enough to pick up - enjoy
 

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Nice! I hear you on the heavy Bajas — I had one in 2009 that was Les Paul heavy and ended up getting traded towards a Casino later that year. But I loved the guitar so much and couldn't forget about that neck or those pickups, and eventually got one at 7.4 lbs six or seven years later! These are great guitars — enjoy!
 

RichCuellarPDX

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I also did a little research and found that these early models were prone to finish cracking, which would explain the severity of the cracks on this one despite the fact it looks lightly used.
 

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I bought a new Sonic Blue one in or around 2015, sold it on not even a year into ownership, starting to wish i had kept it, they dont seem to go down in value at all secondhand, at least here in the UK!
 

ataylor

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I also did a little research and found that these early models were prone to finish cracking, which would explain the severity of the cracks on this one despite the fact it looks lightly used.

Interesting. What date range did you find was problematic in terms of the finish on the Bajas?
 

xjazzy

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The cracks are a sign that the finish is probably easy to remove.
There are threads around here with examples of MIM Teles where the finish comes off in big chunks of plastic.
If it happened to mine, I would strip it and finish it with nitro.
 




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