NGD: 62 AVRI Custom Telecaster - Pawnshop find

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by dreamingtele, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    This came as a surprise in the form of a “pawnshop rescue”. It was listed for 1350AuD (950usd). I know that is dirt cheap for a rare, sought after and discontinued model. Even in australian market, it is easily 2500aud (1700usd) used.

    I can buy the list price with cash but I have an american pro maple neck that Im not bonding with. So I Had to act quickly, and I went back after a few hours to trade my American Pro tele for it, because this is my ultimate dream of a Telecaster. I dont even care if its not mint. This is it for me. No custom shop, no suhr, nothing else will do it for me. I want this guitar.

    I brought my Minty american pro tele. They did a bit of checking the internet for authenticity, but I have my receipt with me and all the case candies, Then they said, They cannot let it go without cash, of course, pawnshops, so I need to add 350usd for it. I can still afford it. Considering if I sell the AmPro, i wont be able to get that deal from someone who knows what it is. My wife did what she does best. Her charms are absolutely wonderful and tried to work it down. In the end, they got my ampro, case, with all case candies plus 280usd for this.

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    Finally, an American Vintage 62 Custom Telecaster in Tri-Sunburst Double-Bound Body in my hands. That neck is to die for. Years of neglect and gunk did its thing, still even had the plastic on the pickguard that left a gooey sticky substance.

    Theres lots of hairline scratches and some cleaning scratches that left deep lines on the finish. I dont really mind. I can finally play it without babying it and the way it meant to be played.

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    Ive gone from Squier to MIM, to MIA to partscaster, always the 62 as the inspiration. And now I have it. Cant be any happier to end my year. Dreams do come true. After 8 years to be exact.

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  2. GuitarKid

    GuitarKid Tele-Meister

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    Wow, thats cool. Nice pics too.
     
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    Nice. I would have done the same thing....
     
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  4. Lobomov

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    Congrats on this one!
     
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  5. Fendereedo

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    Huge congratulations.
     
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  6. LunarSlingShot

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    Beautiful guitar!
     
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  7. ndcaster

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    That is a beaut!
     
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  8. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Congrats. Nice find.
     
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  9. dreamingtele

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    Thanks guys! I’m pretty stoked myself. I cant believe it. I was ready to sell the American Pro and get an MIJ TL62 instead as Im on the fence on the American Original 60’s.

    Glad I held onto it much longer and got this instead.
     
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    sure is pretty!
     
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  11. TeleTown

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    Well done!!!
     
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  12. Texsunburst59

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    Very nice score for sure.

    That's a lovely guitar.

    Congrats!!!

    I'm very patient myself, and I'm a pawnshop hound myself.

    I hit 5-7 pawnshops everyday 5 days a week during my daily sales routes.

    I'd wanted an '57 AVRI strat for a very long time,but wasn't ready to pay $2000 for a new one or $1200 for a used one.

    About 3 yrs. ago I found an '07 Fender '57 AVRI Surf Green Strat with all the case candy and OHSC for $400 + tax.

    I was patient and waited for the opportunity to present itself, and was ready with cash on hand when it did.
     
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  13. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    Your wife is an ENABLER!

    ...does she have a single sister?

    Seriously, congrats. That's a beautiful guitar and it sounds like you have a lovely and very supportive wife. A double win! Happy NGD!
     
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    good deal, that is one cool guitar, ENJOY!
     
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    Lovely '62 .nice one. Happy Christmas!
     
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    What a dream find :cool: … Congratulations !
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Nice score! Congratulations!
     
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  20. Stubee

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    My AV62 is one of my favorite guitars in over 46 years of guitar ownership and multiple dozens of guitars. They are just wonderful and yours is a thing of beauty. Congrats!
     
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