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NGD 66 Tele

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by GuyR, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. GuyR

    GuyR TDPRI Member

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    Having not had a Tele for 30 years, I recently went out looking for a vintage Strat, but came home with thiis. Nice and light, only changed parts are switch and one tuner.

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  2. stratguy23

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    Sweet guitar! I love the rosewood board with that body/pickguard combo.
     
  3. burntfrijoles

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    Wow! That is quite a find!
    Congratulations.
    Is that an Olympic white that yellowed, a true blonde or a white blonde that yellowed?
     
  4. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    That's as good as it gets. Love to see what it looks like under the pickguard.
     
  5. Henry

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    And it plays like?
     
  6. GuyR

    GuyR TDPRI Member

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    [​IMG]Thanks for the kind comments.
    The last Tele I had was also a 66, sunburst, borrowed and it was always a regret that when the owner offered it to me for £180, I didn't have the money
     
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  7. GuyR

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    Colour (Color!!) is blonde. It plays beautifully, really resonant and twangy, straight neck and low action. No image of under the pick guard, but I did have a look and there were no nasty surprises other than the changed switch. It is away having a refret as the originals beyond dressing. I'm looking forward to getting it back next week.
     
  8. TeleAndSG

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    Nice. Besides rosewood and neck shape, what's the main difference (sound wise) between '50's and '60's Telecasters?.
     
  9. Brian Wright

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    Nice! I would play that forever. :p
     
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    That's beautiful!
     
  11. brookdalebill

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    Very cool!
     
  12. Stubee

    Stubee Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Love it!
     
  13. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    I think that's a true blonde. I have an Oly White '66 and it's a lot lighter than this one.

    If it doesn't have threaded bridge saddles, then those have been changed too.
     
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    Beautiful guitar.
    It has all the right things going for it.
     
  15. GuyR

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    The seller described it as blonde. Bridge saddles are threaded, just the photos are not great. Has the ashtray cover too. Something else to lose!
     
  16. BAW4742

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    Great Tele GuyR. Count me as another fan of the rosewood boards. I have a blonde/rosewood 66 but mine is far from original!
     
  17. montana

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    She's a beauty. My '66 looks pretty much identical. One of my favorite features is the unpotted bridge pickup--microphonic in the best way.
     
  18. GuyR

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    Nothing wrong with player grade!! I have one or two of those myself.

    Thanks again for all the kind replies. I'm looking forward to getting down to business with it when I collect it.
     
  19. BAW4742

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    Mine is defiantly a player! I've had it since '72 so it was just an old guitar when I got it. I've modded and refinished it many times and I still love playing it! I hope you enjoy yours as much!
     
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    Looks great...congratulations!!
     
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