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NGD! Classic Series '60s Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Swoop, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Swoop

    Swoop Tele-Meister

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    Needs no explanation really, as most here are familiar with these guitars and how good they are. I was quite surprised to receive a call from my local guitar shop today to tell me that it had arrived. I wasn't expecting it for a while yet.

    It's a Classic Series '60s Tele in Olympic white. The build quality and finish is infallible. Though, unsurprisingly, it needed a few tweaks to the setup to get it playing to my liking. Some pics:

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    I really like the stock pickups. They sound very nicely balanced. The staggered polepieces on the bridge pickup really do make a difference. I wasn't terribly fond of the stock pickup in my Esquire, but the one in the Tele sounds excellent. Really liking the middle position too. This guitar is kind of like a happy medium between my Strat and Esquire. It's bright and clear like my Strat, but a little hotter and thicker like the Esquire. The best of both worlds, you could say. It's a bit heavier than my Esquire too which surprised, but doesn't bother me, a bit.

    Still got the stock strings, so I'm looking forward to getting some decent ones on there and giving the fingerboard a lick of oil too. Great to have a very playable Tele. I have heavy flatwounds on my Esquire, so it's not exactly the easiest guitar on the hands!

    Here's a pic of my whole 'family' too.
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  2. stratman323

    stratman323 Banned

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    Nice, happy NGD. You picked the best colour too. ;)

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  3. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

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    Nice!I own a 50s reissue classic series Tele in black and it is a great guitar....I am sure yours is as well.Enjoy!
     
  4. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

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    The MIM 60's Classic the way I see it is the best one Fender makes.

    Congrats.
     
  5. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

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    50's Classics in Black are rare. So are the 60's.

    I have had 3 of the Blonde ones always wanted a 50's-60's in Black
     
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  6. Zounds Perspex

    Zounds Perspex Tele-Meister

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    great looking Tele, brother!
     
  7. Nogbad

    Nogbad Tele-Holic

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    I have one the same an 07. I love it to bits! I kept it stock. Its had a few dings over the time I've had it but it keeps on pleasing!
     
  8. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Ya the middle position is heaven on these 60's Classics thats where I kept mine most of the time cause it sounded perfect. The neck is also very good not muddy at all same neck pickup the 50's Classic uses same bridge too except for the staggaed poles which somehow sounded way better than my 3 50's Classics did same pickup but with flat poles.

    The MIM 60's Classic in its stock form somehow replicates the sounds of a real early 60's Tele.

    It just nails Suzy Q and Cropper tones.
     
  9. Scotland

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    Congratulations on getting a beautiful and fantastic Telecaster. They are indeed one of the finest Fender have ever made in my experience. ENJOY !!
     
  10. jammers5

    jammers5 Tele-Afflicted

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    HNGD!!!!

    J5
     
  11. electrablue

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    Congrats!
     
  12. Bruce J

    Bruce J Tele-Meister

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    Wow, that's really nice looking! Congrats.
     
  13. Bones

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    I agree one of the best they make.
     
  14. dan79

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    Very nice - mine needed a few tweaks too - but now it's one of the best Telecasters I've owned - it's going nowhere! Enjoy it!:cool:
     
  15. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Congrats, I've got one with a B-bender. Plays great.
     

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  16. dog fart

    dog fart Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats on a fine guitar. Have fun with it
     
  17. RevMike

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    Those are seriously awesome. I have had one for about 10 years. I love it.

    Fuzzy pic, but here it is with its brothers.... a 50's Classic, Nashville, and Partscaster.
     

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  18. Leep Dog

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    Happy New Guitar Day man, that's a beauty. I may be in the minority, but I really like Telecasters with rosewood necks and for that reason the 60's series are on my radar. Enjoy!
     
  19. logan2z

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    Congrats on a beautiful guitar. I've been GASing for a '50s in black with a maple neck. The white/rosewood combo looks awesome too. My local Mom and Pop guitar store raves about these, despite the fact that they also sell some very high end Teles.
     
  20. Mark Davis

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    There was a 50's Classic in Black here in the classifieds a few days ago check there it might still be for sale.
     
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