NGD - I guess her name is Penny

KATT

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Very nice. I have a copper Telecaster, but the penny colour does appear to have more of a pink hue. It's more similar to my '87 Gibson SG Elite in the 'sunset metallic' finish which was originally a metallic pink color, but the yellowed top coat has turned it into a more palatable copper colour.

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PCollen

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PCollen

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Very nice. I have a copper Telecaster, but the penny colour does appear to have more of a pink hue. It's more similar to my '87 Gibson SG Elite in the 'sunset metallic' finish which was originally a metallic pink color, but the yellowed top coat has turned it into a more palatable copper colour.

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Significant difference, as I see it. Your Gibson seems to have more of a pink hue.
 

mexicanyella

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That is a beauty. Love it.

I saw a photo of a LP Goldtop done as though it were brass, with green corrosion streaks. Copper with green corrosion would be an interesting look to try—not on your new guitar!—just imagining it on...something.
 

NW_TELE

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Interestingly enough, I actually had the 50s road worn Vintera here for a day, and took it back for the Performer.

I did have a hard time with the price of that Mexican model, but I loved the nitro finish and the moderate relic job. Ultimately, the fat U shaped neck gave me issues, not after short playing time, but when I gut it home and played for a couple of hours, my hand cramped ip in a way on never has before.

I went through the exact same thing. Bought the 50s Vintera, had it for about 2 weeks and returned it for a Performer. I wanted to like the fat neck but just couldn’t get on with it. Also the satin neck on the Performer I much prefer and in my case the fret ends are much smoother.
 

Tele-friend

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Congrats!
Very happy to see some Tele Performers on TDPRI.
I also have one, but in Butterscotch blonde. The quality of the guitar is really good and it plays awsome.
USA Fender for 1000€ (that was the price a year and a half ago when I bought it) was a real bargain IMHO.
 

chris m.

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The jumbo frets are what would tempt me. Love me some big jumbos.

I think they stopped making pennies in Canada because they all ended up in peoples' penny jars
down in the USA. Eventually they ran out of copper.
 

UPtele

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Nice guitar

It's funny how the mind works, it reminds me of the golden retriever from down the road that used to come visit, her name was Copper
 




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