NGD MIJ 62 RI

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  1. daveIT

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    9BA2F6AF-F019-4B82-B4C5-731E5EF7B4B0.jpeg D93F9D7C-7640-49FD-8EDB-7044E9222EF7.jpeg 167334FF-7923-4D11-A1DB-BA194C13FC7D.jpeg 96E16ED1-AA00-4CDC-8576-B36906913713.jpeg 68F05BF3-216B-46A4-A444-24891A36F351.jpeg D6B85817-6484-4B2C-8878-111EC9A12EEC.jpeg It’s been awhile! I sold my last Tele (early 00’s MIM) along with a bunch of other nice gear when I retired from the Air Force and moved from CO back to PA. That one wasn’t fancy but it was badass.

    Welp, here’s the new one...a slightly bastardized MIJ ‘62 RI. It’s setup ala Brent Mason with a push pull that controls the middle PU volume. (Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini Humbucker and SD Vintage Stack)

    We are still getting to know each other but I’m sure we will get on just fine. I was looking at some AVRIs but nothing really caught me like this one. I was wanting something without the standard Tele pickups so this one fit that bill nicely. It’s got some fancy real-world relicing. Haha!
     
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    ... or do you mean a '62 reissue?
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    Doh...fat fingers and too many beers. I’ll edit!
     
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    It has locking tuners and a different bridge plate (3-brass) on it but I got the originals in a bag.

    Absolutely love the neck on it.
     
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  5. VWAmTele

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    Very nice - great looking guitar.
     
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    What is it about binding that makes guitars look so much classier?
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Nice, congrats!
     
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    I'm a sucker for this look! Bound sunburst with a rosewood neck. All class!
     
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    Welcome to the MIJ 62 club. Unburstable guitars
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    I do love a proper dark rosewood too!
     
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    Wow, that's a beaut! Love the pickup combo.
     
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  14. daveIT

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    Looking forward to getting home today and cranking the little Vibro Champ to see how good the pickups sound. I got back too late yesterday and my son was already asleep.
     
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    Do you know what year it is doesn’t look like there’s a serial number under the Mij is there a pencil neck date ?
    You might get lucky and have a eighties one there real nice
    most the mij I’ve played have been good regardless of year
    Looks like a fine instrument
     
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    The guy said no serial was visible when he pulled the neck. He said it’s stamped “TLC-62B” and “N” which I haven’t tried to figure out yet. If someone knows please let me know. He had 93-94 on the Reverb listing. Said he got it like 6-7 years ago at the guitar shop in Boston he worked at.
     
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    Here’s the original bridge - that shows A067977. That should help ID it.
     

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    One site shows A + 6 digits for “Made in Japan” is an 85-86, but another says both MIJ and CIJ have “A” serial numbers on the bridge. Beats me...it sounds pretty damn good. That’s what matters most, haha!
     
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    ...And paisley in the background.
     
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  20. Mike Eskimo

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    There’s hundreds, no I mean thousands, of those 62s with those AO bridge plates on them. I don’t think those numbers mean anything.

    Take the neck off and get a lighted magnifying glass and look on the end of the neck .

    I have seen them so small and so lightly written it was as if the Japanese workers were promised a bonus for whoever could write the serial number lighter and smaller than everyone else.
     
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