NGD: Telecaster 1975

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  1. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Ad Free Member

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    Nice! Congratulations!
     
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  2. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    If that had been in my hands since 75 the only way you could get it off me would be a firearm, and you would hear the police sirens coming after you

    Lovely stuff and cheers for the photo details. Wish every NGD was so visual
     
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    Really nice a 1975. At the time I guess I was too busy with a mis-spent youth to notice how nice these are.
     
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  4. MickM

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    I'm calling bs on any fretboard re-fin/re-fret. The entire guitar is mint for a 50 year old specimen. Sweet!
     
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  5. asquinet

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    Thank you everybody for your contributions! About refretting, seems to be hard to say a definitive yes or not. But I am very happy the same!!! :)
    Yes, with the risk of annoying I love to post many many pics, because I think will be useful as reference for somebody in the future.
    Video with sound is coming soon!
     
  6. skerwo

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    Congrats, beautiful guitar! It´s the first time that I see a 70s Fender with 4 point neckplate. Thought they had built it always with the 3 point neckplate but I´m also not the specialist for such things.
     
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  7. Luthi3rz

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    Looks like someone at some point in time leveled the Frets but didn't Crown them.
    Does the Truss Rod work?
     
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    Thank you!!!
    Normal telecaster are seen until 1978 with 4-bolt neckplate. https://reverb.com/item/27780255-fender-telecaster-1978 (this has serial number on the headstock, not on the neckplate)

    Earlier Thinline and Custom with 3-bolt.
     
  9. asquinet

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    I have not tried to operate the truss rod yet. I will try and I'll let you know!;)
     
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    Yes, truss rod works!!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful. Very nice. Enjoy that beauty and if you ever want to sell it hit me up. Hehehehe
     
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  12. Dan R

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    That is a minty one! Love that style of tele so much I have a '75 as well. Mine's not totally stock, a pot had been changed and some wiring oddly done. I just put new CTS pots in and wiring back to stock. Not original but pretty close. I've had it since 2004.

    You will come to love that guitar more and more. There is something about a good tele from that time period. The feel, the sound, the experience is so right. Play it in good health, my friend. That is a tremendous score. Great telecaster you have there.
     
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  13. dreamingtele

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    Congrats! Ive held a few 74’s and 75’s. Its not as nice as yours.

    yours look like it came out of the factory and sat unused but aged well!
     
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    Thank you. I think this Tele will remain here a loooong time!:):)
     
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  15. asquinet

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    Grazie Dan. Is it true. Lot of good music was played in those years, these instruments must be rediscovered....
     
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  16. dan75tele

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    Long time lurker here (and late to this thread) - beautiful ‘75 you have there - identical to mine, except mine has rosewood board...I got it in 1978 and it was pretty flawless. It survived the punk days with barely a scratch.

    Just wondering - what does yours weigh? Mine is 10lbs, which didn’t faze me back in the day (a friend had a 12lb LP Custom), conventional wisdom was you needed the weight for the toanz. Feels heavy these days tho.

    Original pickups, pickguard, and bridge are long gone (was young and dumb, lost them along the way). Current pickups are Fralin Blues Specials, which I can’t conceive of ever replacing...

    I’ll post some pics in a bit -
    Dan
     
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  17. dan75tele

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    With Bill Lawrence bridge and Schecter neck: 891EB150-1080-4194-9163-79651D288442.jpeg

    Tanlines:
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    Fralin bridge and neck, trying out a tortiose guard:
    79B16C3C-DB24-44CF-B740-CBF37069488F.jpeg
     
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  18. asquinet

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    Hi Dan, thanks for your post and many compliments for your Tele!!!
    I've just measured now, the weight is 4,6 kg, corresponding of 10 lbs more or less...yesterday night I played her in a rehearsal for two hours and...yes, the weight is real!!! But the sound is really amazing!!! With high volume (and gain) of amp there is the well-known problem of microphonicity, causing feedback (especially on bridge pickup).
    You can resolve: a) increasing distance between guitar and amp; b) putting between pickup and body a piece of foam (also done on my 1969 Tele for same reason).
     
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  19. OldDude2

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    It looks correct Maurilio likely didn't play it much - "a true closet queen."

    My neighbor had one he was given for his birthday and it was his nemesis. He fought with it for years, but when your young and low on cash he never quite got it setup with the right amp to keep him interested...and sold it.

    & I remember how the neck "poly" reacted to seasonal changes on his Tele and my strat. I don't miss that at all.
     
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  20. 4pickupguy

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    Nice guitar! That’s in good shape.
     
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