NGD- Tell me how badly I overpaid ('66 Tele)

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by LeicaBoss, Sep 29, 2019.

What's top dollar (which I likely paid more than) for this '66 Tele?

  1. $1500

    13 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. $2000

    11 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. $3000

    40 vote(s)
    25.3%
  4. $4000

    34 vote(s)
    21.5%
  5. $5000

    32 vote(s)
    20.3%
  6. $6000

    13 vote(s)
    8.2%
  7. $7000

    9 vote(s)
    5.7%
  8. $8000

    6 vote(s)
    3.8%
  1. BeatlesAreMyJam

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    No matter what u paid I expect you’ll get your moneys worth. And more.

    Sweet guitar. I’ve never seen that color scheme.
     
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  2. mjr428

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    I'll guess $6499... Am I close?

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    I guessed $5000.
     
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    I'll spill the beans tomorrow evening, but thank you so much everyone for the thoughts and feedback. I'm learning a lot!
     
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    I too went 5k based upon how much CS charges, avaiability of decent 66s, and the fact is you confirmed it was setup correctly, but if you love it then that could factor up from there?
     
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    Are we going by what its worth to us Or what it's perceived market value is?
     
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    Voted 3k

    Great looking guitar. If you like it, you paid for it, so you connected with the instrument - go with it, I wouldn't say you overpaid for it unless you are having serious remorse, or feel cheated.

    I'm kinda confused, but it's after my bedtime. :twisted:
     
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  8. LeicaBoss

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    Just your impression of the most one should reasonably spend
     
  9. fasteddie42

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    Again, what I would pay, and what the market would bear are vastly different.

    Essentially two different questions.

    I think thats a pretty important disctinction.

    I don't mean to sound snarky, I'm genuinely trying to understand the question.
     
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    It’s a very beautiful rock’n’roll machine regardless.
     
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    No idea, but a friend of mine recently sold his mint 68 Tele for $9000 (CAD). All original and in impeccable condition. A terrible guitar too (IMHO). I love teles, but not that one. I would have sold it too - especially for that money!
     
  12. Nick Fanis

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    I beg to differ.
    A refinish will surely devalue a vintage guitar a LOT.
     
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    Similar players grade refinned teles go for $2800-3200 around here.
     
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    I don't know anything about pricing vintage tele's nor do I know how to factor all the changes. That said, you seem to think you overpaid so I voted 6k.
    If you love it and it has a ton of mojo and you have the cash then I say good for you, regardless of what anyone else thinks.
    Congrats and have fun with it!
     
  15. thunderbyrd

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    I voted 3 g's. I believe one could buy a tele like that one for that price, if you are patient. but if I was after it and really loved it and I had the money, I might go $5000.
     
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    I had a friend who said that he send his strat back to Fender for an issue in the 60's sometime and he said not only did they repair the problem, but they also repainted the guitar to factory specs. He said there was some minor wear by nothing that bad. but they buffed him out on the finish. Now that's customer service even if you didn't want it. I wonder how many guitars they did that to?
     
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    I strongly disagree with anyone claiming more than $3K, and I'll bet a patient buyer would find one for less, eventually. It's a complete refin and is missing many -- most, in fact, of all the original visual elements (decal, knobs). The neck is ugly, though it's sound. That's a lot of detractions, IMO. If people would actually spend more than $3K for a massively changed guitar, that's how it is and that's great. I surely would not, since I don't see how this has more value, or perhaps even as much -- musically -- as a good CS model! Too much of a makeover, for me. It's not what it was.
     
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    C'mon, it is a guitar forum....you paid $500 and traded 2 pedals for it, plus hard case.;)
     
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    Refinish and refret done, I'd say between 2-3 k if buying from the internet. If an active musician and buying from musical circles you could find one substantially lower.
     
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    I’m not trying to be a smart a$s but how could anyone buy a vintage Fender and not get a refret? I understand if you are a collector or are wanting a 100% authentic piece but if your getting a guitar to be an everyday player I don’t understand how you can go without a refret. Like do you just deal with the intonation issues and grinding or are the frets crowned to the point of the guitar basically being fretless ? I am seriously wondering about this and not trying to be cheeky
     
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