NOGCBD New Old Guitar Comes Back Day

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Florida Sam, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Florida Sam

    Florida Sam Tele-Meister

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    8 years ago I found this tele in a pawn shop. It had an Allparts neck and MIK Kent Armstrong pickups. It was a score as a paid very little for it
    My buddy played it and REALLY loved it. I sold it to him for what I paid and called it a day.
    I missed this thinline but never made a big deal about it, heck I never talked about it at all.
    My buddy did some major mods. The Allparts neck was swapped for a MJT/ Musikraft and the pickups were swapped with a set of custom made hand wound Wagners.
    We talk gear all the time and I mentioned I would like a Thinline again at some point.
    To end this novela, he said come visit me and take the Thinline back, merry early Xmas.
    8 years later, it plays and sounds 100 times better than when I owned it.

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  2. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    What a looker, congrats!

    I am in the same situation: I dearly miss my mumble squier telecaster vm custom 72, gave it to my brother and one year ago I asked him to have it back.
    He said yes but the guitar is still in his possession....

    Enjoy your old friend.
     
  3. boredguy6060

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    Nice!
     
  4. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Stunning!
     
  5. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Awesome! Love it when an old friend comes home. Enjoy. If you happen to record a demo of it, please post it here. Never heard of those pickups. Would love to check them out. It's certainly a looker!
     
  6. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Nice to have the guitar back - here's to good friends!
     
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  7. esetter

    esetter Friend of Leo's

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    Thats cool!
     
  8. rolandson

    rolandson Tele-Holic

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    It's always nice when the children come home after being on their own for a while.
     
  9. AndyPanda

    AndyPanda Tele-Holic

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    Back in the late 70's early 80's I found a near mint '62 strat in a pawn shop - it looked like it had been forgotten in the back of the closet and never been out of the case and never had the strings changed. I grabbed it up for about $400 and sold it to a buddy since I wasn't a guitarist (still not - but I'm working on it now)

    I wonder if I mention to him that I'd like a '62 strat at some point he might just give it back to me as an early xmas present. :lol:
    Fat chance of that - I haven't seen him in in ages but every time I'd run into him he'd tell me how much more it was worth now than the last time I saw him.
     
  10. elmicko

    elmicko Tele-Afflicted

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    Sweet guitar!!
     
  11. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    My first guitar was a cheap Stella parlour. Left it behind when I moved away from home in ‘78. Parents eventually sold it in a yard sale because they were tired of tripping over it. A few years after I moved back to Winnipeg, I spotted a guitar like it in a music store. What do you know, it even had the sticker I put on the back! Had to buy it again. (It eventually went into a New Year’s Eve bonfire. Don’t worry, it was a respectful and solemn send-off for an old friend.)
     
  12. Torren61

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    Good friends are keepers.
     
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