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Picked up on an educated guess, advice? 67 Tele

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Robmac, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. d barham

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    I think I'd make sure everything works, then just string it up and play it for a while. Someone went to the time and effort to make it what it is. It might grow on you. You can always change it later.
     
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    Original '67 would be 7.25"
     
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    If thats a fender body on the right, that is not a fender on the left. Belt sanders only remove wood.
     
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    I vote for cleaning it up, fixing whatever hardware problems there are (jack, bad solder, etc) and get it playing.

    None of that changes any of your options down the road. Who knows, might be a killer guitar. I do find the body shape ridiculous, but there are lots of guitars with ugly bodies that are somehow still super cool.

    Come to think of it, that last sentence applies to guitarists too :D
     
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    Why bother with this thread if you're just gonna shoot down all suggestions? Get a band saw and get going, Mr. Luthier Man...:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  6. Robmac

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    Thank you for the advice.
    I have not "shot down" a single suggestion.
    Fact is, I am thinking it through and value and appreciate greatly the advice, knowledge and experience here.
    It's why I posted.
     
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  7. Piotr

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    @Robmac, I hope you post a refurbishment thread, so we can all see as it turns out.
     
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    I def will!
    I want to proceed with a little care. Though it is pretty had at, it is/was still a 67 tele, heck, I was 2yo when it was crafted!
     
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    I would keep it as is. Someday you will have an epiphany and it will be clear what you should do. It’s a great place to store the parts as they appreciate in value. She may grow on you and all your options will still be available.
     
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    Keep exactly as is or set body/pick guard aside and transfer all the parts to another body?
     
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    If the neck and the pickups really did something for me, I'd transfer to them another body and use the guitar.

    Otherwise, I'd probably leave it as is. Poor things been through enough lol.
     
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    I wonder if the body was cut the way it was to be more ergonomic for a female player? Anyway, if I had the skills material and access to a shop, I'd totally restore the body and neck and refinish the body in whatever color you've always wanted. If you don't like humbuckers, sell the PAF or whatever it is and fund the restoration and pay some bills on top of it.
     
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    By the way, I wonder where it comes from and who used it before. It is sooo distinct.
     
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    That is the 1967 "Dr. Seuss" Telecaster....
     
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    You can't put back what is already gone.
     
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    I'd cut the lower bout off drastically, and take about 1.5 - 2 inch off the radius of the upper bout. The body is not "restorable" but certainly can be further "customized". Like the vertical "Strat-style" guitar in the pick..John Mayall's, btw.
     
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    I asked myself the same thing!
    I am often curious about the history!
     
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    Awesome!! Lmao
    I have been calling it ugly duck, for want of a better descriptive.
    Might just have it...seuss!
     
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    Philosophical and true.
    I am leaning towards the body taking a place on the wall in favor of a replacement body or leaving as is, getting it running.
    And def liking seuss! :cool:
     
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    My thinking on the last post is, either of those routes keeps what now exists intact or nearly intact.
    There are no concerns about the wiring, as one pickup is currently disconnected, and the other, while still connected is not soldered well.
    Pretty sure I can keep the control panel/jack wiring 100% intact.
     
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