Post Your Vintage Teles

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

  1. _Presto_

    _Presto_ TDPRI Member

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    Hi - I’m pretty new here, and jumping through some of the threads I’ve seen some amazing gear.

    So...this is a request to post your vintage teles here, please!

    If you’ve got a bunch of them - just your top 1 or 3...one pic for each and a little story if possible.

    Here’s my no.1 - a 1959 Esquire, all original (except switch tip), body date 3/59, 6lbs 7oz, super clean and just lovely. I travelled to the US and purchased from Emerald City Guitars in Seattle about 4 months ago, then shipped down under. I’ve already posted lots of pics of it here, but here’s one more to kick off the thread:

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    Now it’s your turn!
     

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  2. Marc Muller

    Marc Muller Tele-Holic

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    Nice guitar. Good on you, mate. That's going to be tough to beat. Here's me playing my 68 thinline (with someone that also plays an Esquire).

     
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  3. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Sweet Esquire, congrats.

    I've only got one, a '68 Custom. Love that guitar.

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    Got it from Norman's almost 2 years ago.

    - D
     
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  4. nojazzhere

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    Only one I've got, from 1993......it'll be "vintage" one day. pathfinder 15R 101.JPG
     
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  5. d barham

    d barham Tele-Meister

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    1960 telecaster. Many years ago I was playing fiddle in a small combo for dances and in local honkytonks. The guitar player played this telecaster. To me it was what a guitar should sound like.

    Last year I finally decided to make a more serious effort to learn guitar. I remembered that my old guitar playing buddy had mentioned possibly selling one of his telecasters, so I gave him a call and later that day I owned it.
     
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    buddyboy Tele-Meister

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    1966


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    1969
     
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    I never tire of seeing pics if this guitar. It's perfect.
     
  8. Adam Wolfaardt

    Adam Wolfaardt Tele-Meister

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    My 55 tele which is a neck and body refin. All the important bits are original. Sorry about the other guitar. I know none of you are into that kind of stuff. :D
     

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  10. _Presto_

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    Thanks guys, some beautiful teles so far....keep em coming!

    @d barham - good story, now that’s how you get serious about guitar!

    @Adam Wolfaardt - nothing wrong with what’s on the left! The hardest part of buying my Esquire was it meant selling my ‘57 junior :cry:
    I still have my no.2 though - a ‘60 es330....so definitely can’t complain.
     
  11. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Meister

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    My avatar pic. Beat up 66 Custom and refin 53 Blackguard. All the Teles I'll ever need:D
     
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    Fretting out Tele-Meister

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    I don’t have one to add but that’s a beautiful paisley you have there.
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    Never get tired of telecasters such a magical thing
     
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  14. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    Some very nice Teles in here...
     
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    Charlodius Tele-Meister

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    99.9 % sure it’s ‘52.
     
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    Fretting out Tele-Meister

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    beautiful guitar. Why does the last fret marker seem to be the one that always falls out / missing? On a good bit of early 50s I’ve seen
     
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  17. BrowneFace

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    Nice gig!
    I remember that ol' Thinline, from its Paramus Sam Ash visitations, and from Marc Muller's No Deal at... The China Club, maybe?
     
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  18. BrowneFace

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    Pick abrasion, maybe?
    Some players graze the upper registers, quite regularly, when strumming (Keef, among 'em).
     
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  19. dreamingtele

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    Super nice guitar!!!

    I wish I live near you so at least I can try it out and see whats the fuss about vintage guitars!!!

    If I have one, I think Id play it everyday!
     
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    Here's my '72 refin.

    Original hardware, but oversanded to the max.

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