Post Your Vintage Teles

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

  1. 68PinkPaisley

    68PinkPaisley TDPRI Member

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    Here is my '69 Paisley - All original Tele2.jpg
     
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    I like this thread. Cool guitar porn.
     
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  3. telecasterbill

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    They're in my avatar, here's a '54 Telecaster and a '61 Custom telecaster.
     
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    Perfect examples, if I may. Beautiful.
     
  5. derekwarner

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    A genuine 1970's build...............

    Some of the other examples posted have off axis fret-board marking dots ....the drilling templates must have been retained after the Fender sale to CBS

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    What month was you're 54 put together. I've been trying to fugure out when the switch to steel saddles happened. I know it was in 54 but I don't know how early in the year it happened
     
  7. Major Gruber

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    In my collection (of photos of course), I found steel saddles on guitars with neck dated marsh (one 3 and two 4), and some brass saddles until September. As long as they're full original (so they were presented)…
     
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    Now it’s your turn![/QUOTE]

    Here is a photo from an online article of the UK-paper Guardian that shows Alexis Korner and saxophonist Ray Warleigh 'perform at Hyde Park at the Rolling Stones concert in memory of the then recently deceased band founder, Brian Jones' - dating this to July 5, 1969. Photograh: Ray Stevenson/Rex Shutterstock. The refinished 1963 Tele that Alexis plays here is in my posession for some time now. I bought it as a rather poorly refinished 'player' with some gruelling routing underneath the guard, it's very light and plays exceptionally well. There was a rumor about it's origin and it came from someone in London, but the pic I found last year is the first thing of relevance. Anyway, I play it all the time so ain't selling.
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  9. rze99

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    Here is a photo from an online article of the UK-paper Guardian that shows Alexis Korner and saxophonist Ray Warleigh 'perform at Hyde Park at the Rolling Stones concert in memory of the then recently deceased band founder, Brian Jones' - dating this to July 5, 1969. Photograh: Ray Stevenson/Rex Shutterstock. The refinished 1963 Tele that Alexis plays here is in my posession for some time now. I bought it as a rather poorly refinished 'player' with some gruelling routing underneath the guard, it's very light and plays exceptionally well. There was a rumor about it's origin and it came from someone in London, but the pic I found last year is the first thing of relevance. Anyway, I play it all the time so ain't selling.
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    Dead cool that. I used to listen to Alexis’ blues radio show as a teenager and it was brill. He knew Eleveryone in the scene that he in essence created. Lovely man with a wonderful radio voice.

    Anyway. We want pics of that 63 you’ve got As it is now please. Please!
     
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  10. 63telemaster

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    Here is a photo from an online article of the UK-paper Guardian that shows Alexis Korner and saxophonist Ray Warleigh 'perform at Hyde Park at the Rolling Stones concert in memory of the then recently deceased band founder, Brian Jones' - dating this to July 5, 1969. Photograh: Ray Stevenson/Rex Shutterstock. The refinished 1963 Tele that Alexis plays here is in my posession for some time now. I bought it as a rather poorly refinished 'player' with some gruelling routing underneath the guard, it's very light and plays exceptionally well. There was a rumor about it's origin and it came from someone in London, but the pic I found last year is the first thing of relevance. Anyway, I play it all the time so ain't selling.
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    Refinished '63 teles are my thing too. I'll show you mine if you show me yours :)


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  11. rze99

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    Here is a photo from an online article of the UK-paper Guardian that shows Alexis Korner and saxophonist Ray Warleigh 'perform at Hyde Park at the Rolling Stones concert in memory of the then recently deceased band founder, Brian Jones' - dating this to July 5, 1969. Photograh: Ray Stevenson/Rex Shutterstock. The refinished 1963 Tele that Alexis plays here is in my posession for some time now. I bought it as a rather poorly refinished 'player' with some gruelling routing underneath the guard, it's very light and plays exceptionally well. There was a rumor about it's origin and it came from someone in London, but the pic I found last year is the first thing of relevance. Anyway, I play it all the time so ain't selling.
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    what is the knob for on the pickguard bottom right (as we look)?
     
  12. sdevine_1968

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    Here is my 68 Tele refinished in Daphne Blue by Gord Miller of GM Vintage

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    F1CF063B-1C99-4A55-8134-63DB11B284FB.jpeg Mine is not a vintage, it was custom made some months ago but it is unique and will be a classic one day. Local builder Pat Keegan specialises in T models and made me this. It’s got a flat 14” radius, modern C profile, it’s got medium frets, really easy and lovely to play. I put a Kinman extra vintage hum in the neck and a Kinman bridge blaster. It’s got the warmest sweetest tone of any Tele I have ever heard and I don’t say that ignorantly. Think of the drive that the guitarist for Johnny cash boy named sue is getting, that’s it’s thing. Lovely authentic vintage 50’s sound. Great for funk and blues but will do anything well.
     
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    Here's my 53 (early 60's refinish) with its noisemaker in the background. Been in the family since 63.

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    '59 esquire top loader and case. 1959 esquire in case.png near mint. all original.
     
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    Here's my 55 Tele. A previous owner spray painted the guitar black so it ended up being a bit of a restoration project. Mostly original parts including a killer flat pole bridge pickup. Refretted with slightly taller than vintage wire. It's a great player and very light at 6lbs 2ozs. One of my favorite guitars.


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  19. 63telemaster

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    That's a great first post and a very nice looking esquire.
     
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    I'm a sucker for black guitars so would have probably kept it as was. Still, the refin looks very cool too :cool:
     
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