Post Your Vintage Teles

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

  1. willi57

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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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    Here is a recent stage shot along with a sweet backline amp they had for me that day. Guitar is mostly original, I have the original bridge but personally like the ABM better. I had a pic of the terrible terrible woodwork under the guard with a nasty hole right where the long gone extra pot on the AK-shot used to be - but can't find it now. In fact the owner before me told me he found a piece of stash there when he bought the guitar
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  2. rze99

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    That is a top rig
     
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    If it had been a proper black finish I may have left it but it was poorly spray painted. The parts were put back on before it dried so it ended up being a mess. Of course that mess made it far more affordable so I'm not complaining.
     
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    Whaaaaat that looks cleaner than mine! Amazing. More pics and details please? When/where did you get it?

    I'm a bit jealous of your case. Mine came with a brown tolex version in pretty rough condition. It's apparently the original case, and by my understanding Fender was shipping these in both tolex and tweed cases in '59....but I'm just not sure about it. At least my guitar is all original like yours though :)
     
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  5. Bluebird

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    Point, set, match!
     
  6. telecasterbill

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    Thanks a lot, sadly the Custom telecaster went away in 2008! Luckily, at the market peak. The '54 I just played a lot more. Plus the Custom was just too darn clean, I was afraid I might ding it!
     
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  7. telecasterbill

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    April 1954. The tele saddles appear to be the originals. BTW I tried brass a few times, intonated ones, and had to go back to the originals, they just have such a great sound.

    One of the more knowledgable telecaster folks I have run into thinks the steel are better sounding than the older brass ones, go figure.
     
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  8. telecasterbill

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    Yes, it's like a rookie hitting a home run in his first major league at-bat!

    Lovely Esquire, you don't often see them that clean.
     
  9. Adam Wolfaardt

    Adam Wolfaardt Tele-Meister

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    I prefer brass. I've got the original steel ones from my 55 which I've tried several times and I always go back to brass. Having said that I didn't like the Glendale compensated saddles as much as I like the cheapo fender brass ones
     
  10. Major Gruber

    Major Gruber Tele-Afflicted

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    I had a 56 telly that came with modern brass saddles and sounded fantastic. I purchased original steel saddles but it turned out to sound horrible with them, so I tried Mark Rutter's steel compensated saddles, and the guitar sounded perfect again. I think there's a mystery about tele saddles.
     
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    My 69 next to a Warmoth assembly I did back in the 80's.
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    play
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Right answer, sir!
     
  17. telecasterbill

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    Interesting, were they the nickel plated cold rolled steel or the stainless?

    I've tried other brands and they never sound as good to me as the originals.
     
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    My JAN 66 Esquire. Quite pristine. I am a bass player, so it never gets played out. But, I've written a few songs on her.
     
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    Here is a '69 thinline a friend of mine gigs with every week.
     
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    I don't know what's more epic... that tele or the toe.
     
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