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Teal green refin for my 67

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Major Gruber, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Bluebird

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  2. slimdave

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    That's some serious beautiful guitar there, congrats Major!
     
  3. fiestared69

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    Very Nice Major !! I like the color a lot , kinda like aged/yellowed Ocean Turquoises. ........But it aint no Fiesta Red !!!
     
  4. Major Gruber

    Major Gruber Tele-Afflicted

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    56 vs 67

    The 56 is the dreamed Telecaster, the real thing. Rich, generous, pure crystal tone. I've set a 53 champion steel pickup on it and the closest guitar I've tried was a brilliant full original 52. Very nice soft v neck, playing great, it's all I've been dreaming of.

    Thus

    The 67 is a rock beast. Naughty full bright and deep tone. Very lively and magnificent with some distortion too. The neck is a nice C, the playing is more supple and bending is slightly easier. In fact, it's all I've been needing.


    I'm not a pure technician, I have small hands, my relation to a guitar is very instinctive and the physical characteristics can influence my playing. The 56 is amazing to gig with, it's absolutely a fantastic sounding and playing guitar. On the other hand, this 67 has a chemical effect on me, it's like the notes are calling me :eek: It's my millenium falcon!

    Just a thought concerning the Telecaster shape. I'm more attracted by the 67 body shape too, because the edges are sharper. I love the contoured Stratocaster body, but for a Telecaster, I think that the sharper is the better.
    I wondered why it could be so… My supposition is that it reminds us of the initial guitar sensation: the sharp edges of an acoustic guitar. And the Telecaster being much thinner than an acoustic, it's the original sensation made much more confortable. It might be a reason why we more or less all feel (at least on this forum) that there's something essential about the Telecaster. Just a thought ;)
     
  5. Antoon

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    Yes I think I get it. It was the neck that you found recently that made you love it the way you do now, right?

    I have a refin re-everyting (late) '56 as well. Also with a '53 lap steel pickup (6.2k btw :D)! A refret made all the difference in playability with mine. A change in the neck angle completely changed the sound (lower saddles = mellower tone). Here it is (against my tastefull IKEA furniture)

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  6. Major Gruber

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    Wow! Congratulation, must have been tough to find a 56 matching exactly with the sofa ;)

    That's cool, it'd be fun to compare their tone…
     
  7. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm a big green fan & that's a lovely shade & gentle relic + that weathered, all maple neck!
     
  8. 4telecaster4

    4telecaster4 Tele-Meister

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    Great looking guitar. Great color choice!
     
  9. tonyboy

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    Beautiful refin there Major. Enjoy it in good health.
     
  10. Major Gruber

    Major Gruber Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's the beast in action! For the first time, we organised a proper filming during a gig, can't help sharing it!. 68 strat I lent to the invited guitarist was mine too, now traded for a refin 63 strat…

     
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    Musekatcher Friend of Leo's

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    Woman got a black cat bone, but you got the mean green thing that little queen need!
     
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