Two White Blonde

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by rze99, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. rze99

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    Yeah!
     
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    So the Tele on the right is a Page, what are the specs on the left? Great looking guitars!
     
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    It’s a Page Mirror and an AV ‘64. Both are stock aside from strings and set up.
     
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    You’re on a roll with the two of a color posts! The best things in life come in pairs?
     
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    I really like the white body and pick guard combo.
     
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    Love my Page as well. How close is the AV 64 to your Page? Tone, sound, playabilty?

    I’ve owned many Tele’s, over the years, however, the Page is my favourite. While I’m not a Strat guy, I might be tempted if I found something similar.
     
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    Playability is effectively the same. Both have old school radius and frets (my preferences in a neck).

    The Page has a more aggressive and louder bridge pickup, even with lighter 9s (the AV has 10s). The neck pickups sound closer. The AV has a warmer and quieter output over all. It’s a “sweeter” sounding guitar.

    Honestly, they’re within the normal range of variation between any two similarly equipped Teles. Both are excellent in terms of build quality and fit and finish.

    The Page has a poly sealer, while the AV has a lacquer sealer.

    The Page Mirror is probably the most classy/tasteful signature model Fender has ever made. It’s just a mid-‘59 to mid-‘60 reissue, aside from the neck plate and the signature decal on the back of the head (thank goodness).
     
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    Oh, those guitars are great too.
     
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    A couple of fine work horses you got there ol son. Your on a roll.
     
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    Nice! For balance and complementary contrast, I'd prefer the blackguard one.
     
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    .....if you can't have both you have to choose!
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm certainly not begrudging you or anyone else an abundance of Telecasters. I've got 5 myself, and I'm not at all sure I'm done. :oops::twisted:

    I just like the blackguard one better, for the reasons I mentioned. That, and the fact that I favor a maple fretboard over rosewood.
     
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    My favorite Fender finish, no contest, by far! That translucent look is as simple and gorgeous as can be. Needs no bling.
     
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    Way cool 3.
     
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    @rze99 are you trying to kill me posting all those amazing pairs of vintage-style, tasty, beautiful guitars?

    [QUOTE="EsquireOK, post: 9464813, member: 73381”] The Page Mirror is probably the most classy/tasteful signature model Fender has ever made. It’s just a mid-‘59 to mid-‘60 reissue, aside from the neck plate and the signature decal on the back of the head (thank goodness).[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the pics and comparison between the 64 and the Page! I just got me a beautiful 64 and was curious how it compares with a Page (I tried one, but never had a chance to A/B them). I second your feeling that the Page is likely the classiest sig model Fender ever made, and a beautiful guitar. It could equally well be called a Robben Ford signature ;D. The impression I get from what you write is that they are very close, except for small tone nuances (likely dependent also on how high the pickups are set) and for aesthetic details like clay dots and 1-ply pickguard. Anyway, congrats for a brace ‘o wonderful teles!
     
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    Lovely looking guitars, if I had to choose I'd take the blackguard (I like that slightly less yellowish hue) but I'd have the neck with the RW board.

    I tried to do a finish like this with white wood stain once, it didn't work at all. :D
     
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