What do you think this is? (52 content)

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Trumpetvest, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Pretty clever, really: put it out there with your own doubts, and some guy who thinks he knows better will snap it up. Then when he complains, the original seller can say, "Hey, I told ya!"

    £3,300 with an hour to go!
     
  2. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have a couple of 100ish year old instruments and their metal parts have not worn or corroded anything remotely like that. I suspect anything that looks so 'forced'.
     
  3. Freewheeler

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    Look at the neck date. Fender did not use slashes between numbers back then.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Major Gruber

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    They didn't seem to have a precise rule.
     

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  5. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    and SOLD
    3500 pounds
     
  6. Major Gruber

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    Pretty good fishing for the seller : 5000 $ (3500 british pounds)!
     
  7. Freewheeler

    Freewheeler Tele-Afflicted

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    Congrats to the winner MAYBE! Just one thought: what if that Tele was originally a Nocaster and was refinished ages ago? That maple truss rod plug makes me think so...
     
  8. Telemarkman

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    There's always a slight possibility. If so, I'd refinish it again ... ;)
     
  9. Telemarkman

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    This is why we love you, Major! Always some pictorial evidence.:cool:
     
  10. Antoon

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    :eek:

    Looks like his sale tactics worked.
     
  11. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Keep yer eyes peeled for a really entertaining NGD thread! :twisted:
     
  12. Freewheeler

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  13. Antoon

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    A used CS Nocaster can be had for 2500 euro in Europe (basically the US price plus shipping and VAT).

    This guitar has no provenance, not even a Squier. It might just as well be home-made or put together from Allparts stuff.
     
  14. Manolete

    Manolete Friend of Leo's

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    We Brits have all the crooks in the guitar trade!
     
  15. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Don't flatter yourself ...
     
  16. Manolete

    Manolete Friend of Leo's

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    Perhaps, but it does seem that the shady Les Pauls all seem to come through the same handful of names in England. :eek:
     
  17. Lupo

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    btw.... that about the steal steal wool attached to the pick-up poles... and why a pot should rust so much?:rolleyes:
     
  18. Telemarkman

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    The steel wool may have been used for the "relic work" ... ;)

    But no one seems to have noticed that the low E tuner is of a non-vintage type with a string-through post. Not that it makes any difference on this specific guitar, though.
     
  19. Major Gruber

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    Big difference : guitar with a long story, too expensive to buy original tuner, sounds real in the whole scenario! :lol:
     
  20. London John

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    Nah, most come via the US. There are two or three builders capable of pulling together a convincing fake here.....but two of them include "tells".
     
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