Who has the oldest Tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by scouse2000, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. scouse2000

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    hi Guys n Gals

    just wondering who on TDPRI has the oldest Tele.....I will start the ball rolling, mine is.........6 months old.

    Lets see who has the. Oldest.
     
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    I got you beat!
     
  4. TomTomGPS

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    Over a year! Do I win?
     
  5. Jonny_Quest

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    Had mine 33 years.....and I'm not even close.
     
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    This should include pics or who cares.
     
  7. sdd28772

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    Mine turned 40 Yrs young this year, same age as me. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jonny_Quest

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    How long have you had it?
     
  9. Bartholomew3

    Bartholomew3 Friend of Leo's

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    I have a tele I bought new in 1968, pots dated 1966. The maple neck in my pic at left was 1965 but I sold it...too slippery under stage lights with sweat.
     

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  10. TomTomGPS

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    Good way to put it. One is only old if one thinks he is... same goes for Teles.
     
  11. wallis222

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    My Tele started life in 1969, but had a new body made for it before it found it's way to me. This year I had the body redone with reclaimed pine originally used to construct the Queen's Wharf in downtown Toronto in the early 1800s. According to growth ring counts, the trees were a couple hundred years old when they were cut down.
     
  12. PineBomb

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    Especially if those photos include embedded metadata revealing the geographical location of everyone's vintage lbeauties. ;-)
     
  13. wallis222

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    More pics found here: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecast...90-ngd-nicest-custom-tele-ever-you-judge.html

    But for now here is a pic:
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  14. fendrguitplayr

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    Got around my 30Th Bday so around ten years
     

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    November 1951. Just ten years before I was born.
     
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  19. Jack S

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    Mine is old, but not the oldest, serial number 4334.
     
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    Pics please.
     
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