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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by 57gold View Post
    That a 1952?
    Yep, late '52....

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I love a Blackguard tele. Don't tell anyone but it's my go to main #1 favorite guitar of all time. As of this week. :D

    Here is the Mutt. Apologies to Charlie ;) My 1952 black guard body which had been badly hacked up. It was over sanded down to 1-11/16 like the very early "2 pickup Esquires are" so I made it into one of those. I used wood from another blackguard donor body I have.
    I made up a non truss rod neck for it measuring 1" all the way down. Perfectly quartersawn hard maple. I shaped it using the same techniques they used back in the day for an accurate shape.

    Hardware is all Rutters '50 era. I wound the pickups as early '50 A3 43 enamel wire wound hot to 9.5k on the bridge around 7 at the neck.

    It is astounding what a great tele can do.



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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Banker View Post
    Yep, late '52....
    Cool. Had one for a couple of years.

    Was very pretty, clean, but not new like yours.

    Unfortunately, never bonded with it. Issues: heavy; too bright; other early BGs I had played had a big P90 ring, but this one squealed; so wished blend control was a tone control...

    It was beautiful to look at, I genuflected when entering room before it as guitar royalty, but never played it. Had to go, so I traded it for a 1964 ES 335 and part of an early 1964 Oly White Strat...play those.

    Still searching for a BG Esquire. Have to be light, resonant and ring like a bell.

    How does yours sound?

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Sounds great, it's a keeper. Plays nicely, doesn't squeal.....and the neck PU is something else altogether. It makes you work hard, but that's part of the Tele thing. It really likes being played like you mean it.

    Gil had a great looking '53 Esquire that was super light (6.5), all original including case and the right price. He says it's a monster. Unfortunately, I'd bought this guitar earlier the same week, so I passed. Don't know if he still has it, but I suspect he has and it's definitely worth a call.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I'm so glad this Pub and thread exist! Thank you to all the folks who are giving the LPF a makeover.
    "That's what I love, man, to hear that backbeat popping, that damn bass plonkin' down. Jesus God!"-Duane Allman

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Wow, I would love to be able to get an old strat or tele.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    My Plain Jane '65

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    Lovely looking guitar TTM, nothing plain about that.

    I love sunburst Strats, prefer them to custom colours........he's my Jan '62.....my guitar de jour.


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I also prefer the Sunbursts, 3-Tone in particular. I think they can be divided up into "eras", the early '60s being my favorite. They have a wide band of red.
    the faster we go the rounder we get

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    This is what really got me started with Tele fever. My '56. Chunky V neck, 6.7 K staggered pole, white guard 6lbs 10 oz's... refretted with slightly larger than vintage wire. Other than that, all original...Sounds killer. Especially for the Bakersfield C&W thing.






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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    1-56 AX , hard tail !
    angelic sounding


    Last edited by Unbound Dot Neck; 09-25-14 at 05:51 PM.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Party*On*Wayne View Post


    My first pro guitar, 1966 Strat (body refin). Got it in 1992 when I was in college, for $400 bucks, which was 2 months' rent at the time. Crackers and ramen for a looong time.

    Love the story!

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Oh where to begin?

    How about with a 1956 Tele:





    1956 Esquire, Refin by Gord Miller(Amazing Job):



    1958 Strat:





    1961 Strat:





    1961 Strat(personal guitar):





    1963 Oly White Strat(currently for sale):


  14. #54

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    More pics.............



    1963 Strat(personal guitar):





    1964 LPB Strat:





    1965 CAR Strat(personal guitar):





    1965 Blonde Strat:



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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    my buddy Hap's (RIP) '56 that he bought brand new after he got out of the Navy





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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dire Wolf View Post

    1956 Esquire, Refin by Gord Miller(Amazing Job):


    this one is not like the others, there's something different about it. Is it the refin? no no no.

    if the guitar isn't marked personal or for sale, are we to assume they've been sold?
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by BluesForDan View Post
    this one is not like the others, there's something different about it. Is it the refin? no no no.

    if the guitar isn't marked personal or for sale, are we to assume they've been sold?
    That belongs to a friend of mine; the neck is unreal on this guitar - Gord put just the right amount of nitro for a smooth and fast playing neck!








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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Pretty basic 1960 slab-board. 'been with me a long time.


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    Mercy! That was one fine guitar.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Love the LPB and CAR , Strats !

    Any Sonic Blue Tele or Strats in the house ?


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    UDN here are two 1963-64 Sonic Strats one was mine and went to Vic the other was Gil's and i think he ended up with both of them.Great Color my favorite.


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Couple i have now -1964 Strat -1966 Teli -1966 Esquire Custom With a 1955 TV JR







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    Surf and Turf ?


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Nice 58 stop tail!

    What was written on the hardtail?
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Here's a shot of my '60 with a '60 Tweed Vibrolux that I sold to Cody:

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I always thought its a guitar cord mark , that reacted with the finish, could be a older name tag . ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TW59 View Post
    Nice 58 stop tail!

    What was written on the hardtail?
    Last edited by Unbound Dot Neck; 09-28-14 at 07:33 AM.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unbound Dot Neck View Post
    I always thought its a guitar cord mark , that reacted with the finish, could be a older name tag . ?
    Could you post a detailed photo of the marks.
    I am sure I could verify if that is from a cord.
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilko View Post
    Here's a shot of my '60 with a '60 Tweed Vibrolux that I sold to Cody:
    I love this pic! The colors are so deep and rich.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?



    '60 Jazzmaster

    My #1 for most of the 90's.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Those were letters. I'd guess it was a band name

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Here's one of my 54 Strats.....




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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Charlie,
    Love that wavy ash grain !! sweet


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    I got it around 2002 out of california. Wonder what the name might be ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilko View Post
    Those were letters. I'd guess it was a band name

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Any Pro Jeopardy players ? I think I see Ramblers , as the last
    word. Never really paid attension to it. !


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unbound Dot Neck View Post
    Any Pro Jeopardy players ? I think I see Ramblers , as the last
    word. Never really paid attension to it. !

    Really hard to be certain what it said.
    If that last word is Ramblers, there is something between the B and the L.
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Head scratchin photo, in any case.
    Thxs- Tom for the suggestion and looking !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbound Dot Neck View Post
    Head scratchin photo, in any case.
    Thxs- Tom for the suggestion and looking !

    Looking again, I think I am wrong about the extra letter.
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Here's one i had a few years ago. 1953 Telecaster, autographed, bought from Nacho and featured in his superb book 'BLACKGUARD'.




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    Another one that was stupid clean.


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