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    Les Paul Forum Member riscado's Avatar
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Wooow, sorry to bug CD but how do you compare that to your other 54 (with tremolo) or your early tele-esquire?

    I'm really curious about hardtail strats, as I've never had the chance to play one.

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    Here's the other one. It's a hardtail.



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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    '59 -'60 Fender sunburst rules.....always been my favorite

    should of bought one of those two mint Strats with the factory tissue ones Dave had in 1980 or thereabout....

    maybe one of you guys did?
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  3. #123

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    You see those curly waves in the maple neck on that Hardtail? HOOO!

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I'm digging the grain showing through the wear pattern on the body. Like a beautiful woman half undressed.


    (I said like, not same as or good as. For clarity's sake. )
    If it sounds good, it is good.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Nice section, some gorgeous guitars here

    early '56 strat:



    That thing had been played, a lot! Fabulous instrument, and you could stair at it for hours searching for signs of the decades of playing it had seen:










    How about some natural scalloping?


  6. #126
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    My 1961 Strat #70900. Sold a few years ago. Maybe should have kept this one.

    Winning isn't everything...but losing isn't anything.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    My 1-57 Fender Strat. I bought this used in 1981 for $1200. The owner had a cool undocumented story that he told about it. Supposedly it was owned at one time by Clapton, who gave it to Jeff Beck. Beck played it for a while and then traded it in to a vintage guitar store in California in the mid 70's for an old Les Paul. It was bought from the vintage store by a bandmate of the guy that I bought it from. He said he had stopped playing and needed money to refinish his hardwood floors in an old house and said it had been in his closet for about three years. There are some oddities in the finish and color that points to a possible refin and possible back of the neck overspray, but the nail holes are still there under the pickguard. It could be just a lot of fading going on though. There is a picture in a Strat book I have of an old one that is about an exact duplicate of the color of this one. It is reported to be one of the first custom colored sunburst Strats ever made. Maybe this is a sister of it but who knows. Extremely thin finish that shows it sinking into the grain. I need to get some better close up pictures. GREAT tone on this guitar!




  8. #128

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    1973 Telecaster
    1975 Starcaster
    1960 Stratocaster
    1965 Jazzmaster



    I've really got to get those jumbos off the strat.

  9. #129

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Beautiful guitars! Anje, what's that '56 sound like?
    the faster we go the rounder we get

  10. #130

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Makin' some noise tonight with this hardtail '57 Stratocaster and '60 Vibrolux


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I got nothing as cool as you guys have but these are some little Fender guitars I used to own before I sold them all to a store in Tokyo.








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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I'm blown away by the amount of really amazing guitars are on this thread, I've got a couple to share with you all.

    In order of age:

    Nov 1950 Broadcaster, I bought this from Nacho, amazing guitar,









    Next a 1956 Strat that I got from NJ ,




    Next a 1956 Telecaster , The most comfortable V neck I've played




    That's it for 50's Fenders ,
    I hope you like them
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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Watto, that Broadcaster is absolutely diabolical!

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel James View Post
    Watto, that Broadcaster is absolutely diabolical!
    Daniel I pinch myself often, I never knew I'd get the chance to be it's caretaker. Especially an instrument I only ever dreamed of seeing in person one day , let alone owning one ....
    I'm in my own little world,But at least I know everyone there....

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I can imagine the feeling...you're in a pretty exclusive club Is it wired stock or has the neck PU been unleashed?

    I'm going to be in Australia later this month...can you recommend any vintage guitar shops in Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne that are worth a stop?

  16. #136

    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Such a great thread-
    the faster we go the rounder we get

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    There's some serious guitars around here. Thank you guys.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    My favorite Fender:










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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watto View Post
    I'm blown away by the amount of really amazing guitars are on this thread, I've got a couple to share with you all.

    In order of age:

    Nov 1950 Broadcaster, I bought this from Nacho, amazing guitar,









    Next a 1956 Strat that I got from NJ ,




    Next a 1956 Telecaster , The most comfortable V neck I've played




    That's it for 50's Fenders ,
    I hope you like them
    regards
    Watto
    1956 Strat pick up covers look like 1957...no bakelite wear?

    1956 Tele looks more yellow and translucent than mine, in my hand before I picked up my laptop?

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Just wondering, from what little I have heard of the vintage Fender world... is it true that there are a lot more fakes / repops out there than old Gibsons? is it possible enough to learn enough "tells" as I have with Gibsons where I could one day confidently buy an old Fender? Thanks

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by 57gold View Post
    1956 Strat pick up covers look like 1957...no bakelite wear?
    quite possible, the body is date 9/56, the neck is dated 10/56, and the pots are dated 43rd week of 55. Figure that out :-) . If you can tell me the date when Fender changed pickup covers in late 56 early 57 , then I can narrow down it's assembly date

    Quote Originally Posted by 57gold View Post
    1956 Tele looks more yellow and translucent than mine, in my hand before I picked up my laptop?
    What's that mean ? It's yellowed more than yours ? comparing 60 year old finishes from internet pictures doesn't give accurate results :-)
    I'm in my own little world,But at least I know everyone there....

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by 57gold View Post
    My 1958.



    Always coveted Shoreline Gold...only handled one that had about 80% of its finish. Badass color.

    This thread is

    The Burst on the 58 is KILLING ME!

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Three13 View Post
    My favorite Fender:









    OH WOW!!!!!

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Here's my old '63 Strat




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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    If you have a little time, check out this guy's website...i came across it on another forum. http://www.barryrichman.com/

    Not sure if he is a member here or not, but he has some real nice vintage Fenders and Gibsons!
    GuitarMikey

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoj View Post
    Here's my old '63 Strat



    I've never met a '63 I didn't like - the pickups always seem to sound great that year...

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    my 1963 Jazzmaster :


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    .....and the Tele-Gib.. 68' body and neck routed for humbuckers when I got it at the Arlington show about 4 years ago. Killer playing and sounding guitar !
    http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/d...ele-Gib008.jpg

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    More wholesome Fender-y goodness - a 1959 top-loader Esquire:






    The OG case is even cleaner and has the Fender cloth & ashtray...

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    1956 Tele:




    1957 Strat:


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I don't have any pics and it's not a particularly valuable guitar, but I just set up a friend's '66 Musicmaster II that he's owned since the early '70s. The guitar's in great shape and the checking is beautiful! It's Dakota red with a pearloid pickguard and sharkskin case. I played it with the band I'm in and fell in love with it! What great tone and playability! I told the owner that I considered running away with it.
    I used to have a '66 Mustang in the same color and condition but it didn't sound this great.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    my 1964 Mustang :


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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    I love "cheap" Fenders..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEKAY View Post
    This thread is

    The Burst on the 58 is KILLING ME!
    me too !

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by 57gold View Post
    Love those '50's contours!
    If it sounds good, it is good.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Here's a shot of '58 that I recently sold to another forum member here!
    The amp is a '60 that I still have!
    Game on!

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    not really vintage, but it looks the part
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    Here is the vintage One '71 4 bolt
    Music for me.

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    Re: How about a little vintage Fender love?

    Quote Originally Posted by akstrat61 View Post
    Here's a shot of '58 that I recently sold to another forum member here!
    Wish it was at my house....

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