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NGD- Scored a Pretty Blonde!!!

Texsunburst59

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I'd been on the look out for an American Blonde Tele for a VERY long time.

I'd almost given up when I happened into a pawnshop this Friday and found one. After some back and fourth haggling, I ended up with a KILLER deal on my new (used) 2011 Fender 60th Annv. Blonde Tele.

This guitar feels,sounds, and plays great without a setup,but I'm going to get it set up proper this week. Anyway, here's some pics.

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Wilko

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Shame about the bridge... Once you get the ashtray and three saddles, you'll be golden.
 

J.D.

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Looks good to me, nice body wood grain, bridge saddles don't bother me, but that pickguard has to go.
 

Texsunburst59

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Looks good to me, nice body wood grain, bridge saddles don't bother me, but that pickguard has to go.

Yea, I guess when you buy used, you take it like it is. Might need a blackguard to make it look right.
 

Wilko

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Hey, there's nothin' wrong with the pickguard!

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Wilko

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WOW!!! I that yours? I now know what mine will look like after a few years of stage work. It really ages gracefully.

Thanks for the pic. Wilko.

That's my 1973. I did the refin in nitro over the poly. That's why it's flaking off like that. Looks great in person, though technically how a Fender usually ages. It looks like a 50s body, but "feels" like 70s. Hard to explain.

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Texsunburst59

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That's my 1973. I did the refin in nitro over the poly. That's why it's flaking off like that. Looks great in person, though technically how a Fender usually ages. It looks like a 50s body, but "feels" like 70s. Hard to explain.

before/after

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I got to admit that the refin looks AMAZING. If that was a Fender Custom Shop "Relic",they'd be moving a few of those. KILLER guitar.I really do hope mine wears like yours.
 
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