53 tele price check

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  1. White Buffalo

    White Buffalo Supporting Member

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    Where are you guys seeing original '53 Blackguards for $15-22k? Prices I'm seeing are around $30k+ for all original examples.
     
  2. RickC

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    in my dreams...

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  3. Mayo5

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    The weight difference is aggravating. Can you provide some more details on the tone being dark and not twangy?
     
  4. Jumpin' Jeff

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    Even my bathroom scale is not off that much. I don't believe that line, they should pay for the shipping both ways. Be interesting to see if the weight is corrected when it goes back up.
     
  5. jcs

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    The weight error was unacceptable....the neck 'felt good'?......it better be stellar, too many dud Fenders out there and its usually always the neck
     
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    Totally lame a$$ excuse, ridiculous and my faith in Gruhn’s just took a hit.

    Still a good weight and if the neck felt good; But really dark sounding is tough to get around (especially at this price), aged magnets and windings tend to get this way...
     
  7. Marshall_Stack

    Marshall_Stack Lordy Mama light my fuse Silver Supporting Member

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    How does the scale get off by 15%?
     
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    It gets owned by a vintage guitar dealer.
     
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    The more stories I hear like these regarding Gruhn, Elderly, etc, the more I miss Stan Jay.
     
  10. lousyatit

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    I've never played an original Blackguard that I thought was "twangy".
     
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  11. peanutavalon

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    The overall tone of the guitar was dark..even strummed unplugged it was dull to my ears. That was my take. Others may have been fine with it. For $10k I want to love it.
     
  12. lousyatit

    lousyatit Supporting Member

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    I don't blame you.
     
  13. PedalFreak

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    I didn't see the photos of this, but from all the descriptions here made me wonder if this was Julian's? Haven't seen him play the '53 for awhile since he got his Nacho. Then there was this post:

    Julian talked about his being super dark sounding a little heavy, hmmm
     
  14. telesquire

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    Lage's is a '54 and he bought it from Fiesta Finishes. It was still listed on their photo set page when I last looked. Think it was circa $12k then.
     
  15. deech54

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    I'd jump on it!
     
  16. Darl

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    7 pounds 9 ounces is ligt in my book. But yeah an accurate and honest description will always save time, money, and customers.
     
  17. peanutavalon

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    It belonged to one of the repair guys at the shop...he said it was candy red before the refin.
     
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  18. peanutavalon

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    The must have had a second guy in line. After I returned it it never showed back up on the site.
     
  19. RickC

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    I'd hit that

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