Need value on a 67 tele... but its been messed with!

cap217

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I found a 67 tele but has been extra highly modified.

Neck is 67 has a new recap on and non org tuners
Body has a psychidelic paint job but is old
body has been routed for a bridge humbucker
Body has been routed for a tremolo from a strat
now has a strat bridge


Something like this might not be worth anything but I really want a 60s rosewood tele!!! He is asking $1800. What is a reasonable offer? I am thinking its a $1k guitar.
 

Jahn

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well like you said, you want a 60's rosewood tele. how old is that recap? is it even 60s brazilian rosewood anymore, or is the recap an east indian rosewood recap from the 70s-present? plus, that body is going to be as far from a "real tele" kinda resonance as you're going to get, honestly a present day tele body with no routing is probably going to sound closer to the real deal. plus, a strat bridge? part of the magic of a tele is that tele bridge/pickup coupling.

for what you want, i'd save my $1800 and go find a nice used custom shop 60s tele with a RW neck, like this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fender-Telecaster-Relic-1963-Custom-Shop-/200607274421?pt=Guitar&hash=item2eb52015b5

 

TresGatos

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each "key" component of value has been swapped out or modified so the fact that it was once a 67 Tele is lost. It's value is purely in how it plays and sounds, but with a Strat trem you don't even have a baseline for how it "should" play and sound.

Pay what YOU think it's worth according to it's tone and playability, because the parts add up to about $0.
 

cap217

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This guy rips a lot of people off. Sells headstock repaird les pauls and doesnt tell people if its not noticable!

I pass on it...
 

Jahn

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Sounds like you did your homework cap217. If you know the seller history is bad too, don't get near it.
 

big mike

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Bzzzzt.

It's too f'd with. not even old wood is worth that.
 

burningyen

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Putting the shady seller issue aside, I don't get why people think $1k is unreasonable. If this was just advertised as a relic Warmoth partscaster, wouldn't $1k be a reasonable asking price? With this one, at least you're getting some old wood (assuming the seller was honest about that part).
 

Ruraltom

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Not worth anything like $1800, it's a Frankenstein at best.

Putting the shady seller issue aside, I don't get why people think $1k is unreasonable. If this was just advertised as a relic Warmoth partscaster, wouldn't $1k be a reasonable asking price? With this one, at least you're getting some old wood (assuming the seller was honest about that part).
I think a lot of folks would be hard pressed to pay a grand for a Warmoth build too... I know I would. Not trying to troll or piss of anybody, but a partscaster is worth much less than the sum of it's parts.... especially if you don't know the builder.
 




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