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

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by cap217, May 21, 2011.

  1. cap217

    cap217 Member

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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.
     
  2. cap217

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    frankthomson Member

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    imo.......
    sounds more like $700 max!!!
    is the decal still orig??

    again...>>>imo.
     
  4. burningyen

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    $1k sounds about right to me.
     
  5. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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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

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  6. 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.
     
  7. 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...
     
  8. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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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.
     
  9. BrentB6

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    No way a thousand. The trem route is the ultimate deal breaker for me. Maybe 600 tops IMO.
     
  10. big mike

    big mike House Plexi Staff Member

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    Bzzzzt.

    It's too f'd with. not even old wood is worth that.
     
  11. straycat113

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    Good advice all around, I would pass as the only thing left original that matters is the year it was made.
     
  12. 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).
     
  13. Ruraltom

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

    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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