price is right 1952 orignal telecaster

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  1. Guitarplayerdan

    Guitarplayerdan Member

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    let me first say this is NO sale. Just wondering how much people thought this guitar would be worth?

    Its an original 1952 telecaster. We will say slightly reliced with orginal case.

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  2. Guitarplayerdan

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    you're referring to just the body, right? Rosewood neck original? Nope.:crazy
     
  4. Csapo

    Csapo Gold Supporting Member

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    In addition to no on the rosewood neck, it would have a 5 screw hole pickguard and a barrel tip p/up selector.

    If it is a true '52 body, it has been devalued by the additional 3 screw holes
     
  5. skeeterbuck

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    That looks more like a 62 than a 52 maybe it's a typo.

    Also needs a blackguard.
     
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    Ok this helps because, its my grandpas. And I copied down every bit of information on that guitar. (IE. NUmbers and such). And all the info said that it was like 59 to 62 era. But for some reason old pops says its a 52. Thanks for the input.
     
  7. Jerrod

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    Is the brown case original? Because that's not era-correct for 52 either. Did you pop the neck off to check the dates on the neck and the pocket?
     
  8. JDJ

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    String tree looks to be in the wrong place for a '52, too.
     
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    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    That my friend is later than a 52.

    -The colour is wrong, sure it's blond but not 50-54 Blond
    -The guardplate is the wrong materal and colour
    -The guardplate has too many holes in it
    -The case is wrong
    -Rosewood necks didn't come until 1959
    -The switch tip is wrong
    -The string tree is wrong
    -The position of the string tree is wrong

    Im betting that the numbers ar efar more correct...looks like a 59-62 guitar to me just based on one pic.

    It's real easy to find out for sure...pop the neck and look at the dates. BUt I'd bet you the value of the guitar it ain't a 52.
     
  10. JimH

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    Man, that rosewood is a big sore thumb in the 52 ointment. Other than the 52 issue - cool guitar!
     
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    My friend owned a 62 tele. Looks just like this one.
     
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    A 1952 Telecaster would be a BLACK GUARD...
     
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    Looks like a transitional '59 to me.
     
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    If I were a betting man I would say it is a late 59. everything points there, the pickguard looks to be a single ply (can't really tell from the pics) and they would have used that in 59 but not really any later, maybe a few in 60. the string tree is the wrong shape and in the wrong location for anything older than a 59, same with the rosewood. The case looks about right for that time.

    Could you get us a pic with the ashtry cover off so we can see the bridge?
     
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    on more thing and this is what doesn't seem right if it is a 59, the body and neck lacquer that year didn't seem to yellow as much, not really sure why but I have seen some 59's that are still very white.
     
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    That's not correct. The single ply guard remained on Teles and Esquires until '63. Only the Tele Customs and some custom color got the three ply guard earlier.

    From the pictures it is impossible to tell the exact year, but '59 to '62 is the right era.
     
  17. skeeterbuck

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    That seem right to me also, that's why I'm leaning towards more 61-62 timeframe.
     
  18. Csapo

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    When is the neck coming off?
     
  19. Guitarplayerdan

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    my pops lives far away so not anytime soon. I wasn't supprised to hear not 52... I have other pictures of the guitar but most of them got ruined by a photo program (like the files themselves). I have some pics of a original chet etkins gretsch tenn.
     
  20. Guitarplayerdan

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    What are the value of a guitar of this type saying 59-62 era? Besides the matter, When I played it, i noticed the neck has a weired shape. Like a glorifed d shape. I haven't brought my rig to play it through. Just an old gibson amp (that sounded pretty good).
     

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