Show and Tell: '66 Tele

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  1. mds

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    Hey guys,

    In the spirit of TGP I figured I should show off my newly acquired Telecaster....all original except for the pickguard and neck pickup (bridge pup needs a repair, but I have it). Saddles are newer Fender saddles, but I have the originals too...weighs in just under 7 lbs and is extremely resonant and just a killer sounding guitar...ridiculous through my Maz Sr...goes well with my '66 J-45...haha

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  2. straightblues

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    Sweet!!!! Send the bridge pickup over to Don Mare and he will make it right for you.
     
  3. ReddRanger

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    Damn it!!:BITCH

    I had one of those! I sold it in '80 for $90.00 because it needed a fret job. :jo

    It looked just like that. Hey, I wonder if that's mine??? Give me my guitar back!!!!:)
     
  5. DANOCASTER

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    that's great man !!

    I have a LOT of stuff from 1966. There's something about the year. Maybe CBS was trying to prove itself, i dunno, but EVERYTHING i have from 1966 is KILLER ( amps and guitars )

    I would think it would look even better w/ an aged white guard ( w/ no screw holes for that neck pickup )

    good find - where'd you get it ?
     
  6. silot

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    ....and how ? :D
     
  7. mds

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    haha...I bought it from the original owner...he was funny. I asked him where he got it and he said "from a store" and then I asked when and he said "1965"...haha...must have been 66, but...haha

     
  8. mds

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    Yeah, '66 seems to be a great year...I hang with Lyle Workman a lot and he has several '66s that he loves dearly...he was pretty shocked at this guitar (I got it for an obscenely good price).

    I totally agree about the pickguard...originals are like $600 on ebay, so I might just get a Glendale or something....'66s were w/b/w, right?

    Like I said above I bought it from a private seller here in LA. Just a listing on craigslist that turned out to be gold...

     
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    Looks great, Mike!
     
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    mds, great score!!!

    I had similar luck with a '66 a few months back. Found this terrific Custom '66 tele at a great price. The p/ups are amazing...

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    is that the original finish ?? If so, that is a fine ( and rather expensive ) guitar

    NICE - good job to both of you !!
     
  13. bluesjuke

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    So there's still hope in the vintage market?

    Good score indeed!
     
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    Maple cap or skunk stripe?


    Nice guitars...both teles.

    J
     
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    I remember when you got that one Csapo.
    Fantastic condition!
     
  16. parker

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    Nice Guitar!!:AOK
     
  17. mds

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    Csapo, that looks brand new...pretty amazing...I guess no one has played it in 40 years!! Very nice! Mine's had a little harder life...haha
     
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    Nice guitars, both.

    There's an old guy here that lives in a dinky little town that has a 50s Esquire and a Deluxe amp his parents bought him in the 50s. He has a job at some fishing resort up north in the summer, and every winter he comes back here, and I call him every year to see if he wants to sell them LOL One of these days...
     
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    that is one sweet tele. dang
     
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    I had a '66 Tele that looked exactly like this one. Bought it new and sold it in college (University at Buffalo - 1971) to finance a camera. Didn't touch a guiter for almost 30 years after that.

    Man, I wish I could send myself a message through time to keep the guitar and keep playing.
     

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