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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:56 am    Post subject: NGD - 1997 Mexican Tele Reply with quote

Walked into the local guitar center and saw this wine modified tele up on the used wall. $299 was too good to ignore.
I guess the guy wasn't in a good place and came to sell his tele and strat that morning. You could tell this was not his favored guitar. No scratches, chips, digs, or fretwear. S# dates it as a 1997 model.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolute steal for 299. Well done, looks like exactly my sort of thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a bargain!

I had a wine red Squier Tele back when Squier were made in Mexico, must be 20 years ago. It was a nice guitar, always liked that colour as well.

You keeping them pickups in it blane or swapping them for something more traditional?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!!! Shocked AMAZING SCORE! CONGRATS!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nice! Love the F-stamp Bigsby setup on Teles, hell of a deal for a guitar that's had so much money poured into it.

It seems to have been converted to vaguely similar specs to Dan Auerbach's modified Jerry Donahue Tele that he used on old school Black Keys before he had a big weird guitar collection, though I guess his guitar can't lay specific claim to the setup.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
That is a bargain!

I had a wine red Squier Tele back when Squier were made in Mexico, must be 20 years ago. It was a nice guitar, always liked that colour as well.

You keeping them pickups in it blane or swapping them for something more traditional?


the lil 59 sounds great. I might swap the neck back as i like the traditional tele neck pickups
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
That's nice! Love the F-stamp Bigsby setup on Teles, hell of a deal for a guitar that's had so much money poured into it.

It seems to have been converted to vaguely similar specs to Dan Auerbach's modified Jerry Donahue Tele that he used on old school Black Keys before he had a big weird guitar collection, though I guess his guitar can't lay specific claim to the setup.


oh snap, didn't realize that i'll have to look it up, but that may just be this guitar's inspiration. thanks for the heads up
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't know if you care but the official Fender color for that model is called #525 CRIMSON RED METALLIC

that model you got there has a modified bridge on it too. the stock fender tele vibrato came with a jaguar bridge in it.




What you got is a pretty rare beast.

so rare that if i type in FENDER TELECASTER CRIMSON RED METALLIC into google, none come up with a bigsby unit on it.

and if i type in FENDER TELECASTER BIGSBY none come up in crimson red metallic.

its the first one i have ever seen.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty dope.
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