#1
I've been after a Tele for a while, and I'm sure there's a few people on here who are absolutely sick of hearing me talk about it.

So I finally bit the bullet, and while I won't be eating this month, I'm pretty ecstatic.



The obligatory case shot


What you are looking at is a 1974 Telecaster Custom




That's one snazzy looking pickup. The neck ain't bad either.



I really just bought it for the headstock






I first tried this one out a while backand thought it was the best guitar I'd ever played. It was way out of my price range though, and I was bummed when it disappeared from the shop. Months later it showed up again, apparently someone had put it on layaway. I've been saving up since then, and finally brought her home today.

Completely stock with the exception of the case and ashtray cover. I'm definitely hanging on to this one. Plays like an absolute dream, neck is thicker C with very little fretwear and some nice subtle grain in the wood. Neck humbucker is just fantastic, great for pushing an amp a little further than the usual lipstick single coil. The bridge is that classic tele twang. It sounds best through my Bassman, though the bridge through the vibrolux is the brightest thing I've ever heard.

All in all, a sweet guitar, this one's definitely a keeper.
#2
that looks awesome! the ashtray cover is so classy haha. HNGD! Enjoy it!
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#5
Quote by Y00p
Sweet!

Now take off that ashtray.




Ashtray bridge = teh sex.


Nice, Bassam. Glad you finally did it
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#7
Which is exactly what you should be doing, anyway...


Yeah, they look classy I guess, but I can't imagine myself ever keeping one on there....
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#9
Quote by denied
It looks like a lesson in proper ashtray etiquette is in order

1) Ashtrays must be present during any kind of photoshoot.

2) No one actually keeps them on while playing, they don't really do anything, and they tend to get in the way


Looks like it would make a brilliant hand rest though But then again it's at the expense of getting that really trebly sound when you pick down by the bridge.

Lovely looking guitar.
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#11
Hot dang, nice new tele denied.

A bit of a coincidence, I just tried that same guitar ( in the same colour but with a Joe Barden bridge and bridge pup) yesterday.
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#12
I've never been a huge fan of Tele Customs, but Bassam, that looks incredibly tasty. HNGD man
#13
Very shiny. It's in ridiculous condition for a guitar that old. I'd feel bad playing it for fear of damaging something so rare. Now take that stupid ash tray cover off. Don't even know where mine are.
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#14
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Hot dang, nice new tele denied.

A bit of a coincidence, I just tried that same guitar ( in the same colour but with a Joe Barden bridge and bridge pup) yesterday.


You should probably go back and buy that guitar


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I've never been a huge fan of Tele Customs, but Bassam, that looks incredibly tasty. HNGD man





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Very shiny. It's in ridiculous condition for a guitar that old. I'd feel bad playing it for fear of damaging something so rare. Now take that stupid ash tray cover off. Don't even know where mine are.


It's off it's off
I'm following proper ashtray etiquette.

And yeah, it's in absurdly nice condition, a few bumps here and there. Too bad it got separated from the original case though..
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#19
Quote by denied
You should probably go back and buy that guitar .


It was selling for S$4,500 in the store yesterday. Personally, I'd rather spend that on a new PRS.

Its nice no doubt... but between this and a new PRS, I'd go for the PRS.
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#20
This isn't guitar gear, GTFO


Jks. HNGD bassam
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#21
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It was selling for S$4,500 in the store yesterday. Personally, I'd rather spend that on a new PRS.


That is way high. The most I've seen these priced at is 3,500, and I wouldn't pay anything near that for one...

Its nice no doubt... but between this and a new PRS, I'd go for the PRS.


We disagree there But totally different styles of guitar


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#22
Singapore $s foo. That's around $3600 US. Plus everything is more expensive there.
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#23
Quote by mmolteratx
Singapore $s foo. That's around $3600 US. Plus everything is more expensive there.


Thank you mmoleteratx
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