#1
i have owned one of these a few times, but sold them, none anything like this.



that is my pathetic artistic attempt with a cell phone camera (the jim bean was in the shot for contrast, i couldn't something that would bring a little matching shads of brown in. i try. this is the only sunburst i have up here. the other is a wolfgang, i will throw a shot of both of them.

its a 60th anniversary (not that it really matters), i paid a little bit more (maybe $50) but it was pristine. not a spot on it anywhere, well set up (if you like 10's :grrr so i am going to throw on my typical 11's and get going.

the fit and finish was definitely much better than a MIM undoubtedly (i have literallly owned a dozen until i found a keeper strat. i will be picking up an US strat soon. you can see the quality. small things are much nicer here and there, the fretting seemed to be much nicer than a typical MIM, just details. for example i have owned strats that ther was an 1/8th in gap in the neck pocket (didn't buy that one ) the finish is really nice not sticky when you slide, yet nice and glossy look. plays very well. very happy. now here are some more pics.
but good news, i found my camera, but its SD and my laptop doesn't have it. i have the convert to USB at my other house. just gotta get another.





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#2
Needs a black scratchplate.

What are the pups like?

HNGD
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#4
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Needs a black scratchplate.

What are the pups like?

HNGD


the neck isn't as hot as i would have guessed, something else will go in there traditional gain/structure. the bridge a little darker than some teles i have heard, but i like it a lot better than a typical tele bridge pickup.

i want to keep this a tele as much 'tele' as possible so if i swap a pickup it would be very similar just maybe a little bit hotter. same for bridge, but i would really be happy to

black? that is sort of what i was thinking. but i am not really sure. no too many other options.

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#5
Go with a tortoise shell pickguard. Thank me later.
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#6
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Go with a tortoise shell pickguard. Thank me later.


that is what i was considering. they are pretty hot that way. you are a strat guy IIRC. anything different on any of the anniversary models? i assume its basically to hype stuff up?!?

i got a good one.
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#7
Classic- HNGD!
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Classic- HNGD!


thanks. just thinking of ideas, what color pickguard would you go for?
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#9
Well, white and black are pretty traditional Tele pickguard colors...but there is ALL kinds of stuff out there. You could go chrom or diamond plate to (sorta) match the hardware.

A different take on "traditional" could be had with a tooled leather pickguard.

There are also wooden ones I've seen that looked nice.

And I've seen all kinds of killer graphic pickguards- abstract, flags, pin ups, Sci-Fi...

What do you envision yourself playing on this guitar?
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Well, white and black are pretty traditional Tele pickguard colors...but there is ALL kinds of stuff out there. You could go chrom or diamond plate to (sorta) match the hardware.

A different take on "traditional" could be had with a tooled leather pickguard.

There are also wooden ones I've seen that looked nice.

And I've seen all kinds of killer graphic pickguards- abstract, flags, pin ups, Sci-Fi...

What do you envision yourself playing on this guitar?


my vision on the guitar is just flat out traitional. i am leaning toward just, the tortoise

i have a sqier strat in MN (keep it a a friend) so i can play when i am on vacation. i painted it all black, and put a carbon fiber pickguard. that was cool but i wound't do it again.
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#11
Sweet Love a good tele.

I vote black or tortoiseshell
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#12
Forgot tortoise!

That should look good with that kind of burst. FYI, if you check out Ruokangas' website, they have a flash-based guitar designer feature that would let you get a look at their version of a tobacco burst Tele with a few different pickguard colors.

http://www.ruokangas.com
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#13
Very nice sir!Love Tele's,Never owned a proper one.I'm currently trying to do up an old MIJ Tele from 85/86,Just sanded it and waiting for paint(Antique white),Clear nitro,New shiny bridge(old one is severly rusted),Chrome pick guard,new selector plate,toggle knob and a Dimarzio Tone Zone T.First attempt at painting a guitar.
#14
A black scratchplate with that type of sunburst should be black/white. But plain black looks better IMO. Got more of a Keef look to it.
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#15
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Sweet Love a good tele.

I vote black or tortoiseshell


thanks i think tortoise shell is best.

i can't remember who it is (i also don't pay a lot of attention who is who) but wasn't there a really well known for sunburst with tortoise shell?
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#16
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Forgot tortoise!

That should look good with that kind of burst. FYI, if you check out Ruokangas' website, they have a flash-based guitar designer feature that would let you get a look at their version of a tobacco burst Tele with a few different pickguard colors.

http://www.ruokangas.com


nice! thanks danny. you always seem to have a link for somewhere that is really cool
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#17
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Very nice sir!Love Tele's,Never owned a proper one.I'm currently trying to do up an old MIJ Tele from 85/86,Just sanded it and waiting for paint(Antique white),Clear nitro,New shiny bridge(old one is severly rusted),Chrome pick guard,new selector plate,toggle knob and a Dimarzio Tone Zone T.First attempt at painting a guitar.


sounds awesome. i am now not sure i have owned a MIJ fender. i don't think so though, but it seems like everybody loves them. its good you are doing it right with the nitro route there are haters, but look at a professional LP relic (even a gibson model) and the aging is just awesome. chrome pickguard will top it off nicely.
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#18
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nice! thanks danny. you always seem to have a link for somewhere that is really cool




Still, if you want to look at the leather ones...

http://eldoradostraps.com

http://theothersideof635.blogspot.com
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#19
HNGD

A white pickguard is the best look for that, so keep it stock.
If you want a black pickguard you might as well get a butterscotch blonde Tele to go with it
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#20
Beautiful tele. I agree with the others, I think that a tortoise pickguard would look pretty cool. Maybe even a mint one, this could look ridiculous but they aren't too expensive. I have thought about what pickguard to change to on my strat. i have a jade pearl strat with white PG now. Congrats on the guitar. HNGD!!! You are not helping my strat GAS.
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#22
Telecasters are awesome. HNGD!

As far as the pickguard subject goes, I'd go for a 3-ply black pickguard (black-white-black).
I hate tortoise shell pickguards, IMHO they make guitars look cheesy and corny.
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#23
nice guitar. i say a pickguard with less brightness. even an off white or vintage white, aged yellowish white would look better than BRAND NEW WHITE.

any kind of lipstick pup or those kind of covered tele pups are probably going to be more vintage. im not surprised there.

upgrade to bottle of bulleit (or bulleit rye) or woodford, retake pic with with new pickguard....thank your hangover later.
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#27
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get a pick guard that reads "what you need is a new amp."



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#28
Thanks for all of the responses!

I am in between tortoise shell or maybe vintage white.

I will post more back when i get to a computer
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#29
Warmoth's Vintage pearl might look good...
http://www.warmoth.com/Pickguard/TelePickguard.aspx

And WDM has a metric crap-ton of traditional and non-traditional pickguards.
http://www.wdmusic.com/guards_guitar_fender_tele.html
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#30
Great looking guitar.

Interested to see what you wind up doing with it.
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#31
ippon, i am happy with my amps atm. i will likely get something higher buck at some other point.

in all reality recording is (should be) first priority. i have a interface, a mic and would use reaper or something, but i just need to get everything installed, etc. i have windows 8.1 so the interface may not even work. i am not a computer enthusiast, and i just don't know how to do things. i just got to snag my dad some time when he has time and he will help me or do it.

but i would love having a VH4 or something up there, just not a priority.
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#32
Quote by DubfromGA
Great looking guitar.

Interested to see what you wind up doing with it.


thanks. i will keep you all in the mix.

EDIT: it will get a pair of Dimarzio Twang Kings for pickups.
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