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PSA: 1970 Fender Telecaster at DGS

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                                     I love the look of a old worn Fender Telecasters,body wear and fingerboard wear,I think they look so cool. I have owned a few but I have always sold them, just something about that guitar that just does not feel like home for me.  Love to look at them but that is about it....................this IS a very cool guitar and I had one just like it long ago..............HAD.

 

 

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Not leaving the house.

Besides, me and Teles have an agreement: If they stop giving me G.A.S, I'll stop trying to figure out how to make one sound right. So far, we're both holding up our ends.

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My fear, after 34 years of being a "Strat guy" is my perfect Strat is in reality a Tele.

OTOH: does anyone else remember the sheer disdain these 70's Fenders were met with back in the 80's? I marvel now at how highly regarded they seem to be. Granted, there were good and bad in all of them, but these prices!

ETA: this particular one doesn't suffer the "northern ash" issue of competing with Gibson contemporaries for "heaviest instrument." My S9 Strat was close to 10 lbs!

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22 minutes ago, velorush said:

My fear, after 34 years of being a "Strat guy" is my perfect Strat is in reality a Tele.

Purple Haze was recorded on a Telecaster.  You need a Tele to get Purple Haze to sound right. 

Face your fear. 

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I could inhabit the mortal coil of Hendrix himself and still not get that right!

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For comparison (and again, no affiliation), DGS Madison just recently got in a 'typical' '79 Strat...blonde finish, ash body, 9.8 lbs (AKA about 9 lbs 13 oz) with weight relief...needs a refret, so apparently the weight didn't prevent someone from playing it.  Check out the photos of the interior routs:

https://davesguitar.com/products/fender/stratocaster-79-madison-608-405-8770/

 

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I have my 73 Tele from high school. Traded for it  in 73 with another kid who actually couldn’t play. He had it but no amp. I had a shitty ss amp and a shitty electric, a Harmony maybe. He was happy. He just wanted to make noise .. he was an eccentric artist type. 
Mine is clear ash and a little over 9lbs. I don’t actually use it much but I’m glad I have it. Sentimental reasons I guess. 

I do recall being pleased with how it cut through the mix on stage back then. 

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