It's a beauty and it's amazing that even in 2014, THAT right there, down to the fine details, is exactly what most guys still want when they say they want a Tele.It's a '52, bone stock.
I had a B-Bender a few years ago. Local used bargain I couldn't resist, but I re-sold it after the novelty wore off. Really neat thing that bender, but it made the guitar heavy and sapped away some tone mojo IMO. I don't know if it was that or the modern bridge\saddles\pickups, but it didn't really sound like a proper Tele to me, it sounded more like a generic Strat.Was playing a Nashville Tele with a B-Bender last week. I didn't really dig the whole bender thing, but the Tele was exquisite! Loved the 3-pickup config too. Never was a Tele lover but that one could sure change my mind!
Wow indeed.. I missed that this was a vintage '52. If there are pics, the aren't showing up for me on this thread.Wow, a real '52. When I read '52 I just assumed it was a reissue. Lucky man! It looks perfect!!
When I was researching to purchase a Tele, I found many positive comments regarding Nocaster pickups. I bought a Nocaster Relic and love the damn thing.I just picked up my first tele .Its a mim and has a duncan little 59 in the bridge .I have a jerry donahue pickup and some brss saddles that I bought in a pawn shop about a year ago (too good a deal to pass up) . Thinking about putting the JD in instead of the 59 and putting a duncan prails in the neck and changing the steel saddles for the brass . Any advice from a seasoned tele owner?
Beautiful 52 !
Pics should show up.