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"New" 1971 Fender Telecaster.
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Here's one for my fellow guitarists on here. I made myself an early Christmas present.
From the same era as our cars comes this beautiful 1971 Telecaster. It's dated January 1971 which is cool because I was born in January 1971. Smile

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(12-23-2013, 04:43 PM)phagan63 Wrote: Sweet ! I have no idea what year my Telecaster was made. I didn't pay very much for it so it's probably one of those more recently produced Mexican Fenders. Doesn't matter though because it has fantastic action. Damn near plays itself.

Send me a pm with your Tele's serial number and I will probably be able to tell you what you have.

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#3
Cool!

Ok, so from someone who loves to listen to guitar, what makes Gibson better or worse than a Fender? Is one better suited to a certain style of music, or is it just personal preference?
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They are different. Different woods, different scale lengths, different constructions. Only thing they have in common is they are guitars.

Unfortunately Gibsons are way overrated. Their quality standard is mediocre and half the Gibsons that get shipped to dealers are glorified fire wood. Some are really good on the other hand.
Gibson keep their prices high on purpose so that they stay desirable. The CEO does not even deny that.
I don't like that.
Fender have over the last years established quite a high quality level and are very consistent throughout the whole product range.
But I will probably get flamed for the above by the Gibson fans. :-)

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Jimmy Patrick Paige would tend to disagree...
Then again he could play Achilles with a ukele and bring a tear to my eye.

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no dadgum clue what a 71 telecaster is.... but it looks REALLY cool


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phagan63;158676 Wrote:
luxstang;158673 Wrote:Here's one for my fellow guitarists on here. I made myself an early Christmas present.
From the same era as our cars comes this beautiful 1971 Telecaster. It's dated January 1971 which is cool because I was born in January 1971. Smile

[Image: dudyryby.jpg]

Sweet ! I have no idea what year my Telecaster was made. I didn't pay very much for it so it's probably one of those more recently produced Mexican Fenders. Doesn't matter though because it has fantastic action. Damn near plays itself.

Does it say Squire on it? If it does it could me made in indonesia, or mexico (mexico being the better)
Mike, that is a great looking butterscotch blonde there.

phagan63;158705 Wrote:Here's how I see it ... Music is a form of art and musicians are artists as much as any painter or sculptor. Just as painters and sculptors have preferences as to which tools and materials they use, so do musicians. I know a few "older" phenomenal guitar players that swear by their old Sears Harmony acoustics and think very little of the latest high dollar Taylors and Martins. To a true guitar "player", not just a guitar "collector", it's the unique sound that his/her instrument makes when it's in his/her hands that makes it valuable to him/her, not the name on the headstock. I've never found myself thinking after hearing a skilled guitarist play something amazing ... "I bet that would have been better if he were playing a (blank) instead of a (blank) ".
As far as dollar value of an instrument goes, well ... with very sincere respect to you luxstang , I can't entirely agree with the idea that placing a high price on something will automatically make it more desirable. As my dad used to say "No matter how much you polish a turd, it's still a turd". I think in most instances it works completely the opposite way. In order to command a high price for something, it has to have some intrinsic quality that makes it desirable enough to actually get someone to pay that high price for it.
Gibson and Fender have both produced some damned fine guitars and also a few "turds" along the way. The fact is ... there are many artists out there that can create masterpieces with either.

Unfortunately Mike is correct about the intentional over price because of the name. If you pay some star enough money, and give him enough free stuff they will play your guitars no mater what they think of them. I personally have never played a les-paul that would stay in tune through a whole set, and chicken pickin style is out of the question on a gibson, but if your playing AC/DC, an SG is essential for proper replication, but, I can take my tele, 65 twin, line 6 XT live, and set it to sound so close it will blow your mind.
Most producers tell the studio musicians what to use for the sound they want on the CD but like Brent Mason said "if the producer does not demand a certain sound...I bring my Tele, and 65 twin" and I agree with him 100%
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Nice Axe from your birth year Luxstang very cool indeed. Seriously envious of you guys that can playBig Grin
Fender Gibson who cares the pleasure is too playSmile anyway doesn't God play a Rickenbacker Bass WinkWink


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Right On, Mike!!! Rock on!!!

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phagan63;158743 Wrote:
caspianwendell;158731 Wrote:
phagan63;158676 Wrote:Sweet ! I have no idea what year my Telecaster was made. I didn't pay very much for it so it's probably one of those more recently produced Mexican Fenders. Doesn't matter though because it has fantastic action. Damn near plays itself.

Does it say Squire on it? If it does it could me made in indonesia, or mexico (mexico being the better)

Mike, that is a great looking butterscotch blonde there.

phagan63;158705 Wrote:Here's how I see it ... Music is a form of art and musicians are artists as much as any painter or sculptor. Just as painters and sculptors have preferences as to which tools and materials they use, so do musicians. I know a few "older" phenomenal guitar players that swear by their old Sears Harmony acoustics and think very little of the latest high dollar Taylors and Martins. To a true guitar "player", not just a guitar "collector", it's the unique sound that his/her instrument makes when it's in his/her hands that makes it valuable to him/her, not the name on the headstock. I've never found myself thinking after hearing a skilled guitarist play something amazing ... "I bet that would have been better if he were playing a (blank) instead of a (blank) ".
As far as dollar value of an instrument goes, well ... with very sincere respect to you luxstang , I can't entirely agree with the idea that placing a high price on something will automatically make it more desirable. As my dad used to say "No matter how much you polish a turd, it's still a turd". I think in most instances it works completely the opposite way. In order to command a high price for something, it has to have some intrinsic quality that makes it desirable enough to actually get someone to pay that high price for it.
Gibson and Fender have both produced some damned fine guitars and also a few "turds" along the way. The fact is ... there are many artists out there that can create masterpieces with either.

Unfortunately Mike is correct about the intentional over price because of the name. If you pay some star enough money, and give him enough free stuff they will play your guitars no mater what they think of them. I personally have never played a les-paul that would stay in tune through a whole set, and chicken pickin style is out of the question on a gibson, but if your playing AC/DC, an SG is essential for proper replication, but, I can take my tele, 65 twin, line 6 XT live, and set it to sound so close it will blow your mind.
Most producers tell the studio musicians what to use for the sound they want on the CD but like Brent Mason said "if the producer does not demand a certain sound...I bring my Tele, and 65 twin" and I agree with him 100%

No mine says "Fender" on it. I've been told though that there are slight differences between the American made Fenders and the Mexican made ones. Quality is about the same but they use different woods I believe. The Mexican ones are cheaper probably because of the cheaper labor costs to produce them. That's my guess anyway.

It will say on the headstock if it was made in Mexico, or Indonesia and as far as I know they are only assembled there with same parts as US fenders. The Fender Squire's are different as they use cheap parts, and scrap wood.
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