Saturday, October 27, 2012

1974 Tele Deluxe in Pittsburgh for $2K

This seller in Pittsburgh is offering this Tele Deluxe for only $2K which is a nice deal since market on these is over $3K in recent years.  These are associated with Keith Richards but of course Keith has played LOTS of different guitars over the years including every type of Tele there is.  His most well known Tele that he has played on stage for 25 years is actually a 1953 Telecaster with a Gibson PAF at the neck - it is not a Tele Custom as many people assume.    

The seller is playing at a bar in Pirttsburgh tonight so you can go check it out there and decide for yourself.

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Fender Telecaster Deluxe 1974 w/ original case - $2000 ( Carson St. Downtown(see note))


Date: 2012-10-23, 10:28AM EDT
5wpdb-3358918425@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Mocha Brown 1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe. Original period Fender case and rare original period Fender leather shoulder strap included.


This is not a re-issue. It is a well worn original which has typical dings, minor buckle rash & the familiar Fender finish glaze cracks through the aged clearcoat/laquer. It looks exactly like those Roadworn Relic Fenders from the Fender Custom Shop. I have owned this guitar since 1976. Serial# 562356

In 1980, after owning & playing the Tele for 6 years, it became hard to keep in tune, etc. so I brought it to a local music store & they sent it to Virgil Lay in Youngstown. Oh. for setup. They intonated, set the action, crowned the frets & changed the nut. I still have the original bill/invoice from it.

In 1982 I bought a used DiMarzio Super Distortion humbucker & installed it in the bridge(I needed more crunch & was limited by my amp). The Dimarzio gave me the needed crunch but I sacrificed tone for it. It worked for me.

Around 1992 I bought a H/S/S Strat w/ locking tremelo & stopped using the Tele. That guitar did the job of both for me. I took the DiMarzio humbucker out of the Tele & installed it in the new Strat, & put the original Seth Lover humbucker back in the Tele in 1992 & retired the Tele.

So the only things done were removing the original bridge pickup, then reinstalling it years later, & having a setup done in 1980, which resulted in them replacing the nut & crowning the frets. The only other thing is when I dug out the original humbucker to re-install it, I misplaced the screws, so the pickup mounting screws are also not original. Other than that, it is a fairly well-worn original.

Comfortable llightweight, low-action 35+ year old USED, playable & collectible Fender in used collectible & playable condition....no surprises.


$2000. local pickup/cash only

MAY trade for a same color '72 Telecaster Deluxe reissue + cash. MAY also trade for these specific Baritones: a MIJ Fender Jaguar Baritone Custom(Custom...NOT Special) + cash, a Schecter Hellcat VI Baritone + cash, or an Agile Argus Baritone + cash. All of these baritone guitars generally have a 30" scale & E-E tuning.

*I am looking to sell outright, or trade for a very different specific vintage tone & feel. I am only interested in the above 3 specific 6-string baritone guitars for possible trade. I am not interested in any other Fender, Gibson, guitar, bass, baritone, amplifier, etc *


**I WILL BE PLAYING AT EXCUSES BAR & GRILL 2526 E. CARSON ST. DOWNTOWN ON SAT. OCT 27 FROM 10-2. I WILL HAVE THIS GUITAR WITH ME & WILL PLAY A FEW SONGS WITH IT. COME & CHECK IT OUT IF INTERESTED.


 

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