American Original 60's Tele

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  1. Baelzebub

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    Looking for input or comments from anyone who has any about this model. Ran across someone who is basically an acoustic player who won one basically opened the box, took it out, put it in the case. And there it's sat.

    It's Fiesta Red, not my favorite shade, but I might consider it at the right price, but don't know much about that model.

    Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Replaced The AVRI in (I believe) 2018.

    Vintage specs, except for 9.5" radius, and taller frets. Nitro finish.

    Around $2K MAP brand new.
     
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    You know you want it Baelzebub, whip out that wallet...:D
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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  6. Baelzebub

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    I would but I'm afraid my moth collection would escape!:p
     
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    Pictures?
     
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    I wouldn't worry, I'm sure they were all crushed to death under that stack of Benji's.
     
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    They ate the benjis...but the plastic mighta killed em!
     
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    The American original series is definitely very valid IMO.
    If you're not a 7.25 radius purist, I can definitely recommend it.
     
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    My opinion of an item is highly swayed by the price. How much are they asking?
     
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    Fiesta Red? Rosewood Board? What’s not to love? I mean seriously, Fiesta Red is an awesome color, and even if you don’t like it, you can wear off the finish by playing it like heck ;)
     
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    $1750 but I think there's a little room to talk.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Vintage Tall frets, it's kinda like if the 6230s and 6105s had a baby.
     
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    I don’t think I’d spring for it at that price unless I really loved it. But I’m a cheapo
     
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    Sounds like a beauty.
     
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    will the seller let you play it?
     
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    I have one and it’s freaking amazing.

    If I can help with something more specific then that, let me know. But seriously it’s the best tele I’ve ever laid my hands on. Even the neck pickup sounds tasty.

    edit…here’s a pic of mine for some inspiration

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  19. Baelzebub

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    Same here. And besides, I'm in divestiture mode. Once I get things down to a reasonable number...10 or under, I'd maybe look at another Tele as I only have 2 keepers right at the moment...

    Seller's in no rush to sell it, so it'll be there, if/when.
     
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    Nice! Even price is… hmmm what about a japan made ‘62 or something? There are really great guitars, small improvements on pups&electro and you might get at least an american like version…