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NGD! American Vintage ’64 Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by RadioFM74, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Strat-O-Master

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    As some of you might know, I just bought from a fellow TDPRI-er/Strat-Talker and friend @mimmo a gorgeous ’64 Tele. Yesterday all I could do was to take her home. Today I have taken the time to set her up and get to know her.

    First off, let me say that she’s one of the most beautiful teles I’ve ever set my eyes on. The body is a stunning blonde, with wonderful wood grain and a few dings that – to my eyes – only add to the charm. The dark and smooth board earned her the nickname “Chocolate” (short form: Coco). The neck is all I hoped for. A big “C” tapering from .83” at 1st fret to a nice full .97” at the 12th… it closely resembles the neck of my AV 65 Strat, which I love. The guitar was set up very well by Mimmo’s tech. All I did was lower the action a tiny little bit to make the action a bit softer (she has some fight in her, this one, and I like that too). The pickups were set low, which gave her a beautifully airy and sweet tone. Just to even the output with my AV52, I raised them and now she has a very interesting sound: in your face and wiry, yet sweet if you want it to be. Only mod in sight – I might want to put a nice quality 1-ply guard in there.

    I had the chance of playing with a friend, with the 52 (him) and the 64 (me) in the same amp. In this way, I could appreciate the subtle but significant difference between the two teles… can’t say which I love more. They are different and I have the feeling that now I have the two quintessential teles in my stable. I’m in love. It’s another lifer. The only slightly sad thing is that my little red Baja 60s will have to go, but that’s another story, for another thread…

    Where was I? As yes: pics! Here she is, smothered in case candy (thank you Mimmo!) and with her sisters!

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  2. CDox

    CDox New Member!

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    Congrats
     
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  3. TomH8

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    Can that possibly have anymore hang tags?

    That is seriously sweet. congrats
     
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  4. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Strat-O-Master

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    They really went over the top with the AVs :D
     
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    Beautiful Telecaster! Congratulations.
     
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    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nice!
     
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  7. montemerrick

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    very sweet!
     
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    Very Sexy Guitars
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
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  10. Mr Hockey

    Mr Hockey Strat-Talker

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    Congratulations on your AV 64 Tele. They are great guitars.
     
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    Right color, right neck ,i love it. Congrats and I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the pictures.
     
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  12. mimmo

    mimmo Strat-Talker

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    I have just saw your thread, @RadioFM74 :oops:

    I really dig your family, really high quality there and I think you have a great taste. Enjoy it in very good health!

    Ps. from my side I am looking for an AV 72 custom in black, unfortunately they are so difficult to find. Fingers crossed!
     
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  13. RadioFM74

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    Pretty sure one will turn up, maybe when you’re no longer thinking of it, and then you’ll have to be quick to snatch it! I missed a beautiful AV56 strat (still on the lookout) but I got Coco ;)
     
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  14. Jesse414

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    Beautiful... So when are you inviting us all over so we can try it out hehe. Happy tele day to you:)
     
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  15. mimmo

    mimmo Strat-Talker

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    Not bad I'd say ;)
    (I like Coco!)

    I just found one 72 Custom in the UK but the seller won't ship the guitar, only face to face.
    Will keep searching, if you see one please let me know :)
     
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  16. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Strat-O-Master

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    Give me a range of possibilities… check flights between Wisconsin and Northern Italy ;)
     
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    Beautiful guitar and congratulations on your purchase! That '64 AV Tele is at the top of my "need" list.
     
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  18. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Strat-O-Master

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    It’s really an impressive guitar. Mine leastways – but the few I tried were consistently in the “great” category.
     
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