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Would you buy just 51-53 Tele Body unfinished and Neck some finish

MapleFlame

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After the previous thread Too Good. Many of you know that I take in horrible guitars for projects and luckily they turn out to be fantastic guitars. "Gibson" I have a 63 Strat refin that plays and sounds terrific. How bout buying a 51-53 Tele Body removed finish and Neck with some refinish. Lets say no routs on body, neck some plugged holes in tuners but in great shape. Would these be a great project and a great playing and sounding scenario with some good afternarket parts. Curious what you guys think.
 
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Unbound Dot Neck

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Steve-O

Yes indeed, but there is a lot of magic in those early pickups !
Especially the bridge pup .

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Progear

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I recently purchased a '56 tele with a refinished body and overspray neck, the best tele I every played... needs a refret, but dang it's a sweet guitar... pretty special... go for it.... :dude:
 
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