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csmart01
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I figured buying American might stimulate things along. Hey, I'm only trying to do my part. :wink:

American Vintage ‘52 Telecaster®


   
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katmetal
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That's a real beauty! :)


   
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You're a real patriot!

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Ande


   
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BmanCV-60
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Never been a big Tele fan but that may change; dang that's nice! Great case too! Please talk to my wife!!! :mrgreen:

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werner77
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Nice guitar man. A guitar player will ALWAYS find money to buy his next guitar. hehe

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Dan T.
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A real American beauty! :mrgreen:

Dan

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rparker
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Congrats! Another envious one here. 8)

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
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The Dali
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Sweet! :mrgreen:

-=- Steve

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cheesehead54
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A thing of beauty. Is that butterscotch?


   
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crkt246
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Awsome guitar. 8)


   
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JoeHempel
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Thanks for helping the American Economy!!!

Looks like a sweet guitar

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Vic Lewis VL
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One more vote for, "Ooh, that's beautiful....."

Recession? As long as good men are willing to spend good money on good guitars, I say to hell with the recession!

I was checking the price on a Squier Custom Telecaster today with my local store. Four years ago, I bought one for £169....today, the same guitar is £265.....roughly a 57% increase.

It's not the recession that's crippling us, it's inflation - I'm pretty sure my income hasn't gone up by 57% in the last four years!

:( :( :(

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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U2Bono269
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the tele I bought a month ago for 1000 now costs 1300. even the asking prices of used gear on craigslist is going up...often up too high but that's another issue.

beautiful tele there. i wish i could have picked up a butterscotch but eh. enjoy it.

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rparker
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My Fender Blues Deluxe Re-issue went from $600 to $900 in 19 months.

Roy
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csmart01
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Thanks for the comments. It's funny where this thread drifted to... it being an investment. That thought was what made me pull the trigger on it (that and I got an amazing deal). This is hands down a big purchase for me but in looking at how any money I have in 401k's and other plans has gone down around 45% this seemed like a good place to invest :D

I really love this guitar, it is amazing how a really good quality instrument sounds and feels (even in my less than proficient hands). I have a Squire '51 and an Epi and a Washburn... crap, it's dawning on me I may have too many guitars... but last year I purchased a American Made Guild D-55 and now this electric and I must say while I have loved and enjoyed all those "lower end" guitars over many years these two new ones are just an order of magnitude over the old ones. My Squire '51 (that I will never part with) always felt smooth as silk on the neck and sounded great... until I picked up the new Tele and play them back and forth. Same for the Washburn D-10 and Epiphone PR5-E... they always sounded great to me, then I got the D-55... oh my, what a difference. I can only say if you happen on the extra money and can make it work, you will never regret purchasing a high end instrument.

PS: I just googled the PR5 to make sure I got the model number correct for this post and it sells for $329... It was a while ago but I know I didn't pay more than $249 for mine. OK... everybody cash in their 401k's and buy guitars :shock:


   
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