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Damn.

If you ever need to hide a guitar from the wife, you just let me know!
 
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I wouldn't quite say that she's fully supportive, but,
she's happy that I'm getting rid of other stuff.
 

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Congrats!!

I'm going to have to get used to seeing you play a Tele...LOL

That guitar looks like it has hardly been played in the past ~40 years! Seriously!!
Are the "triangles" beside the volume and tone knobs just masking tape "position" indicators?
I didn't know that some of the early Teles had belly cuts. Very nice feature.
What is it like for weight and is the neck a "60's" profile?
 
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Tnx Dave.

Are the "triangles" beside the volume and tone knobs just masking tape "position" indicators?
It may be. I tried scrapping it off with my thumb nail with no success. Will inspect it closer in the morning.

I didn't know that some of the early Teles had belly cuts. Very nice feature.
Neither did I. And you know my belly. lol. Glad it's there.

What is it like for weight and is the neck a "60's" profile?
It has weight. I'll put 'er on the scale and let you know.
As to profile, I have no idea. Never did. A neck is a neck is a neck to me.
I adapt and conquer, regardless of what I'm playing.
It does look to be based on a 72 Custom, so, whatever that was.
Someday, I'll have to research that, along with radius, C, V, U shapes .. blah, blah, woof, woof.
 

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I never really think about neck shape until I pick up a V profile guitar. One of my friends has an acoustic with one, I'm still in disbelief he bought it 10+ years later.
 

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Congrats! I took a long time to warm up to Tele's too. Love 'em now.
 

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I love custom style teles. I'm actually having one built by MJT guitars in missouri right now.
Hoping it doesn't turn out to be 9lbs but I guess we'll find out

curious to hear your thoughts on the pickups btw
 

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I'd be curious too. lol.
I plugged it in. Only the neck pup makes sound.
And that's at ten. No sound from the bridge.
I hear cracklin' as I turn the knobs.
I'll open 'er up later today for inspection.
That is VERY frustrating! ...especially as it looks so new/well kept.
Please let us know what you find.
 
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I researched the codes stamped on the back of the Maxon pups.
8-8-75. I don't know if that's the pup's manufacture date or the guitar?

That is VERY frustrating! ...especially as it looks so new/well kept.
Please let us know what you find.
Connections look clean and nicely soldered.
The pots probably just need a good spray/cleaning (or maybe replacing?).
Otherwise, I don't know why this is not working.

Some guts shots.

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Awesome!

Did you check the input jack?
 
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I'll check it again, however, there is sound (on one pup only, at ten), so, the jack would be ok?
I'll try pot cleaning first, then diagnose from there.
Worst case? Swap it all out for something tasty.
 

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I'll check it again, however, there is sound (on one pup only, at ten), so, the jack would be ok?
I'll try pot cleaning first, then diagnose from there.
Worst case? Swap it all out for something tasty.
Is the sound at ten from the one pickup at the sound level you would expect for "ten" ...or just a bit of sound coming through?
I'm assuming that davetcan is making the point that the jack could be making minimal/poor/intermittent contact.

Swapping out the pots might be the best solution in the end...especially if they don't read very well throughout their rotation on your meter.
 
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