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Player-Grade Vintage Guitar: Dan's 1965 Fender Telecaster [Want a Custom Shop? Watch This First!]

Published 07 Oct 2022

The story of Dan's Vintage Tele – refret, rewire & much more!

Welcome to the show – Dan here, hello! In 2015 I found my dream guitar: a 1965 Fender Telecaster. Four years later, I was lucky enough to own it. This video documents my journey with this astonishing guitar, as we talk through various topics including 'player-grade' vintage instruments and how – if you're thinking about spending serious amounts of cash on a guitar – a distinctly 'non-perfect' instrument is definitely worth considering.
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Pedals & stuff used in this video
• Vahlbruch Kaluna Valve Overdrive

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 Intro
0:35 Finding my dream guitar
1:17 The return of the old Tele
2:00 What work does it need?
2:30 Zach Broyles from Mythos Pedals
3:40 What would it be worth?
4:17 What is player grade?
13:30 What about Fender Custom Shop?
14:53 Matt from Monty’s refret magic
16:50 How does it sound?
18:18 KTS Titanium saddles
21:08 How does Red compare?
22:17 New pots and pickup selector
27:37 Rewinding the neck pickup
31:00 50s wiring?
37:21 Trying out the new neck pickup
40:28 Neck pickup improv

Guitars in this episode:
• 1965 Fender Telecaster

Amps & cabs in this episode:
• LazyJ J20 with 1 x 12-inch Celestion Alnico Blue

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