Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vintage Guitars and Rock 'n Roll Wine Selling

Yeah, I’m still out, but this remote posting to show off one of my favorite wine buyers vintage electic Guitars. Harris Polakof, whom I have known for 20 years, has set up some of his out of this world collection of vintage guitars on the tasting table. So while we taste wine (as we did with Laurent from Rapitala last week) we have some mighty fine musical instruments to look at. A little different, but that’s the way we do it down in Big D. We put the “D” in different. Flyover country? Yeah, what’s it to ya? Happy hump day y’all. I’m heading for a roaring river and some whitewater thrills.



A really old vintage Fender. Anybody care to guess what it is? Jar?

4 comments:

Scott said...

I'm more of a Gibson guy but it's an interesting Telecaster. Everything about it says '50s except the pickguard. Leo wanted his guitars to be more utilitarian and it wasn't until later that they added more sophisticated features like fancy colors and rosewood fingerboards, etc. They pretty much all had black pickguards (ala Springsteen's) until around 1960. The natural finish changed around that time from the raw ash to a milky white clearcoat.

It looks like it has the 'Spaghetti' logo from the '50s also. If it's a '57 it would have the classic v-shaped 'boat' neck that's a player's dream. I'd have to take a look at the serial # to put a date on it. Last time I was in there I was distracted by the Eddie Van Halen Kramer.

dfredman said...

It looks old enough to be an Esquire, what with its single pickup and layers of nicotine on the body and metal work. It's certainly got a lot of character...

Do Bianchi said...

I'm going to go with a 52 Tele, finish removed and new pick guard. Bridge looks original though. Looking forward to checking out that shop!

Scott said...

Swung by today and took a closer look. Harris confirmed it's a '59 from early in the year before they switched to the rosewood fingerboards. White pickguards showed up in '58 and the 5 digit serial # checks out. It is an Esquire model with only the bridge pickup and not a pure Tele and it does sport the spaghetti logo. Very cool guitar any way you slice it.

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