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Jeffty

Austin TX USA

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Sep 17th, 2017 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Please pardon what seems like a stupid question but unlike whole guitars I've no idea if separate parts have any real worth. Back in the 70's I owned a '52 Telecaster and back then it was no sin to rework or refinish one...so I did. That guitar is long gone but I still have the original PU switch and the original large tone capacitor that I swapped out for newer stuff back then.

Do these have any collector's value? If so, will someone give me a ballpark figure? I can't find any comps on eBay or Reverb. Thanks.

(This message was last edited by Jeffty at 12:29 PM, Sep 17th, 2017)

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Sep 17th, 2017 10:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I once sold a vibrato arm and assorted screws from an early 60's Melody Maker for $120.


Throw it up on eBay and see what happens.



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Creed

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Sep 17th, 2017 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep. Include detailed, clear, close-up pics and someone will pay you stoopid money for that stuff.

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

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Sep 21st, 2017 12:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You might be surprised!

A luthier friend of mine found a 50's Stratocaster 3-way switch with the grounding plate he had in his stash of old guitar parts.

He put it up for sale on Ebay and got over $500 for it.

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Sep 21st, 2017 03:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The truth. Of course you could search for 50s Telecaster in guitar parts and see what they are bringing.

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Sep 22nd, 2017 04:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender used the same knobs, pots and switches in the Tele and some of their steel guitars. I have 2 knobs and a switch from a '53 triple neck Fender Steel. Might be worth a little something. Probably worth more to me than any buyer.

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