This 1997 Squier Korean Pro Tone was calling me

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by Robb, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Age:
    52
    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Altough I promised myself to stop searching I just checked " a little" on CL yesterday morning around 5am
    and this guitar was calling me in distress. Since the ad was up 30 minutes before I taught I could call the guy right away (remember it w 1997 Squier Pro 8.JPG 1997 Squier Pro 4.JPG 1997 Squier Pro 2.JPG 1997 Squier Pro.JPG 1997 Squier Pro Candy.JPG as 5:05 am) and the man was home and awake :)

    Son I hopped in my truck and was there in a wink, he explained to me that he had this guitar for nearly 20 years and took great care of it, changing the bridge for an American Standard, the pickups for American
    CS vintage 52's and the pickguard for a black tortoise DW , all of this in a GREAT and heavy padded gigbag.
    It's kinda hard to see in the pics but this guitar has a highly figured ash body and is made out of only one piece, the neck is incredibly thin and smooth, the craftmanship is way better than most of my other Tele's.

    The man had just bought a 2016 American RI52 Fender Telecaster and just wanted to get rid of this one,
    he was asking $175 and I offered him $140 and he said yes !!!

    I was a happy puppy, and to top it all, when I was on the door step, the man told me to wait and went to his
    shop bringing me back all the original parts he had kept for years !

    It's safe to say that was a FINE day.
     
  2. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    Wow! Great deal.Original parts included,that is the deal of the day.
     
    dbrian66, Flyer91, Treynor and 2 others like this.
  3. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    48
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia Suburbs
    Dude those are the rarest ProTones, looks like a one piece body ! SuperSquierScore !
     
    dbrian66, Flyer91, Acidhouse and 4 others like this.
  4. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Age:
    52
    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Are you serious ? Rare ? I really didnt know that, well another good point for me :)
    It is a 1 piece body and the finish is gorgeous. Thank's

     
    dbrian66, Flyer91, Treynor and 2 others like this.
  5. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    Stunning, body, killer score! I have not seen a 1-piece like that, or grain that beautiful! The early bird gets the worm!
     
    Flyer91, Kenneth Mountain and Robb like this.
  6. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

    Age:
    58
    Mar 31, 2015
    Monroe WA
    Wow! you guys and you steal deals are killing me! that is a nice one!
     
    Flyer91, Kenneth Mountain and Robb like this.
  7. Kickstand

    Kickstand Squier-Nut

    Age:
    66
    952
    Dec 23, 2015
    El Mirage Arizona
    Great price on a great guitar. That is the best looking Pro Tone Tele body that I have seen.
     
    Flyer91, Kenneth Mountain and Robb like this.
  8. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Nice Man - I can see the body - it looks custom shop quality - Congratulations x10 !
     
    Flyer91, Treynor and Robb like this.
  9. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    It's going to take awhile before a nicer squier comes on here - you got the deal of the qtr. or more

    really sweet !
     
    Flyer91, Bailey1214 and Robb like this.
  10. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    48
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia Suburbs
    This is not the first ProTone Tele I seen with a one piece body, there was one on EBay and the price went to rediculous heights ... not even American teles have one pieces, let alone one piece ash
    ... this is one of the nicest teles I've ever seen :cool:
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2017
    Flyer91, Robb and Kenneth Mountain like this.
  11. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Man your killing it.. those show up once in a while, but a one piece body probably is rare.. now I have to check mine but I believe its 2 or 3 peices.. those parts alone were worth the price of admission... at least somebody's spending my money wisely... :D
     
    Flyer91, Kenneth Mountain and Robb like this.
  12. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Age:
    52
    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Ha ! ha ! ha ! Brother you are the best and you're my inspiration , as always :D.

    Now that I showed you mine show me (us) yours.

     
  13. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

    Age:
    54
    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    Ha Robb you are incorrigible.... Like the rest of us! ;)
    I know you love Teles well, you have found a beautiful one.

    Congrats! Great deal. I am happy for you buddy. :)
     
    Flyer91, Kenneth Mountain and Robb like this.
  14. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Age:
    52
    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Howdy Jim,

    Thank's for knowing me better than I :D

    I'm now lurking at a 1994 Fender American Standard in a GREAT yellowing sunburst,
    we'll see tomorrow if I am lucky, I have not been in a while... :D hope this time is the good one

     
  15. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY

    haven't been lucky ? didn't I see a gold gibby a little while ago ? and a 4 wheel truck ? sorry dude I have a strange memory - not lucky - what's it gonna take ? LOL you been pretty lucky - we all have lately ! ! amen !
     
    Flyer91 and Robb like this.
  16. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Does my heart good when a fellow STer gets a great deal like that. Wow!
     
    Jim Belaye, Flyer91, Treynor and 2 others like this.
  17. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Age:
    52
    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    I know, I'm always lucky 'cause I love life and it loves me.
    Ain't nothing like you guys you ALL are the best and as I always say you ALL inspire me.

    Peace y'all

     
  18. OldGuitarPlayer

    OldGuitarPlayer Squier-Nut

    838
    Jul 17, 2012
    the basement
    That is an absolute stunning guitar and incredible deal! I love rosewood fingerboards on teles. Congrats man!

    I wish our Kijiji or CL yielded such beautiful guitars at great prices. I have not seen a decent used Squier tele for sale around here in years. It's always used Squier Affinity strats. Never teles.
     
  19. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Back at ya ! ! I feel pretty lucky most of the time ! !
     
    Flyer91, ElRey67 and Robb like this.
  20. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Age:
    52
    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    You're right buddy, there's not enough Teles on CL and Kijiji and it's because you , me ,
    and all our Friends here on S-T are keeping them like precious treasures, witch they are.