It is an early model, the slightly more rounded or V shaped headstock tips on your guitar and the cream one that I own.
Compared to the later models, the Red Tele and the Black ST
Impossible for me to give you an exact......MORE »
Nice guitars, I have owned 3, I sold the black one regretted it and bought the cream colored one.
If you are comfortable taking the neck off, they often have a date writen on the neck heal, and neck pocket.
Its and ESP parts guitar, ESP sold parts in the early eighties. Value and quality would partly depend on who assembled it. Parts quality would be as good or better than Fender american standard, but generally do not......MORE »
During the 1960s, the entire approach to composing, arranging, performing, and producing music in regard to the bass changed radically. The decade began with the standard still being the upright acoustic bass, and ended with......MORE »
It legitimate - usually these have more rounded horns - however I have seen some with the squared off edges like yours.
I assume it was perhaps a transitional model year where the shape and headstock combination......MORE »
I'm not sure if they are the "best" but before I started using EMGs, I used the Seymour Duncan Black Winter pickups. They have a nasty high gain output.