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Chance opportunity 2017 Tele.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Cesspit, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. ponce

    ponce Tele-Meister

    329
    Dec 21, 2011
    Croatia
    So Standard became Pro. What are the improvements?
     

  2. bluzkat

    bluzkat Tele-Meister

    334
    Feb 20, 2011
    Lansing, Michigan
    New pickups (V-Mods), vintage style bridge w/compensated saddles, satin finish on the neck. Great guitars, I love mine!

    The American Deluxe Tele is now the American Elite.

    Check them out online, tons of info.
     

  3. 73Fender

    73Fender Friend of Leo's

    Feb 28, 2010
    Jersey Shore
    Oh well, as a PSA I'll list what got my interest. As a regular CL window shopper (4 of them in NJ) I saw this, the 3 saddle bridge jumped out at me. I wasn't expecting one on a replacement for the Am Std. Then learned about the fatter neck etc. But I'm in downsize mode, this looks like a nice deal if anyone is local, if I were looking I'd be checking it out. No affiliations of course.
    https://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/d/2017-fender-american/6318801843.html
     

  4. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    ^^^I'd be all over that if I was local.
     

  5. hotrodkid

    hotrodkid Tele-Holic

    880
    Mar 19, 2011
    South Florida
    I like the pickups, and with the treble bleed mod you can get endless tones.
     

  6. 73Fender

    73Fender Friend of Leo's

    Feb 28, 2010
    Jersey Shore
    Yup, I look at CL on a regular basis and there is a lot of crap for sure but some possible jems pop up on a regular basis. That's how I got my 2011 Am Std Tele (Blizzard Pearl with a RW board) around 2012 or so. Original owner pretty much unplayed and about $700. I also have other Teles with vintage bridges.

    If that one I linked had a RW board and Olympic White finish I would be unable to resist. I have my Am Std set where I like it ..installed a 4 way switch and CS Texas Special in the bridge position. My only complaint is the long saddle adjustment screws, they are an odd ball size and pretty much unobtainable in a shorter length. If you don't use the micro tilt, they stand pretty high. I've considered grinding them down but have not been motivated to invest the time and trouble.

    How high are the frets on the new Pro? As high as the old Tele Specials? I like mediums or low. Pretty cool Fender gave us a fatter neck.
     

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