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Fender American Deluxe Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Pwscoper, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Pwscoper

    Pwscoper TDPRI Member

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Mobile, Alabama
    Does being a 60th anniversary tele make it any different from other American Deluxe Telecaster?
     

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  2. guitarzan13

    guitarzan13 Friend of Leo's

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    Jul 25, 2006
    LaGrange, GA
    Welcome!!! I don't think so but I am sure that someone will answer soon with the specs on it.
     
  3. Hollandcaster

    Hollandcaster Tele-Holic

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    Jan 31, 2005
    Wagenberg, Holland
    Well, they should have locking tuners at least...
     
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  5. Lobomov

    Lobomov Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    I have a zircon like that as well same place on my run of the mill Tele .. I think they slapped those on everything that moved in 2006. I'm not quite sure, but I think the true limited anniversary models had it printed on the body or similar.
     
  6. Zillinois

    Zillinois Friend of Leo's

    Feb 25, 2009
    Seattle
    No, sorry it doesn't. those were "Fender 60th Anniversary" emblems. Fender did several other "60th Anniversary Of telecasters", ala the Telebration series in 2011, and a lot of Custom Shop models.
     
  7. Downshift

    Downshift Tele-Holic

    544
    Jan 16, 2006
    Arizona
    I even had a fender strap that had one of those on it.
     
  8. Phelonious Ponk

    Phelonious Ponk Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2011
    charlotte, nc
  9. John C

    John C Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 20, 2005
    Kansas City
    That is correct - pretty much every USA and MIM production-line Fender got that little medallion in 2006 (I believe they chose to not put them on the AVRI models but I could be wrong on that). There was not a true limited edition American Deluxe model; the USA "60th Anniversary limited editions" were based on the American Series models and had an unique finish and a real industrial diamond instead of the zirconia.

    The locking tuners didn't get added to the American Deluxe Teles until the 2010 spec change; they had regular non-locking tuners prior to that.
     
  10. Pwscoper

    Pwscoper TDPRI Member

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Mobile, Alabama
    Thanks everyone! Good to know. Either way it's an
    awesome guitar!
     
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