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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Jethro, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Jethro

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    I figured I may as well start this and see if it peaks any interest or discussion. I've had mine now for 3 weeks and it has quickly become my main go-to electric.

    Btw....Original Brown's Canyon's welcome too, however few there may be
     

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    Thanks Jethro.....Original Brown's Canyon here....I was able to get one of the first back in early May...I will be honest I have not played it much but I am thrilled to own one.
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  3. Jethro

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    Welcome Hotrod....Since they're only building 500 I wonder if we could hit close to that mark. LOL
     
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    I'm curious, does the Brown's Canyon come with some kind of certificate besides the picture of the bridge?
     
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    Hello!

    Now i have found my way here too! More later.
     

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    On the Back of the certificate in the photo is the history.
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    Hotrod, thanks for posting this. Although the guitar is just the same as the Old Growth, yours is a true collectible. Congratulations!
     
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    Thank you sir...if you saw on one of my original post I purchased one and returned it....after much thought I went back and bought the other one the dealer had..another member close to me bought the first one I owned...pics of both are on the forums. I think only about 5 or so of these were released before they went to the old growth version.
     
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    I can't help but wonder if at some point Fender may share how the serial numbers reflect the time line on these builds, and at what point did they run out of the actual trestle supply and start using their other redwood stock.
     
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    Yes, I've read that, great story. That was a close call! Did you ever contact Fender and ask how many Brown's Canyon Teles were made?


    I doubt that Fender will shed any light on that but I've noticed that some Old Growths look a little different, they have a more broad grain and are a little lighter and more reddish in color. Could that indicate that the wood is from a different stock?
     
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    No I didnt contact fender I have a fairly good relationship with my dealer he has spoken with Fender...this is where I got the approx. # of 5 units... I know of 2 for certain.
     
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    I would assume that we'll see many varied grain patterns and colors. The grain width is hugely affected by the orientation of the cut, and being that this lumber is 200+ years old I would think that we'll see a lot of different hue's to the color. I suppose the different stock could play a part in this as well
     
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    As posted in other discussions, this is my OG Tele. I only have 3 pictures. I will add more in the future. This is a great looking and sounding guitar. I added a picture of one of those filled nail holes. I think that this may represent that I got wood from the Brown's Canyon bridge or maybe not.

    I am a player, not a collector but having said that, I wish I could have landed one of those Brown Canyons. Its just a great story to go with the guitar.

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    i want a browns canyon tele so bad! the history there just has so much mojo!
     
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    My Old Growth Tele

    Pictures taken by the dealer (Dave's Guitar in LaCrosse). I'll add some of my own soon.
     

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    Thanks again to Hotrod40 for posting the back of the certificate.
    ....and now for some more Old Growth goodness.

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    If you want the real story on these (and I own one too) you can contact Jeff Krause at Fender (jkrause@fender.com). Jeff contacted me a couple of weeks ago and explained why my guitar is an Old Growth Tele rather than the Browns Canyon model. He was very informative and I think, truthful. I posted it on the Tele Discussion forum at that time.
     
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    Thanks for the tip...I emailed Jeff yesterday to see if I could get any further info related to serial numbers vs timeline/wood-stock used
     
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    waiting patiently for the answer.let us know.
     
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    Haven't heard anything back yet but will certainly share when I do.

    Cheers,
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