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8502-American Ash Telecaster Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by telemon1, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. rebelwoclue

    rebelwoclue Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Nice, but not an 8502 model. They were discontinued in 2007.
     
  2. markmuse

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    New guitar

    I bought a Telecaster yesterday. I think it's a 8502, but all I can tell is that it was manufactured in 2006. I'm posting some pictures. Could someone tell me if it's a 8502.
     

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    3 more shots.

    3 more shots.
     

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    Looking good were I'm sitting ;)
     
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    Thanks, Australia to the US East coast in a heartbeat.
     
  6. tjnies

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    You can send the serial # to Fender, and they will verify.
     
  7. BmC41

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    ooops, will i retract my post, if i could.
     
  8. trlong

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    What are these 8502 models worth today? I found one mint condition 2003 for $1500 Canadian...that would be about $950 USD with the current exchange rate. Would that be a good deal?
     
  9. Telenut62

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    Deal!
     
  10. jim_pridx

    jim_pridx Tele-Afflicted

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    Hey all! Would anyone happen to have an 8502 for sale?
     
  11. estodd

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    8502 model telecsater

    HI all,
    I have a model 8502 ash series tele that I really love even though the previous owner changed the pickups for some stupid reason.
    I contacted Fender with the serial number and they said it was made in 2003.
    I was pleased to hear that as it seems that is the most sought after year.
    Anyhow, I removed the neck tonight to do some fret level work and come to find out the radius of theneck is not as stated by Fender. They said it was a 9.5" radius and everything I have ever read anywhere says it is 9.5" but mine is a 12" radius.
    Has anyone else discovered such with this model?
    Not that it really matters, I would not care if it was flat as a pancake I still love it.
    I am just wondering if anyone else has encountered such with theirs or any other tele as far as that goes.
    Thanks and keep on twangin'
     
  12. Telenut62

    Telenut62 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Are you collecting again Jim?

    Post pics of the neck heel and headstock.
     
  13. jim_pridx

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    Hey T-nut! Nah..... I'm down to owning just one 8502 these days, but I'm looking for another one for a friend. I'd also be willing to sell him mine if I could find another 8502, but I just don't care to be without one. One thing for certain is that they're not so easy to find like they once were.
     
  14. Tele Jr

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    A minty one recently sold for what I believe is a record high, BIN was $1.5K

    Fair market value seems to have drifted upwards more into the Am Dlx range now.
     
  15. jim_pridx

    jim_pridx Tele-Afflicted

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    Wow! I probably should've kept another one or two. It's still my favorite Fender Tele.
     
  16. rebelwoclue

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    I'll have to play mine for a bit and make a decision I think...
     
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    Thought I'd spread the love, Came across an extra set of modern vintage pickups. If anyone is lookin. Can't believe someone replaced these babies with something else.
     
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  20. rebelwoclue

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    I've played mine more often lately and I must admit, the 8502 is as good as any tele made IMHO. (I just wish mine was a little lighter)
     
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