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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by telemon1, Oct 15, 2009.
Found your email. I'll send you some pics.
What is the market value for an 8502 these days? Assume excellent condition and unmodified. For those that have original guitars, what was included in the factory package - case, candy, etc? Thanks.
I commented on a similar question quite some time ago, but it seems that the 8502 isn't quite as sought after as it once was. My guess is that it's mostly due to the fact that Fender has produced some pretty high-quality stuff in recent years, particularly their intermediate MIA guitars as well as the MIM line. While the 8502's prices were once hovering around $1000 to $1200, I had a difficult time selling my last one about a year ago until I dropped the price to $900. This one was an '03 model that was in near-mint condition, too. So, my guess on the market value these days would be somewhere around $850 to $950 or so, all depending on the overall condition. Of course, I may be way off base here, but based upon my last selling experience, a seller who's asking much more than that is likely to wait a while before it sells. They're still great guitars, though, and I'll never sell the one I own.
Re Blonde 8502s - Is that finish semi-transparent or solid? Can't always tell from the pics I’ve seen. How about yours James (atomicjim)? Sent you an email + PM. Thanks!
All the 8502’s I have encountered have had a semi transparent finish, even the bursts. The gorgeous ash grain is usually visible.
Has anyone heard from atomicjim? He hasn't replied to my emails or PMs here for almost three months–and I did nothing to wind him up
On the lookout for a clean all original 8502 if anyone is willing to sell? Would be nice to get a sunburst one but blackguard blonde is ok too.
Hello. i have one. I bought a 2tone burst from 2003.What kind of strings you put on 8502.
I beg your pardon for my language. Im french.
It depends on you and what music you play. I use D'Addario 9-46 because I tend to bend my B and G strings a lot. But 10-46 is fine also- just not as easy to bend. Try different strings- you'll find your preference pretty quickly.
ok thanks I'm going to try earnyball 10-46
Hi, this is my 8502, bought in 2004 and since then it is the undisputed n.1 among my guitars, both to practice and on stage. I think it's one of the first built, due to the white pickguard...
Recently I made a refret with medium jumbo and a few years ago I replaced the factory pickups (more than decent) with a pair of Lindy Fralin that gave it an incredible sound character. Great guitar
60th Anniversary FSR Telecaster, sunburst, ash body. 75 were produced for Guitar Centre.
Lovely neck and sound.
Hello everybody, would you tell me if my Tele (year of production 2005) is a 8502 model? Thanks for answers. I bought it used for 600€ just a week ago.
Finish doesn’t seem semitransparent to me?
No, it's not; and that is the reason why I'm still on doubt. To be more accurate, I just checked the neck and look what I've found.
Somebody talked about that dragon as a distinctive sign of the 8502.
Perhaps the neck is legit and the body is not... First thing I thought was 8502 neck + Tele Special body but your saddles are modern. Refin job? I don't know
I have an '05 2 tone burst. It hung on the wall of a music store for 9 years until I came along. I loved it the moment I picked it up. My first Tele. Its my #1 all the way. The only thing that I absolutely HATED is the super thick poly finish so I had it removed and then repainted. It looks like a mutt now but I love it even more. It's staying. In fact I just sold an awesome CS Tele instead. I would have another no problem.
Can anyone tell if this is the real deal? I’m trying to join the club! It’s being listed as a 8502 from 2004.
Another member looked up the serial number and said it’s legit.