8502-American Ash Telecaster Club

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  1. Jackobeam

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    There is one on Reverb for $900 right now. Serial number checks out, 2005.
     
  2. tjnies

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    Seller replaced the pickups and bridge. Pickups are a main draw of this model.

    Pass.
     
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    Ended up getting this American Professional instead...
     

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    Hello everyone!
    A couple of weeks ago i was in the look out of a blonde tele with maple neck, and i found one. But then after checking out this post i figured out that i actually bought a 8502!
    I didn't even know the existence of this particular model before.
    So now i guess i am a happy and proud owner of a stunning 8502!
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    IMG_20191231_180429.jpg IMG_20191231_180439.jpg IMG_20191231_180954.jpg IMG_20191231_180518.jpg Yes! My blonde beauty just arrived an hour ago. My New Year's Eve gift!
    Now I am a totally happy owner of an 8502 American Ash Telecaster!
     
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    Love all of those Greek books in the background too!!!
     
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  8. pulteney

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    Looks-wise, has anyone seen a blonde 8502 and a blonde 60th-anniversary (2011) side by side? Same hue?
     
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    Oh yes sir. Reading makes us play better indeed. :)
     
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    Well, the 60th anniversary is a bit more to the yellowish side than the 8502, which in turn is kind of a honey blonde color.
     
  11. pulteney

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    Thanks! I'm a sucker for finishes that go from the one in my avatar to light butterscotch. Hate the orange ones, yuck!
     
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    Lol, yeah orange not for me either.
     
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    Hello everybody,
    a couple of days ago I bought a wonderful 8502, 2003 year, serial Z3136172.
    I wrote at Fender and the Consumer Manager kindly answer to me:


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    Feb 18, 09:40 MST


    Hello Claudio,

    Your Telecaster is an American series Ash Telecaster from October 2003. I'll add a spec sheet.

    Model Name: American Ash Telecaster®
    Model Number: 011-8502-(Color#)
    Series: American Series
    Body: Ash
    Neck: Maple, “U” Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish)

    Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5” Radius (241mm)
    Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
    Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Fender®/Schaller® Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
    Bridge: American Series Tele Steel Bridge with 6 Chrome-Plated Brass Saddles
    Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment on (703) 2-Color Sunburst,
    1-Ply Black on (767) Honey Blonde
    Pickups: 2 Modern Vintage Tele® Single-Coil Pickups
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
    Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Colors: (703) 2-Color Sunburst,
    (767) Honey Blonde,
    (Polyurethane Finish)
    Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel,
    Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042),
    p/n 073-0250-003
    Case: Standard Molded Case
    Other Features: Rolled Fingerboard Edges,
    Sharp ‘52 Style Body Radius
    Source: U.S.
    Accessories: Standard Molded Case
    U.S. MSRP: $1,470.99
    INTRODUCED: 7/2003
    DISCONTINUED: 1/2008

    DISCONTINUED COLORS:
    WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod/Tilt Adjust Wrench #0023811000 (1/8” Hex),
    Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench #0018531000 (.050” Hex)
    COMMENTS: Uses Case P/N 0996101106
    NOTICE: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice


    Regarding another question I asked about the total of samples between 7/2003 and 1/2008 the answer was

    about 1800 of each color.

    For me these are interesting information! 1800 for each color (3600) in 4 years and a half of whole production is few. Maybe tomorrow could mean something...who knows?
    Will be follow some pictures of this beautiful Tele!

    Thank you for watching,
    Claudio
     
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    Hi teletimetx! Thank you for your post and for your observation. Surely Mk-70 it is not the same person who sold 8502 to me... the seller is 20 years old more. Anyway Mk-70 is Italian, too!!! So could be the owner BEFORE the owner who sold me. Could be...I will write to him!!!
    Thank you again!!!
     
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    Cher colleague, also consider the option that the 20-year old seller may be related to someone who has passed on...it happens...
     
  18. asquinet

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    :) :) :) sorry for my BAAAD English... I made a mistake: the seller MK -70 (the owner of post #1312) is 49 years old; the seller who I bought is 69 years old! .) :) 20 years of difference, not of age!!! Excuse again!!!
     
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    Thanks for all the great pictures, Claudio, and congratulations on your beautiful new Tele!
     
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