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A little Historical Help wanted on this Tele - Made In Korea Squier Series Model

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by MMcG25, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. MMcG25

    MMcG25 TDPRI Member

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    I did some googling and found a thread in this forum about a MIM Squier Series Tele - with a few examples, but this model is listed and the headstock shows a Made in Korea "Squier Series" model.

    Who can shed some light on this/these made in Korea models - True Fenders, yes?

    https://reverb.com/item/40031167-fender-telecaster-squier-series-1993-black-korea-w-maple-fretboard

    Is the asking price on it way out of whack - or in line with what something like this might go for?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Pawdog

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    I've owned a 1993 Korean made Fender Squier Series Strat since 1995, bought used for $300, at the time. The build quality is as good IMO as my 1993 Fender American Standard Strat; both have great playing necks, pickups sound similar, etc. The Korean Strat is slightly heavier than the AM Standard. I'd pay $600 easily for that Tele where I in that market.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Appreciate it!
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Seems steep to me, but I am not too familiar with prices on the old MIK models. "Light" scratches? Dunno. Isn't worth $750 to me delivered, but I am not Jonesin' for an old MIK Squier. Maybe the case is very nice.
     
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    gimmeatele Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a Tele I picked up in a pawn shop and as said above the neck is superb! It's a 1991 model I believe.
     
  6. Pawdog

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    If you decide to buy it, offer $400 to $450. With that $100 shipping (high IMO) you'd be close to present value I think. I looked at closer at the listing, the Tele does appear to be well played.
     
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    I bought a Precision Bass from that series new in 1994, and it's one of the few instruments I really regret selling.

    They were a weird entry in the line up, above Squiers but priced a bit below Standard series Fenders. Didn't last long. As others have said, the quality of the neck/frets on mine was fantastic. The only issue I had was a soft plastic nut, which was quickly replaced with bone.

    Can't comment on current selling prices. Info on that may be a bit skewed...I'm guessing most of these had the tiny "Squier Series" decal on the tip of the headstock sanded off. It was common to see a lighter spot on a lot of headstocks there for a while.
     
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