So.. Is there a definitive guide to what the differences are between the Telecaster 52 Model with the names: American Vintage, AV, AVRI and now the new American Vintage II?
For reference I am looking at a potential purchase of NOS 2015 American Vintage 52 Tele for $1400.
No I know the line started in the late 80's
Then rebooted in mid 90's to early 2000's
Then renamed or rebooted again in 2012-2016
Then American Originals came out 2017-2021
Now the American Vintage II with the 51' Telecaster.
So besides the AMerican Original line, which clearly is a departure with modern touches.. Whats the deal with all the AV, AVRI, AV II?
Should I consider the 2015 AV 52' Tele?
Over the years, beginning in the AV era, I have been writing a series of entries here that describes some of the differences because I have owned or played a few and will probably be getting an AV II. If you search my username and "AV" or "AVRI" or "AO", you will probably find some of those posts.
When I check out the AV II, I should write a big blog post with a timeline of all the differences and the evolution of them all.