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AVRI 52 (pre-2013)

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by moosie, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    You're right, of course. Tons of lacquer, and I wasn't about to chip it off to take a reading. That said, I find it useful because I'm the one measuring, and I measure all of them the same way. But yeah, probably not too useful to say it that way for others. Dunlop 6230 is about right. There's also a useful StewMac size that is close. In either nickel or stainless.
     
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    OK. Phew. I though there was a bizarre batch of AVs out there with the "wrong" frets.

    I, for one, love the lacquer over the frets.
     
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    I don't mind it, but then it comes time to do fretwork, and I don't like it so much...
     
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    It hasn't created a problem on any of my guitars. It's easy enough to slice away if you want to, though. Just use a sharp knife and a steady hand.
     
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    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yep, like I said, pain in the butt. :lol:
     
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    Congratulations @moosie !!
    I have been following this thread with a lot of passion, almost like if it was me looking for a blackguard tele :p
    Both of the 52s are really nice looking guitars, personally I would keep both if money was not an issue.
    Enjoy your wonderful telecasters, you have a great, great family here.

    Take care.
     
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    Congratulations; glad you found a keeper!
     
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    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Thanks. Yeah, I'm keeping both, for now. But at some point, these, plus a couple of scratch builds... it's gonna feel like too many Teles.

    For now, though, it's nice to be able to directly compare a few. Also nice to have some good 7.25" radius necks, which Fender doesn't seem to value anymore.
     
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    Yeah, I would like to be able to compare my AV52 vs the AVRI version, the latter being like Keith Richards' Malcolm in my head.
    I agree with the beauty of having some nice 7.25" radius neck, but I really cannot agree on the "too many Teles" quote :D

    Enjoy all of 'em in good health :)
     
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    Nice! It’s funny how much more pumpkin your avri is. Mine looks more like your AV
     
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    I just pulled the trigger on a 2013 AV52 , this will be my first telecaster. This thread was beyond helpful in explaining the differences. Thanks guys
     
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    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    We need proof :D
     
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    It’s coming , hopefully in a few short days. This is the first time I ever bought a guitar online but I feel pretty good about it and asked the seller a ton of questions. I noticed that the other day TDPRI changed me to Tele-Meister and I knew it was time !
     
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    Wise decision. Now about your name . . . .
     
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    I am thriller with my 2015 AV52. Last Monday I had the chance to compare it to a CS Stratocaster that belongs to the other guitar player, and I was surprised at how much better my tele felt. Lighter, more resonant and overall much better feel.
     
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    So, great thread and very informative. I have a '52 Butterscotch April 2008, serial # 58xxx.
    It this an AVRI or is this an AV and what pickups are typically loaded in this version? There are no markings or labels on the Pups. 2008TeleAV2.JPG 2008TeleAV3.JPG IMG_5752.JPG IMG_5753.JPG
     
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    AVRI: 2012 and earlier
    AV: 2013 and later

    Yours is AVRI, which likely came with Original Vintage pickups (A3 magnets).
     
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    Thanks much.

    I measured the resistance. Does this look to be in the ball park?

    Neck 7.40
    Bridge 7.07
     
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    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/parts...original-vintage-tele-pickups/0992119000.html

    Reported spec for OVs currently is 7.2N / 6.6B

    I assume you bought used, and don't know if someone swapped the pickups... Another Fender flat-magnet wind comes to mind.... '51 Nocaster. These are reported to be 7.1N, 7.3B. Also A3 mags.

    OVs have a copper-plated steel baseplate under the bridge coil. Nocasters have a tin-plated copper baseplate. Do you have either of those?

    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/parts...hop-’51-nocaster-tele-pickups/0992109000.html
     
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    No, but i never measured them on this guitar before... I have a few CS (2000- 2006) NoCaster, '52 Tele, '62 AVRI Tele Custom, and several others ( 40th anniversary, 2017 Tele USA, 1982 set neck tele etc.)
    I was surprised about the high Ohm readings, so they seem to be slightly overwound. Earlier today I lifted the pick guard, I did not see any markings or stickers and closed it back down. In the meantime, I am still wondering.. hence my question. The pups have not been touched since new.
     
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