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Bought 52 AVRI today described as being in excellent condition

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by teleplayer99, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. teleplayer99

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    Its a 2013. Is this a good year? Other than checking for action, condition, and sound. What should I look for for authenticity? And what is a fair price for this guitar?
     
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    The neck will be a handful. Not impossible to fake, but unlikely and you will know pretty fast whether it’s an AV ‘52 neck. These are great guitars that if not messed with should play well with little or no setup, depending on your preferences. Love mine and you will, too.
     
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    Don't worry about a fair price, OP, you already bought it. Those are great guitars, you are going to love it.
     
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    Pop off the control panel. You should see white and black and yellow and black cloth pushback wires coming from the pickups. Bobbins should be forbon not plastic.

    If the original bridge and saddles is on there's a 5 digit serial number stamped on the bridge with Pat pending.

    In the pocket will be various stamps with dates and inspection names.
     
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    This is my favorite production Fender guitar. Great score. Congrats.
     
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    mimmo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Big congrats, AV series is the best production teles since the golden era.

    IMO of course.

    Enjoy!
     
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    HNGD!
    Part numbers, bar codes and date stamps can help with verification.
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    Wish I could check that, but its too far to look. Over 1000 miles. My post must have been confusing...I am very excited about this. Oh, I can check when it arrives...duh.

    There are 2 available and price is close. The one I ordered has a missing tone knob. No big deal unless it has had issues. I wonder if I should call them before they ship.
     
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