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Checking out a Used Road Worn Telecaster in Copper today..

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by JackL, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. JackL

    JackL Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I saw a Fender Road Worn Telecaster Used in my area Online.

    Seems like a nice guitar and it is at a good price point.

    I searched the guitar Online to see the specs and they made about 200 in Copper.

    Does anyone own one of these and how are they?

    This one has upgraded pickups, Sullivan TFL55's.

    Never heard of the pickups before, has anyone tried them before here?

    Thanks,
    Jack
     
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    Never seen one, but googled it and they look very cool
     
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    Very Nice!!!!
     
  4. theprofessor

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    Never heard of the pickups, but I'd definitely check out that guitar, especially if it's one of the more recent Road Worn ones (I think it is, since it's in copper). Those sound like great guitars with great specs.
     
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    I have one. It's a 2018 FSR. Don't know anything about those pickups though. These have a 9.5 radius instead of the 7.25 if you that matters to you.
     
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    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    I had some Sullivan Strat pickups and was very happy with them.
     
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    I bought a parted out body, simply because I adore the color, so I can’t speak for the full actual model. Here some photos if you’re interested.

    The models are all identical in wear I believe, checking near the upper horn, checking near the control plate. Rounded rub all the way to the wood on the back.

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  8. JackL

    JackL Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Thanks YALCaster! I like the fact that they didn't go too heavy on the forearm wear during the relic. It makes them a little more unique. I like the checking also.
     
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    I guess I should have went to the Store to check it out earlier today. The guitar is no longer on the website.

    I might have to build one like it!
     
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    You should! Good luck though, the bodies are super hard to come by. Usually have to buy the whol guitar, and that’s around $900 or less
     
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    JackL Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I have a Mahogany Tele body that I refinished in Burgundy Mist Nitro with a Tinted clear coat that looks like copper. Actually was surprised when it came out looking that close to copper.
    I have enough parts Teles probably to build a somewhat close guitar to the road worn.
     
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    Go for it! But post pictures
     
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    That’s what friends are for!
     
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    Picked this up yesterday. Spotted it in the music shop, loved the look...
    Weighs just under 7 lbs. Frets were sharp, and slightly protruding, so the shop had their guy file, level, etc. Plays perfectly now.

    The main rational excuse for buying this is that my old 2002 Nocaster has worn, low, skinny frets on 7.25" radius. View attachment 598699
     
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