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Fender Limited Edition Road Worn 50’s Telecaster - Classic Copper

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by heffus, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. tele_player

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    Coincidentally (?), the guy I bought it from is named Ryan.
     
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    RYAN1987M Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Still have mine, haha...I adore the thing!

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  3. tele_player

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    I think these are a simply fantastic combination of Telecaster elements: alder body, steel saddles, 9.5" radius, 6105 frets.

    Though the color caught my eye when I first spotted one on the wall at a local guitar shop, it's not my favorite thing. But it was definitely the factor that got me to try the guitar.

    My plan is to mount the Seymour Duncan Secret Agent pickup in one of these. Now I've got to find a source for black Esquire pickguard of appropriate material and quality.
     
  4. jamester

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    I didn't realize these have 9.5 radius, interesting.

    While I love my sunburst RW, sometimes I kind of wish it was 9.5 instead of 7.25...
     
  5. tele_player

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    Annoyingly, the specs on these aren’t the same everywhere you look. Some places say it’s alder, some say ash. Some say 7.25, some say 9.5.

    Compared side-by-side with my ‘02 CS Nocaster, this guitar has a visibly flatter radius, so I’ll believe it’s 9.5. It definitely bends easier.

    I wonder how many of this Limited Edition were produced?
     
  6. Wrighty

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    So, a new model is sold as having been ‘on the road’ for years, since before it existed?
     
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    I picked up a used one of these, off of Reverb, in Feb. 2020 (and I love it!). Back then, I emailed Fender my serial number and got the following specs in return -

    Here are the specs for this particular model as per Fender –

    Model Name: Limited Edition Road Worn 50s Telecaster
    Model Number: 0147212384
    Series: Limited Edition
    Body: Alder
    Neck: Maple, “C” Shape, Neck Finish: Oiled Road Worn
    Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5” (241 mm)
    No. of Frets: 21, Narrow Tall
    Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
    Width @ Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
    Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
    Machine Heads: Vintage-Style
    Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Barrel Steel Saddles
    Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
    Pickups: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Bridge/Neck)
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
    Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Colors: Classic Copper (384)
    Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
    Source: Mexico
    Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/ngd-fender-road-worn-telecaster-le-in-classic-copper.1004658/
     
  8. tele_player

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    Thanks, exactly as expected.
     
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