FSR Designer Edition ‘62 Telecaster® Custom

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  1. Nishplayer

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    Any info or opinions on the following:

    Built: 07/07/2000 Model: 0170100852

    Model Name: FSR Designer Edition ‘62 Telecaster® Custom

    Model Number: 017-0100-(852)

    Series: Limited Edition Series

    Body: Alder with Flame/quilted Maple Veneer on Top & Back

    Neck: “C” Shape Maple Neck

    Fingerboard: Rosewood (7.25” Radius/184 mm)

    No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Size

    Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)

    Width @ Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)

    Hardware: Chrome

    Machine Heads: Fender®/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines

    Bridge: Vintage Tele

    Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment/Black/Parchment

    Pickups: ‘62 Tele Pickups (Neck & Bridge)

    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: (852) Tobacco Sunburst

    (Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer Finish)

    Strings: Fender Super 250R’s (.010 to .046) Nickel Plated Steel pn#073-0250-006

    Unique Features: White Binding Top & Back

    Source: U.S.

    Accessories: Brown Tolex Case, Strap, Cable

    INTRODUCED: 7/2000

    COMMENTS: 125 Piece Limited run for Guitar Center in 2000.

    Specs: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice


    Descriptopn of guitar by seller: This beauty is is a limited "Designer Edition", built especially for Guitar Center. I believe it was built around the year 2000. It's very similar to an American Vintage '62 Reissue, except for the very striking quilted maple caps on the front and back. All original, with the exception of a 4-way switch and Callaham compensated saddles. Firm 1800 USD plus shipping from Washington state.

    Is that a good price for this guitar? Seems bit high....


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  2. TeleUpNorth

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    That looks beautiful.
     
  3. Fendereedo

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    That looks way nice.
     
  4. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I agree - that price seems a bit high, but all used prices are high right now. Guitar Center special runs don't really command more money (I don't think?). If I were interested in the specs for that guitar, I would be interested at $1500, preferably $1200. This is similar to an American Original 60s, which retail for $2030, but don't have the maple cap (but do have a different neck and fingerboard profile).

    I'm probably kidding myself with the prices I quoted in today's market. Maybe in a year or two when the used market is more normal? Who knows.

    Hey, if it calls to you, speaks to you, and you are comfortable with the price, then it's worth it, right?
     
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    Yeah, regardless of it being a Guitar Center FSR, it’s very attractive and will probably go for the asking price.
     
  7. tfarny

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    If you like the looks and the 7.25 neck, that's a good looking guitar. Price seems a bit high, but all prices seem high right now, who knows.
     
  8. VillainSean

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    I'll take it.
     
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  9. Nishplayer

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    It has been for sale since last September....seller is firm on price....too much in my opinion....closer to 1500 seems more realistic as was less than $2000 in 2000
     
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  10. Minivan Megafun

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    I love the optimism on this thread. $1200? lol! The market is not what it was a year ago.

    If that seller put it on Reverb it would be gone at 1800. Just the reality of the market.
     
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  11. Nishplayer

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    I've passed on guitar....if anyone is interested I can pm them link to
     
  12. Chuckster

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    Ughh... gorgeous. I can't resist a double-bound Tele.
     
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    That is a beauty! my only input is being good with the 7.25" radius, it's something my slightly sideways-bent lefthand index finger just cannot do.
     
  15. Nishplayer

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    Got this from Fender:

    "Thanks for reaching out. This comes up as a Designer Edition 62 Tele Custom that was made on July 7 of 2000. Here is the spec sheet as an added bonus:


    Model Name: FSR Designer Edition ‘62 Telecaster® Custom
    Model Number: 0170100852
    Series: Limited Edition Series
    Body: Alder with Flame/quilted Maple Veneer on Top & Back
    Neck: “C” Shape Maple Neck
    Fingerboard: Rosewood (7.25” Radius/184 mm)
    No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Size
    Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Fender®/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
    Bridge: Vintage Tele
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment/Black/Parchment
    Pickups: ‘62 Tele Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
    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: (852) Tobacco Sunburst
    (Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer Finish)
    Strings: Fender Super 250R’s (.010 to .046) Nickel Plated Steel pn#073-0250-006
    Unique Features: White Binding Top & Back
    Source: U.S.
    Accessories: Brown Tolex Case, Strap, Cable
    U.S. MSRP: $2,000.00
    INTRODUCED: 7/2000
    DISCONTINUED:
    DISCONTINUED COLORS:
    COMMENTS: 125 Piece Limited run for Guitar Center in 2000.
    WRENCH SIZES: N/A
    Specs: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice


    Regards,



    Nicholas Abbas
    Gear Advisor
    Fender Musical Instruments Corp."
     
  16. archetype

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    AFAIK it's identical to an AVRI '62 Custom Telecaster other than the quilted maple veneer, front and back.

    The following are my thoughtpinions about the AVRI '62 Custom Telecaster USA, not this quilted thing.

    The Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2021 lists an AVRI '62 Custom Telecaster USA with a range of $750-975 USD which I think is stupid low even when the market is normal. For the AVRI range, at the start of 2020 the price floor for decent examples started at $1,250 USD and went up by condition and desirability. The '62 Custom Tele was made for only 4 years, was desirable, and I'd be trying for $1450 USD for a good example.

    eBay current pricing is BS crazy. May 2021 "sold" prices on eBay are $1,725 for a beat up example with a repaired crack (neck?) and a mint condition 2007 with brown hard case, all case candy, etc. for $2,600 USD.

    Reverb historic data shows sale prices starting at $1,000 with 2021 sales at $1,425-2,050. That's more rational and seems to encompass the current inflated price craziness.

    I'd say you should guess your way to the average price of an AVRI '62 Custom Telecaster USA and apply whatever premium YOU would pay for the quilted maple veneer. IMO I'd pay $1,800 for this one if I really dug it. That's not out of line in the current market.
     
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