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Fsr What? Please Advise

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by tele-obsessed, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. tele-obsessed

    tele-obsessed TDPRI Member

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    Hello everybody,

    I just bought it from a store in Philly... they call Fender 2005 FSR Deluxe Vintage Player '59 Telecaster.jpg
    Fender 2005 FSR Deluxe Vintage Player '59 Telecaster..jpg Fender 2005 FSR Deluxe Vintage Player '59 Telecaster...jpg Fender 2005 FSR Deluxe Vintage Player '59 Telecaster....jpg
    it "FSR Deluxe Player 1959" (which obviously is not) and Fender customers' relations hasn't been able to identify exactly this either..

    I found a pic on the forum of a similar guitar described as a FSR 67 (57), but Fender specs sheet for that model shows different features than the ones on this...

    Any help from you would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Marco
     
  2. dimojoe

    dimojoe Tele-Meister

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    I can't help with the identification but it is gorgeous.
     
  3. hellopike

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    From which store in Philly did you buy it? If you don't mind me asking.
     
  4. tele-obsessed

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    Thank you both.

    Sam Ash. but it was listed on reverb
     
  5. hellopike

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    Intersting. I havent been to the Philly SamAsh in a while, mainly because their don't carry much used stock. But that is a nice one!
     
  6. HWTele

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    Thats a head scratcher. Custom Shop? Partscaster?

    I'm assuming it's pre owned. What's on the back of the headstock?
     
  7. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Friend of Leo's

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    AFAIK only the '52s have 5 digit numbers stamped in the bridge.
    It seems a curious mix of vintage and modern with vintage hardware yet a 22 fret neck with headstock trussrod adjustment and modern neck pickup screw fixing pickguard.
    Can you take the neck off and post images of the heel and neck pocket? Also the Reverb ad mentioned hang tags, if you can post them it may help.
     
  8. sockgtr

    sockgtr Tele-Meister

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    I thought FSR stood for "Factory Special Run"?
     
  9. TDPRI

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    It does and any Fender Dealer can order 250 (min) guitars with the specs they specify. Since the run is so large (it used to be 50) usually only the bigger outlets can do this.

    We looked at offering an FSR - but we couldn't even get 50 people to commit to a purchase.

    Fender Customer Service "should" be able to suss this out for you.

    If it wasn't new then it could be various parts of different guitars. Sam Ash should be able to back it up if it was sold new.
     
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  10. tele-obsessed

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    Yes, it's used. Nothing on the back of the headstock. Thanks!

    M. Fender 2005 FSR Deluxe Vintage Player '59 Telecaster.....jpg
     
  11. tele-obsessed

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    Fender Customers' relation were very nice and replied instantly, but could not come up with definitive info (nor a specs sheet0 on this model
     
  12. tele-obsessed

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    You're right... that's why Fender customers' relations first sent me the specs sheet for a FSR guitar based on the AVRI 52...

    here are the pics of the neck and body separated...

    Thank you very much! M.
     
  13. tele-obsessed

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    No image of the hang tags, sorry...
     
  14. TDPRI

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    That body "looks" like a Baja. The bridge like a '52 Reissue. The neck???? Who knows. But the neck is a micro-tilt and the body isn't.

    I'm saying you bought a partscaster. If you like it then WIN! If not, sorry.
     
  15. HWTele

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    image.jpeg Body's not a Baja MIM have that strange hole in the center of the neck pocket
     
  16. HWTele

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Could be a Highway One Honey Blonde Body with American Std neck with vintage tuners and new bridge plate. If the neck is satin it's a Highway One neck.
     
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  17. HWTele

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    image.jpeg Few more photos.
     
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  18. tele-obsessed

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    Thanks again, you all. Yes, it's an odd mix of features, and it does resemble a HWT 1, but on an older post some said they got theirs from Wildwood... estrauman - where are you?
     
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    I'm not so sure it's a HW1. Too many features are different (including the switch tip and the saddles). Actually, the only things indicating a HW1 are the colour, the truss rod adjustment and the 22 frets... all that is not much of an indication.
     
  20. HotDan!

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    If this is indeed an FSR then it surely must have been spec'd by someone. I'd be interested to see what's in the neck pocket and what's stamped on the neck heel....
     
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