Help Identifying Standard American Telecaster 2004 Spec

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  1. MAgnesi

    MAgnesi TDPRI Member

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    Hi,

    I have a 2004 American Standard Telecaster (I believe), which I've had from new. I'm having trouble finding the exact model online and was wondering if anyone could help? The serial number identifies it as 2004, which sounds correct from memory. Mine has a rosewood fretboard. Anybody able to tell me pickup specs in these? Ideal pickup height? What are your opinions on these Tele's?

    Thanks

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  2. ozzeng

    ozzeng Tele-Meister

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    Hi! Nice tele!

    It's actually an American Series Telecaster (as the series was called in 2000-2008).
    Here are the specs:

    Model Name: American Telecaster®
    Model Number: 011-8400-(Color#) and 011-8402-(Color#)
    Series: American Series
    Body: Alder on:
    (700)* 3-Color Sunburst,
    (706) Black,
    (725) Chrome Red,
    (741) Vintage White,
    Swamp Ash Body on:
    (703)* 2-Color Sunburst, (Maple Fretboard Only)
    (721)** Natural Finish, (Maple Fretboard Only)
    Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    Fingerboard: Rosewood (p/n 011-8400) or Maple (p/n 011-8402), 9.5" Radius (241mm)
    No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.6875" (43 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Fender®/Schaller® Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
    Bridge: American Tele with 6 Stainless Steel Saddles
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment On:
    (700)* 3-Color Sunburst,
    (703)* 2-Color Sunburst,
    (706) Black,
    (712) Candy Cola,
    (721)** Natural
    3-Ply Black On:
    (741) Vintage White
    Pickups: 2 American Tele® Single-Coil 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 Delta ToneTM
    ( "Delta Tone" system includes high output bridge pickup and special No-Load tone control)
    Colors: (700)* 3-Color Sunburst, add $50.00,
    (701)** White Blonde, Ash Body, (Disc. 1/2002),
    (703)** 2-Color Sunburst, Ash, add $150.00 for Special Wood Requirements, (Maple Fingerboard Only),
    (705) Olympic White, (Disc. 7/2003),
    (706) Black,
    (712) Candy Cola,
    (715) Hot Rod Red, (Disc. 1/2002),
    (721)** Natural, Ash, add $150.00 for Special Wood Requirements, (Maple Fingerboard Only), (Disc. 1/2002),
    (725) Chrome Red, Parchment PG, (Disc. 1/2007),
    (741) Vintage White,
    (774) Aqua Marine Metallic, (Disc. 1/2002),
    (Polyurethane Finish)
    Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel,
    Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042),
    Unique Features: Rolled Fingerboard Edges,
    Sharper '52 Style Body Radius
    Source: U.S.
    Accessories: Standard Molded Case
    U.S. MSRP: $1,327.99
    INTRODUCED: 6/2000
    DISCONTINUED: 1/2008
    DISCONTINUED COLORS:
    WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod/Tilt Adjust Wrench #0023811000 (1/8" Hex),
    Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench #0018531000 (.050" Hex)
    Replaces the American Standard Telecaster 6/2000
     
  3. MAgnesi

    MAgnesi TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for this Ozzeng! That looks like the right series for sure.

     
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  4. itstooloudMike

    itstooloudMike TDPRI Member

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    I have a 2001 American Series Telecaster, and I love it. The neck is awesome, and it sounds great. I wouldn’t change a thing. I like the six saddle bridge, and think it has plenty of twang. Great guitars.
     
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  5. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    They're great guitars, but they're more of a modern sound in the hands of a novice. The big boys just use their hands to deliver the twang! :^)

    Anyway, the pickups are A5 and not RWRP. The neck pickup is gorgeous.

    Check the neck pocket and under the heel for build dates. My "04" is in fact an early 2005 production.
     
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  6. MAgnesi

    MAgnesi TDPRI Member

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    Yes I totally agree with the neck pickup.
     
  7. Dacious

    Dacious Doctor of Teleocity

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    I think the pickups on these are great - modern, powerful sounding. Very good build quality and materials.
     
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    My '07 neck is my favorite pickup in the house!
     
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    I had one of those last week.. shame I couldn't keep it. It was really nice neck and sound wise.
     
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    Very nice. I've got an '06 with a Natural finish. Totally stock and I wouldn't change a thing on it.
     
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