MIM Standard Tele Changes: 2000-2010

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  1. FenderGuy53

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    Guys, as we all know, the MIM Standard Tele's are quite popular, with the novice as well as with the seasoned player. That said, there are many MIM Standard Tele's being bought, sold and traded every day.

    Fender has incorporated several changes over the past 10 years; therefore, when shopping for a used MIM Standard Tele, a buyer needs to know what's in front of him. Why not compose a "MIM Standard Primer" for the potential buyer?

    What notable changes were incorporated over the past 10 years that should be on a buyer's radar screen?

    For the sake of simplicity, let's take the FSR's out of the mix.

    I'll start, and edit/add your contributions along the way...

    2008-current: tinted neck, Fender transition logo (serial number goes to back of headstock), parchment plastic parts.
    2006-2008: Hot Tele ceramic pickups, medium jumbo frets, shielded body cavities.
    1998-2005: Alder body, vintage style frets.
    1995-1998: Thru-body bridge (1996).
    1991-1995: Poplar body, standard Tele Alnico 5 pickups, Top-loader bridge.
     
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  2. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    1/2006 "Upgrade"

    Hot ceramic pickups (from alnico V's) medium jumbo frets (from vintage), gig bag.

    shielded body cavities


    Colors:;
    (306) Black
    (325) Chrome Red
    (332)* Brown Sunburst
    (375) Midnight Wine
    (380) Arctic White
    (387) Electron Blue
    (Polyester Finish)
     
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  3. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    1998-2005

    1998-2005 Fender Standard Telecaster


    Model Name Standard Telecaster
    Model Number 013-5102-(Color#)
    Series Standard Series
    Colors
    (506) Black,
    (519) Sage Green Metallic,
    (529) Blue Agave,
    (532)* Brown Sunburst add $50.00,
    (575) Midnight Wine,
    (580) Arctic White,
    (Polyester Finish)
    Body Alder
    Neck 1-Piece Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    Fingerboard Maple, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
    No. of Frets 21 Vintage Style Frets
    Pickups 2 Standard Tele Single-Coil Pickups (Neck & Bridge) Alnico V
    Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
    Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
    Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Bridge Standard 6-Saddle String-Thru-Body Bridge
    Machine Heads Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
    Hardware Chrome
    Pickguard 3-Ply White
    Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
    Width at Nut 1.650” (42 mm)
    Unique Features Vintage Styling
    Strings Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-0250-003
    Accessories None
    Case None
    Introduced Jan 98
     
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    Model Name: Standard Telecaster®
    Model Number: 013-5202-(Color#(580) Arctic White)
    Series: Standard Series
    Body: Poplar
    Neck: Maple
    Fingerboard: Maple (9.5” Raduis/241 mm)
    No. of Frets: 21
    Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Standard
    Bridge: Standard Tele Bridge with 6 Saddles
    Pickguard: 3-Ply White
    Pickups: Standard Tele® (Neck & Bridge)
    Pickup Switching: 3 Position Blade
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Colors: (502) Lake Placid Blue,
    (506) Black,
    (525) Crimson Red Metallic,
    (532)* Brown Sunburst add $50.00, NOTE: Alder veneer top and back
    (580) ,Arctic White
    (Polyester Finish)
    Strings: Fender Super 250L’s (.009 to .042) Nickel Plated Steel* pn#073-0250-003
    Unique Features:
    Source: Mexico
    Accessories: None
    U.S. MSRP: $399.99
    Specs: Prices and Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice
    INTRODUCED: 1991
    DISCONTINUED: 1998
    DISCONTINUED COLORS:
    COMMENTS: Converted to Part Number 013-5102 1/1998, early models had a top loading 6 saddle bridge, later(1996) switched to through body stringing.

    GREAT idea Fenderguy. THANKS for taking time !!
     
  5. FenderGuy53

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    Thank YOU, sjtalon. I'm just putting it together. You're doing the hard part!
     
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    No problem.

    I guess just so things are more informative with your compiling, the alnico V's were in from the start. I have them noted in the 1998-2005 spec but until they went to the ceramics in '06, they (MIM standards) had the Alnico's from the get go AFAIK

    Naturally what pickups a geetar would have in it is a big deal :p
     
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    Duly noted.
     
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    This is very helpful....Thanks!
     
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    Update

    11/2008-current (014-5102): Tinted neck, Fender transition logo (serial number goes to back of headstock), parchment plastic parts.
    2006-10/2008 (013-5102): Hot Tele ceramic pickups, medium jumbo frets, shielded body cavities.
    1998-2005 (013-5102): Alder body, vintage style frets.
    1996-1997 (013-5202): Thru-body bridge.
    1991-1995 (013-5202): Poplar body, Standard Tele alnico 5 pickups, Top-loader bridge.
     
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  10. FenderGuy53

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    sjtalon, I have updated our spec list with model numbers. Was there a model # change for the 2006 upgrade?
     
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    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I believe it stayed the same:
    013-5102

    they just did the "upgrades"


    I'll check my stuff at home after work today.
     
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    Excellent idea for a thread. It should definitely be stickied so that it is easy to find.
     
  13. FenderGuy53

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    I figured that if I was asking, then there probably others who wanted to know, too. Thanks.
     
  14. sjtalon

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    yep, same m/n:

    Model Name Standard Telecaster®
    Model Number 013-5102-(Color#)
    Series Standard Series
    Colors (306) Black,
    (325) Chrome Red,
    (332)* Brown Sunburst, *add $50.00,
    (375) Midnight Wine,
    (380) Arctic White,
    (387) Electron Blue,
    (Polyester Finish)
    Body Alder
    Neck 1-Piece Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    Fingerboard Maple, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
    No. of Frets 21 Medium Jumbo
    Pickups 2 Hot Standard Tele® Single-Coil Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
    Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
    Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
    Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Bridge Standard 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Bridge
    Machine Heads Fender®/Ping® Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
    Hardware Chrome
    Pickguard 3-Ply White
    Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
    Width at Nut 1.650” (42 mm)
    Unique Features Vintage Styling
    Strings Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel,
    Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042),
    p/n 073-0250-003
    Accessories Standard Gig Bag
    Case None
    Introduced 1/2006
    Notice Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
     
  15. FenderGuy53

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    Got it. Thanks.
     
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    what a nice informative thread, this oughta be stickied !
     
  17. Monotremata

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    Sounds like I bought my old Standard about a year too late hah! Mine was a 2006, and I never got along with those 'hot' ceramic pickups or the big frets. If I had gotten a 2005 I may have ended up keeping it instead of getting my Classic 60s!
     
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