Need help with pickup identification- Classic Player 60's Baja Tele

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  1. Sean B

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    Hi, looking to sell the pickups from my baja tele, bridge base plate has 58 clearly written in pen, so guessing (and have read) neck is the same, although some think it is 58 neck and 52 bridge.... Is this Vintage Reissue 58 or something else, only ask as images of VR 58 have neck pickup with 2 wires whereas I have 3. Both measure 7.2k. Just want to properly identify what I am selling, thanks in advance.
     
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    Thanks for the responses, the extra yellow ground wire which was soldered to the tone pot just made me wonder, the shop I bought it from says they are both 58's, but other sites and sources say 58 Bridge 52 Neck, no biggie will just advertise as set from Baja 60's Tele. The bridge is a little bold for me but the neck is fantastic, together they are great too but after putting some stock Fralin Tele pickups in I don't want to take them out.
     
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    So, if it's a "60's" themed guitar. Why the 50's style pickups? Never knew that was the case.

    Wouldn't it make more sense to have like a 64 neck pickup and a 62 bridge pickup? Or something along those lines.

    Just didn't seem to add up in my little pea brain.
     
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    Sorry to resurrect this thread so late, but that is a very valid point. I've wondered about that myself. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what Fender might have been thinking?
     
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    And now we have the thread about why the Baja 60's doesn't have the "top hat" switch knob. Who knows.
     
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    My guess is that the people at Fender who make those decisions are not history professors, they are marketing guys who look at what is popular and offer what is popular. I think most times they are right and what they offer is good stuff. I'd rather have fun with tones than be historically valid.
     
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    It would be fun for me to have a historically accurate, although made in Mexico guitar, at a reasonable price.
     
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    Y'all are weird about this stuff, so I don't know if that's good enough. It has "the" knob though.

    Edit: oops this isn't the knob thread. Well, anyway.
     
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    I was just making kind of "tongue in cheek" remark on the knob issue. That's easily resolved by Fender, if they choose, or the consumer. personally, I never really cared for the "top hat" knob. I have one on my '58RI. It will probably stay there.

    Lately I've been using Strat tips.

    The pickups seem like a different situation considering they(Fender) make and market 60's style pickups.

    The '58 bridge pickup isn't so far removed from the 60's sound. IMHO. The '52 neck, if it has the brass cover, might be more of an issue.

    Fender can do whatever they want and so can I.
     
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