NGD FSR Ash

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Tussinland, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Tussinland

    Tussinland Tele-Meister

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    I wanted something with a classic look and vintage type saddle/bridges. And I really needed money. So I sold my 2006 American Standard and returned a MIM Strat and came home with this and hundreds of dollars in cash. I really like it image.jpg
     
  2. maloburro

    maloburro Tele-Holic

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    Congrats. Happy NGD! There's a "FSR ash club" in the owners club section. It looks great. How's the weight on it? I found a used one with a relic job 2 months ago and I like it a lot. Very well made though a little heavy. I love the transparent butterscotch ImageUploadedByTDPRI1438414128.192409.jpg heres mine.
     
  3. rze99

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    That relic job looks very tastefully done.
    These have the broadcaster and twisted combo don't they?
     
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    Congrats on making a practical deal that works for you, and finding something you like!
     
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    Congrats!!!


    I love mine. Is my #1 guitar now ... I now understand all the hype about the tele. Perfect guitar

    Only mod I did was locking tuners just for the ease of restringing. Before I had it I think I would change pickups but the ones in there are absolutely amazing.

    Mine is very light. My American strat now seems very heavy when compared.
     
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    Congrats!!! That's a nice gee-tar!
     
  7. sad99

    sad99 Tele-Afflicted

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    Congrats! I've had mine just about a year and I love it. It's pretty much stopped my GAS - well, at least as far as teles go. :)

    And it's obviously been a big success for Fender. Even after the $100 price increase, it's still always listed as a best seller at GC and MF. Makes the deal I got on a used one seem better and better.
     
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    You are thinking of the American Standard and Baja's; the FSR's have regular ceramic pickups in them. They sound great with distortion, and ok clean.
     
  9. Tussinland

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    Next morning and I still really like it and I really think I prefer the sound to the 2006 American Series I sold. I have a Blues Jr from about 2006 and the guitar sounds great through it.
    And, I just couldn't get over the urge to have a vintage bridge/saddles. I guess it's not that important, but I just like vintage looking things, especially Teles.
     

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    I almost pulled the trigger on one of those. Nice!
     
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    Congrats, I have one. I recommend changing the plastic nut out for a Graph Tech TUSQ nut, best $14 you'll ever invest.
     
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    Congrats! Nice Tele!
     
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    Thanks. Actually the PO took a Dremel to the fretboard. I used some deft to build up the gouges again. He said he had gotten half way through the relic process and lost interest. It plays great, it's so much like my 95 strat special they could be twins. ImageUploadedByTDPRI1438535926.617285.jpg here they are together. The strat has aged naturally while the tele has had a lot of help being 17 years younger.
     
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    Congrats! I've been happy with mine after a few years. Still completely stock too.
     
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    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    If they DID have those pickups, at least 50% of the guys on this board would have one. Maybe more than one. Maybe only this model. Doubt FMIC would let that mistake happen (since sales of other high profit models would collapse).

    The stock pickups aren't bad but many regard them as placeholders. Then you install the custom pickups of your choice locally.
     
  16. Tussinland

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    There is something about the stock ones in mine that I really like. Especially the bridge pup alone. Its way less muddy than my MIA pups were Does that make sense? Cleaner, thicker, more articulate. I don't know, it's hard to describe such things but I know that I prefer it to the Tele I traded in and to the Strat I returned. It seems just right.
     
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    With my Blue's Jr.
     

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    Great guitar. Put in Keystone pu's and a four way switch in mine for under $100.00..
     
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    Congrats!! Like Georox above, I replaced the pickups in mine. I went with a set of Fender OVs, and I had a 4 way switch in it as well for under $100. I removed the 4 way, but the OVs are fantastic.

    It's my po' man's AVRI 52 hehehe
     
  20. Tussinland

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    Could you explain both of those? :eek:
     
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