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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by teleplayer99, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. teleplayer99

    teleplayer99 Tele-Meister

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    2012 Select blonde flamed maple carved top with a very light wood called Empress wood. Fender positioned the Select series about the Deluxe and below the custom shop. All the finest woods and hardware were chosen.

    Selects including 2 bass guitars were limited to a limited run of 200 instruments. I also have the flame maple carve top with highly figured swamp ash body. I am searching thinline and a koa top to complete the teles. Have a strat of the same series in process.

    Specs on all modals include locking tuners and none to weigh over 8 lbs. I have chosen the ash body one as my keeper. It weighs 6.6 lbs and spent its life under the bed. Cases are G&G tweed with red poodle interior. and its a slightly darker tween.

    Necks are all deep C with compound radius and bi-flex truss rod. Info is hard to obtain so this long blathering description is to ask members who know about the 2012 select series to enlighten me.
     
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    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I would buy the Flame top Thinline Select if I could find one at a fair price.
     
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  7. teleplayer99

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    Pic of tele will be on Ebay. Not sure about strat. Thinking I'll keep the honeycomb ash body tele with flame maple top. My wife does all this new flangled pic tecnology. And I am only allowed to keep one.
     
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    These just popped up, so I had to jump. Elderly had a hombycomb ash/flame maple top but hadnt seen thinline. This Blonde flame maple had no pickguard and its so cool to feel a carve top tele. They had to bend the control plate to fit. Keep looking for thinline. Fine instrument.
     
  9. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Isn’t “Empress wood” paulownia to the rest of us?
     
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    Never seen inlays like that.
     
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    Empress would not!
     
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