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.