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Tele History Chart

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Chicken Curry, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Chicken Curry

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    Is there a chart/line chart/list out there detailing all the different models of Teles throughout the years? (Yes I did do a search). I might be asking for much, it would be quite hard to put one of these together.

    It would be good to find one detailing all the different models of Teles, what preceded what, new lines, off-shoots etc. Even if it's from a certain period like, 2000's onward, perhaps they can be pieced together.
     
  2. Fenderdad1950

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    You are speaking of a book"s worth ...... we are going back to 1951.
     
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    Probably need a volume for each era. Just what's been put out since 2000 is probably over 100 variations.
     
  4. Dan German

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    Wait, there are different kinds of Telecaster???
     
  5. Middleman

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    You can get up to the 90s with the "The Fender Telecaster" by A.R. Duchossoir. It's a little sketchy after the mid 80s but it's fairly accurate prior to that. They used to sell it at the Fender Store in Corona and other online sources.
     
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    The Bacon book is "The Telecaster Guitar Book", the copy I have goes up into 2012 and has oodles of what you're looking for, in the main text and pics but especially in the Reference section.
     
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    A Bacon book? Now I am hungry for bacon!

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    It would be a tome of enormous proportions and pretty-much unreadable. Coupled with the fact that even Fender’s records are not that detailed or accurate, I think the answer has to be, ‘not likely’.
     
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    Wasn’t he the original Rindstone cowboy? (Sorry, but he started it!)
     
  11. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Best way to do that is just look at the catalogs from each year. They're available.
     
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    I wish I would have saved my old Musician’s Friend catalogs - it’s be interesting to flip through and compare some of the prices to what’s on reverb these days.
     
  13. Chicken Curry

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    Thanks for the links and book references. Specific models will be hard to find but that's what makes it fun.

    What about a line chart just the well known models? It would be interesting to see where the modern day models started from.
     
  14. John C

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    It might be simpler to have multiple charts - based on where production occurred. So you would have one chart for USA production, another for USA Custom Shop production, a third for MIM production, etc.
     
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