Telecaster Deluxe - non-maple fretboard, under $1000?

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So I'm looking for a Telecaster Deluxe for under $1,000. But I don't get along with maple fretboards so I'm looking for one with non-maple instead. So that could be pau ferro, etc...

I'm just not finding anything. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Brand doesn't matter, could be Squier, Fender or any other. Could be semi hollow too.

Alternatively I'm just as much interested in any dual humbucker Tele-style with non-maple fretboard and under $1,000.

Edit: It doesn't have to be rosewood, what I meant was not maple, so it could be any wood that replaces rosewood these days.
 
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It's getting difficult to find rosewood on anything under $1000 these days. No rosewood on Squiers or most Mexican made Fenders.
 

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Just look on Reverb. There's at least 3 or 4 Chris Schiflett Telecasters with RW boards under $1000 currently available.

 

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So I'm looking for a Telecaster Deluxe for under $1,000. But I don't get along with maple fretboards so I'm looking for one with rosewood instead.

I'm just not finding anything. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Brand doesn't matter, could be Squier, Fender or any other. Could be semi hollow too
Alternatively I'm just as much interested in any dual humbucker Tele-style with rosewood fretboard and under $1,000.

Hey BD,

Why a deluxe? Are you looking for Noiseless pickups?

These days, especially in Canada, a $1k American made tele would be hard to find, imho.

I recently found an American standard Ash with a rosewood fretboard in almost mint condition here in the "states" for over a grand. It also included a TSA case.

Good luck

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The Tele Deluxe 72 model from Fender has the the three bolt neck, so you can't simply buy one and swap necks. You would need to buy a 72 Custom model, which offered a rosewood option, and swap it over.

The Chris Shifflett is a 4 bolt and came with rosewood up until at least 2018. It is now Pao Ferro.
 

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$1000.00 shipped lower 48 states-no case, 2004 american series , rare no pickguard model, excellent condition.
 

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I'm with those that say build (assemble) one. Depending on what features are deal-breakers for you, you could come in considerably under $1000. Plus, it's fun!

Other than the non-maple fretboard, it would be helpful to know which features of the Tele Deluxe are essential to you and which aren't. For example does it have to have the big headstock? Does it have to be three-bolt? Does it have to have the wide-range humbuckers, or just humbuckers?
 

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Are you specifically looking for a model with WRHB's.

I believe the Shifflett comes with standard size HB's.

The Schecter's look like standard size too. The original WRHB's have more than two height adjustment screws.
 

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Have you considered a G&L ASAT Deluxe Tribute?

I picked mine up for $300 used.

Made in Indonesia, pickups are decent (i swapped mine).
Build quality is better than expected.
 

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The Tele Deluxe 72 model from Fender has the the three bolt neck, so you can't simply buy one and swap necks. You would need to buy a 72 Custom model, which offered a rosewood option, and swap it over.

The Chris Shifflett is a 4 bolt and came with rosewood up until at least 2018. It is now Pao Ferro.
Mounting a 3 hole neck to a four hole body is very doable and vice versa with our without the tilt hardware.
 

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Thanks for the responses everyone. There are some nice options here.

FYI I had bad luck with partscasters in the past and prefer not to revisit that route, as tempting as it is.

Though I may need to lower my budget quite a bit since my wife and I are expecting a baby and I'm realizing our budget doesn't really allow a guitar at the $1,000 range unfortunately.

I really like the G&L ASAT and Schecter options, I'm maybe considering those when I get a chance to save up in the future.
 

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Hey BD,

Why a deluxe? Are you looking for Noiseless pickups?

These days, especially in Canada, a $1k American made tele would be hard to find, imho.

I recently found an American standard Ash with a rosewood fretboard in almost mint condition here in the "states" for over a grand. It also included a TSA case.

Good luck

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I like the look of the deluxe; it's mainly the visual appeal that's attractive. But in the end it mainly comes down to a Tele shaped body and humbuckers, non-maple neck.

So I'm flexible.
 




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