What does RW and SSP mean on a Tele?

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  1. dscottyg

    dscottyg Tele-Meister

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    2C383E90-E8EE-4B55-97ED-F8A7B0088EA6.png 660523E9-C178-4735-AADB-9154FC8C8415.png I just got a 2001 Designer Edition American Series Telecaster in Silver Sparkle. I registered it on Fender’s site, and this came up:
    DES ED AM SRS TELE RW SSP what does the RW mean?
     
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  2. DougM

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    RW means rosewood and SSP means Silver Sparkle
     
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    Congratulations, lovely looking Tele, and what Doug said too.
     
  4. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Just a heads up: those Designer Editions have another feature:

    Once a year, Calvin Klein comes around to check your underwears. You buy Designer, you get designer. Gots to tell him upfront, “No sniffing, Calvin. Please.”

    Btw, fine looking guitar- congrats!
     
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    dscottyg Tele-Meister

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    Makes sense now. Thanks.
     
  6. dscottyg

    dscottyg Tele-Meister

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    Ha. I’ll be ready.
     
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    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    Little bit of Don Rich there.
    I dig it.
     
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    Was there a snappy looking string tie packed in there w/ the rest of the case-candy?
    ;-)
    Great looking guitar there.
     
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    DonM Friend of Leo's

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    Love the silver sparkle with none of that fake relicing. Beautiful guitar.
     
  10. dscottyg

    dscottyg Tele-Meister

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    Ya and some spurs.
     
  11. dscottyg

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    I agree. The relic looks good on solid colors but I don’t like it in something like this.
     
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    Bad axe!
     
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    Man, all this time I thought RW stood for Reverse Wound, but it looks like the actual acronym is RWRP (Reverse Wound / Reverse Polarity). :oops:
     
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    I've never been a fan of painted headstocks on anything Fender, but this one looks right. Good on ya!
     
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    Coolio, way coolio!

    Yanno, I think it'd look even better with a matching silver sparkle headstock.
    Eh, whatevs, just my opinion....

    Last year I refinished a '72 Stratocaster (w/rosewood fretboard) in Gold Sparkle and decided to do the headstock at the last minute...it turned out FABULOUS!
    The matching gold sparkle headstock really looked great along with the rosewood board....and i dont think THIS one would disappoint either.
    lol

    Regardless. .
    Very nice Tele!!!
     
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