What Tele do you think this "Deluxe" is?

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  1. skitched

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    Looks like an aged cherry burst Elite model.

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    I agree
     
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    Looks like an American Elite model to me too.
     
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  5. John C

    John C Friend of Leo's

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    Yep; American Elite but GC has mis-identified it as an American Deluxe. Of course Fender used that color on American Deluxes as well so it's a common mistake, particularly since the American Elites have now given way to the American Ultras, but you would think even Guitar Center would be a bit more on top of things.
     
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    Beauty. I have a '09 Deluxe. I am sure the Elite is awesome.
     
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    I could have sworn the deluxe came in that color too...
     
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    It did - I can't remember if the first generation was that color or sienna sunburst, but the 2nd generation (2004-2009) and 3rd generation (2010-2015) certainly did come in that color.
     
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    Yep, I used to have a 2009 American Deluxe in this color/finish, and my son currently has a 2014 American Deluxe, same color/finish. Great looking guitars.
     
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