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what Tele is this? (on Fender Instagram)

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by 66Satellite, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. 66Satellite

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  2. Ira7

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    Well, they sell a candy apple red Thinline with maple neck.

    Made in Mexico, 900 bucks.

    See my avatar photo.
     
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    Maybe MIM Standard. They have in the past.
     
  4. 66Satellite

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    This one doesn't look like a Thinline or MIM
     
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    Sure it does. Common Standard, 21 frets, white pg, maple fretboard.
    Can't see it all that clearly but...
     
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    The neck on the Instagram pic looks like it has a lot more vintage tint than a standard MIM.
     
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    I agree with 66Sat. It doesn't have that lighter maple neck. Looks vintage colored.

    My guess would be a Fiesta Red Tele Deluxe Custom Shop.

    Just a guess.
     
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    900 bux for a Mexican Fender!!?? Incredible.
     
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    The Brad Paisley MIM is $1200, but you gotta understand something:

    It's a Fender plant in Mexico, managed by Gringo Fender managers. Same materials used, and just because the neck guy is named Pedro Gonzalez instead of Peter Smith doesn't make him any less skilled.

    But this Deluxe Thinline is high priced for several reasons.
     
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    Agreed, Quality Control in the MIM line has gone up, as has production costs, adjustment for inflation, and a fat cut for the stock holders.

    I regret not buying up all those MIA teles going for $600 years ago during the economic downturn. [emoji80]
     
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    Fender had a line of MIM Classic Teles and Strats in the late noughties that came in custom colours and I'm sure a 'Dakota' Red was amongst them. Fiesta red is maybe lighter, pinkish even with a lot of white. Of course it's hard to tell based on a photo repreduced on a smartphone.
     
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    It wasn't just 69 and 72 thinlines. They had 50s Strats and 50s Teles too.

    That looks like a MIM 50's classic in Dakota red, but it could be a refin, or Custom Shop. Hard to tell with colours photo'd/reproduced digitally
     
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    I've got one, bought it about 20 years ago, black logo.
     
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    Checked the fender site, Products>Guitars>Telecaster Selections: Red, Maple

    You get left with the Deluxe Tele® Thinline and the Standard Telecaster® (in left and right handed models), other guitars pop up but they're not a solid red. These guitars probably aren't the same shade, the deluxe and the standard come in CAR but there is a lot of light in that photo that could be bleaching the out the red in that photo so it could be an older MIM standard.
     
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    Yeah my last name is Smith but I doubt anyone would pay £90 for a guitar I've made never mind £900 :D
     
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    Maybe it's just someone's personal guitar bought when they offered it in the color/configuration?
     
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