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What tele model is this?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Billy bridge, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Billy bridge

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    The 60th anniversary label
    On rear of head stock would suggest a 2011 build year if original. If that neck is on something else body wise I would not venture to say.
     
  3. Billy bridge

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    why no serial number? Does the logo on the front look right?
     
  4. boris bubbanov

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    Negative.

    That button is for the 2006 "60th" Anniversary and not for the 2011 60th Anniversary.

    Possible this started as an "FSR" variant of a basic MIM Standard Telecaster.

    But this ash body is nothing like any of the others I've ever seen.
     
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    Should be a serial.

    Might be a Japanese one, serial would be on the back of the neck above heel.

    Body looks nice for the price for sure.
     
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    Because the serial number must have been removed.

    The neck is not from an FSR MIM Standard - must be another model, possibly a Highway One.

    This is the correct arrangement for a MIM 2006 Standard:

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    The serial number doesn't move to the back until mid 2008.
     
  7. Billy bridge

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    I'm stumped. Just doesn't add up.
     
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    Me too.

    When a Made in MIM and MIM serial number are gone I might chalk it up to someone's vanity - about being seen playing a MIM.

    But when USA serial numbers are gone, then the issue of foul play comes into focus. I sure hope I'm just totally wrong. Hope this is MIJ or something - but then that little "60th" button is a canard.
     
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    I completely agree. And when I asked questions the gentleman replied that he has no info.

    better of just steering clear of this guy.

    appreciate all the input boys!!!!
     
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    2006 Fender 60th anniversary
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    60th headstock. Notice the walnut truss cover
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    I'm thinking it's some kind of modded MIM - remember almost all USA and MIM Fenders got that 60th Anniversary of Fender medallion in 2006. I believe @boris bubbanov is correct that the normal 2006-era MIM headstock decal replaced by that 70s-style headstock decal and the 50s-style round string tree. Not sure about the body - maybe a refin, maybe it's just showing as fairly "aged" since it's 14 years old.
     
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    with a wonky control plate tut tut
     
  15. boris bubbanov

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    People think that little "60th" thingie at the bottom of the body, center, is just a decal or something applied to the top. But it isn't. FMIC went to a lot of trouble to excise some of the ash, rout it out and insert small pieces of 5 species of wood. The white, for instance, I think is holly wood.

    There's not even one chance in 10,000 this was a "60th Inlay" body. And remember, this model is just a variant of the AV52. It would have an AV52 neck and that's obviously not what is depicted in the sales offering.
     
  16. boris bubbanov

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    Also, I think the guys at FMIC were super persnickety about which pieces of ash might be selected to get this exclusive treatment. I own eight of these "60th Inlay" AV52 variants and almost always take some time to thoroughly inspect any others that come up for sale. They're all gorgeous, some more gorgeous than others, and they all have a sort of aesthetic kinship to one another - the body for sale in NJ is weird looking, if you ask me, and just doesn't belong with them. So weird in fact that I'm wondering if it even is a Fender Western Hemisphere body.
     
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    Things don't add up here. No serial on a neck that appears to have a plastic insert for the truss rod adjustment and an older-appearing decal on the face with a 60th medallion on the back.

    The body reminds me of the Lite Ash series (MIK), but the headstock decal is not a match for that model.

    It's also odd how the description does not mention any details about the guitar (where made, 60th, etc.). Sketchy.

    Follow the advice of Joe Walsh: walk away.
     
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    I hear you, Peegoo.

    But my sense is, the mystery body lacks the amount of chamfer or body edge roll that set the MIK Lite Ash bodies apart from all the other FMIC Americas bodies.

    I think some lights would have gone off in the heads of a few TDPRI veterans by now. This is starting to look like an agglomeration of parts that may have been Laundered or something.
     
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    i get an error when i try open the link it's really annoying i want to see the guitar, can you please post pictures of it?
     
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    Points of interest on this guitar. It has a 70’s logo with a fifties string tree. Individual saddles and locking tuners. To me this looks like a partscaster.
     
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