What year(s) did Fender release the limited edition Fender Player Telecaster in lake placid Blue ?

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Friend says his 2021 with “75th Anniversary” stamp (no limited edition sticker) is the lake placid blue limited edition version. But I suspect it’s Tidepool blue.

I can’t say either way tbh, because I’ve never physically seen the other in order to compare it.
 

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Friend says his 2021 with “75th Anniversary” stamp (no limited edition sticker) is the lake placid blue limited edition version. But I suspect it’s Tidepool blue.

I can’t say either way tbh, because I’ve never physically seen the other in order to compare it.

I don't know but there's a couple on ebay..




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a strat too


so they do exist.... ^^ that's a retailer I would trust to know what they are selling too.
Wouldn’t a limited edition models always have a “limited edition” sticker on though ?
 

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Wouldn’t a limited edition models always have a “limited edition” sticker on though ?

I suspect it's more of a 'special run' colour, maybe even done for the UK only... they wouldn't have any kind of different stickers or decals. Just a limited amount done in a 'special' colour.
 

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There’s one on reverb too
 

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ah, ok.. so the one your mate has doesn't have the sticker?
No it doesn’t.
However to be fair; I’ve also seen a 2021 one listed on Reverb too. But that one DOES have the sticker on it in addition to the “75th anniversary” stamp.
(My friends 2021 one doesn’t have the sticker ... but that’s not to say it might have had one and it’s been removed by the previous owner. It was second hand when he bought it).

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See if someone could answer exactly what years it was released, then that might help to clarify further.
 

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No it doesn’t.
However to be fair; I’ve also seen a 2021 one listed on Reverb too. But that one DOES have the sticker on it in addition to the “75th anniversary” stamp.
(My friends 2021 one doesn’t have the sticker ... but that’s not to say it might have had one and it’s been removed by the previous owner. It was second hand when he bought it).

🤷🏻‍♂️

See if someone could answer exactly what years it was released, then that might help to clarify further.

2021 was Fender's 75th anniversary. .... but that doesn't nessesarily mean they didn't make LPB ones any other year.
 

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Adorama is selling LPB Player series with a "Limited Edition" tag at a discount (649.99 USD as of me writing this) over the standard Fender Player colors, and has been since at least last year, although I don't know if they're constantly in stock. I bought one, as did at least a couple others here at TDPRI. Mine has a MX21... serial number and has the "Fender 75" stamp on the back of the headstock, next to the SN. Great buy IMHO.

If I search my SN on the Fender site it gives it model # 0144571502 and description "LTD ED PLAYER TELE MN LPB". However, if I click on the model number, it says "Product 0144571502 details do not exist."

 

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Friend says his 2021 with “75th Anniversary” stamp (no limited edition sticker) is the lake placid blue limited edition version. But I suspect it’s Tidepool blue.

I can’t say either way tbh, because I’ve never physically seen the other in order to compare it.

Look inside the various cavities on the guitar. There might be a sticker that has a bar code and other information, including the color name. Or, you can do a serial number inquiry with Fender. They'll tell you the color when they get back to you, along with plenty of other information.

LPB has been done many different ways over the years. Sometimes it is pretty light, and other times, it is almost a royal metallic blue. Fender's LPB tends to be darker than Tidepool these days, however.
 

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Actually, I recently got a chance to compare both side by side.
The (ltd edition) LPB is actually lighter than the Tidepool.
I personally preferred the tidepool, because the current (ltd edition) Player Series LPB colour is more turquoise than it is blue.
 

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I all honesty, the colour difference between the Fender Tidepool and the current LPB, isn’t that strong. But the “LPB” is definitely more turquoise than blue.

Here’s a photo of the “LPB” limited edition ....
 

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