#1
In my quest to have every guitar used by every singer/band I like, I've hit a roadblock. Fender make lots of Telecasters, and none of them currently look like this one and it's hard to find info on discontinued models that aren't signature models.

http://www.katevoegele.org/pictures/albums/PhotoShoots/DontLookAway/2.jpg

(image linked due to size; and please try to focus on the guitar)

From what I can tell, it seems to have the following features:
  • Ash body, though that could also be a particularly light-coloured piece of alder, I've not seen many pieces of ash with grain so straight.
  • Maple neck, looks to be 1-piece. Can't quite see if it's got headstock truss rod adjustment or if that's a plain walnut plug.
  • Abalone dot inlays?
  • 22 frets
  • old-style string circle retainer
  • modern tuners
  • 8-screw, 1-ply white pickguard, neck pickup mounted with screws visible in pickguard
  • Modern-style bridge with block saddles
  • S-1 switch in the volume knob? It certainly looks like the top of it is indented.
  • 'Fender' and 'Telecaster' logos stacked
  • Completely unmarked pickups
  • Small, squared-off modern strap buttons
  • Looks like a poly finish judging by the high-gloss of the black parts. Also looks like a import-style burst, very sudden transition from the middle colour to the edge colour.


I've seen all those features on separate Teles, but not all together.

At first I thought it was an American Deluxe model, as they have the ablone inlays, modern tuners, vintage circle retainer, 22 frets and abalone inlays, but they don't seem to have ever come in a 2-colour sunburst finish and they always have binding except for the butterscotch blonde finish. The only evidence I can find of them being in a 2-colour burst without binding was before they had the S-1 or abalone. They also have slightly larger/rounder-topped strap buttons, at least the ones I've seen.
Then I thought it was a Baja, but they don't have the abalone of course and they've only started coming out in 2-colour burst fairly recently (this picture can't have been taken any later than early 2007).
Then I thought she had a partscaster, an Am Deluxe neck on a generic body with an S-1 added. The Am Deluxe neck won't fit a regular Tele body though, since it's carved for the contoured heel of the Deluxe guitars.

Ideas, anyone? It's not a model currently in production and my own knowledge of older Fenders doesn't extend to the last twenty years, I only know the vintage stuff and the current models. And Google isn't coming up with anything. Get your Sherlock hats on, people, help me identify this.
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#3
Because this is a few years old and she's rather more famous than that these days. Though as it so happens I did meet her a few months ago and asked her directly and she said she didn't remember all the guitars she's ever had (in fairness, she's had a ton; also, pro tip: don't meet a hot lady and ask her guitar tech questions. Turns out that doesn't make you the cool kid in the room). So no good there. I emailed her record label too, got no reply of course. Hence, U-G.
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#6
Quote by Jettski1
The bridge and lack of binding did make me think that, but the headstock logos are wrong.

does it really matter though? Do you need to have that exact Tele?
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I'm, uh, not... allowed... to post on there. Kind of got banned. Turns out they didn't appreciate my sense of self-depricating humour. Who knew you'd get banned from somewhere for calling yourself a pansy fag? I have searched through their archives for info on what this model might be, but come up with nothing.
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#8
Almost positive that it's an American deluxe. Maybe from a few years ago as Fender change up the finishes they offer year to year.
#9
Mm, I figure the neck is certainly from an American Deluxe, one way or another. I just can't find any examples of an Am Deluxe coming in that finish without binding, ever, and I don't know how you'd put a Am Deluxe neck on a regular body.
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#10
It's a Fender Classic 50's with a swapped bridge for better intonation, not an uncommon mod.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-classic-series-50s-telecaster-electric-guitar
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#11
The neck inlay and tuners are wrong for a Classic 50's Tele

I think you're looking at a Partscaster more than anything, but I could be wrong. It's really hard to judge what model a Tele is through a single picture
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#12
Don't know if this is any help at all, but the photo was taken March 26, 2007.

Guitar was, or at least appears, new at that time...
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#13
Quote by MrFlibble

http://www.katevoegele.org/pictures/albums/PhotoShoots/DontLookAway/2.jpg

(image linked due to size; and please try to focus on the guitar)


oh right you can zoom in

so now i can, er, concentrate on the guitar better.

i'll go with the people saying an american deluxe, but i'm pretty iffy on most fenders
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#14
Almost 100% sure it's a deluxe ash.. I even checked a few of my old frontline catalogues.

Pg49 of the 2006 version has an identical looking guitar with all the specs you list: ash, 2 tone sunburst, abalone inlays, S1 system, modern bridge, adjustable neck pup, same tuners headstock and string tree and no pickup markings.




EDIT: http://www.fender.com/en-GB/support/library/

there's an online version there, skip to page49 of the '06 brochure.. Assuming I'm not missing something obvious (which I wouldn't bet against )
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#15
you met this person and you asked about guitars?


**** is wrong with you?

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#16
Quote by Tom 1.0
you met this person and you asked about guitars?


**** is wrong with you?



What would have you asked about?


"________________________________________________"
(Fill in the blank)

.....Yeah, I bet she's NEVER heard THAT before...
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#17
Quote by power freak
Almost 100% sure it's a deluxe ash.. I even checked a few of my old frontline catalogues.

Pg49 of the 2006 version has an identical looking guitar with all the specs you list: ash, 2 tone sunburst, abalone inlays, S1 system, modern bridge, adjustable neck pup, same tuners headstock and string tree and no pickup markings.




EDIT: http://www.fender.com/en-GB/support/library/

there's an online version there, skip to page49 of the '06 brochure.. Assuming I'm not missing something obvious (which I wouldn't bet against )
Hizzuh! You sir/madam, are an absolute hero. I went through Fender's archives before but I never saw those brochures.

That's fantastic, thank you very much for digging that up.

Now of course I have the problem of tracking one down or paying Warmoth a small fortune to replicate it, but c'est la vie At least I do now know exactly what I'm hunting.

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you met this person and you asked about guitars?


**** is wrong with you?
You really should have worked out by now that I am the worst kind of gear nerd.

But it's a fair point, I've been lucky enough to have met nearly every musician I like and nine times out of ten I end up just asking them what their amp settings are. I get everything backwards. I would be the worst music reporter. I'd probably land a double video interview with Slash and Steve Vai and I'd just be asking them what kind of biscuits they prefer.
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I hear Slash likes Custard Creams.
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I hear Slash likes Custard Creams.
! I was going to add "I think Slash is a custard cream man", but figured the joke wasn't worth running with.

great minds
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#21
Your from a similar neck of the woods, too.

Although I live in Australia now.
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#22
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I hear Slash likes Custard Creams.



Slash likes mash.

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#23
I imagine Slash would prefer Smash to mash. Rockers don't have time to peel potatos.
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you met this person and you asked about guitars?


**** is wrong with you?


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Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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