#1
i was looking at tom morello's gear rig and i noticed something.

tom has a 1982 mexican telecaster... fender started making guitars in mexico in 1989. am i the only one tht finds this curious? how is this possible? the only explaination i could think of is tom ordered a custom guitar and requested it be built in mexico, but i doubt that because rage hit big in 91 i think. any ideas?


edit: heres a link

http://www.guitargeek.com/tom-morello-rage-against-the-machine-1998-guitar-rig-and-gear-setup-diagram/

and theres several other places
#2
IIRC, the only Fender's made at that time were made in Japan.

It is possible that it was parted out with an '82 Tele body and post-'82 MIM neck...

I seriously doubt he had Fender make him a custom MIM model...
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#3
i doubt it as well because of the time period, though i've heard of people doing it because of their heritage, they go to the fender custom shop and ask that it be made in mexico because their mexican.

im not sure to be honest i've looked just about every where and i seem to be on the interweb thats noticed it
#4
If it is MIM it may be a parts-caster like said above. It may also be a typo and it is a 1992 Tele.

Kind of interesting though
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#5
much more likely it's a 92 mex tele
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#6
I looked in other places as well, it even says 82 in the back of one of my old guitar world magazines
#7
According to an interview he gave in 2009 to Premier Guitar, it is a stock 1982 Tele called Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path)- he did not mention its place of manufacture. Given that, I think it is safe to assume that "stock" and "1982" are not in question, so it isn't a custom or partscaster.

I have noticed, though, that some sources call Sendero Luminoso an "American" Tele. It could be the "Mexican" part of the story is erroneous.
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According to an interview he gave in 2009 to Premier Guitar, it is a stock 1982 Tele called Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path)- he did not mention its place of manufacture. Given that, I think it is safe to assume that "stock" and "1982" are not in question, so it isn't a custom or partscaster.

I have noticed, though, that some sources call Sendero Luminoso an "American" Tele. It could be the "Mexican" part of the story is erroneous.


That would make sense Hmmm
#10
Well obviously through sheer deduction it can not be a MIM because of the age and that is an absolute fact. It comes down to being a Typo/miss labeling
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#11
I don't know, I believe they had a factory there at that time but didn't use it for guitars. Is it possible that they made a few there? Possibly as overflow from the Japanese factory
#12
The Mexico plant did not open until 1987, so an 1982 MIM is impossible.

Either it is a typo in the information, or it is a MIJ/MIA Fender (unless it is a fake/copy of a tele)
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