#1
Fender American Vintage Reissue 52. lets start with the pics











i love this guitar. AVRI52. it just sings, everything is perfect on it. really no use on it, frets look brand new. no scratches with the exception of a 3/8" nitro finish crack, they took $250 off of the price for that.

the tone is spot on. although i am confused because the neck pickup is a lot darker than i would have ever known, but the middle and bridge positions are what they need.

it is nice and glossy nitro, not sticky at all, thicker neck but plays lightening fast. being true to the '52 tele's it only has 21 frets, i knew this so i was fine, but would prefer 22. 3 semitone bends on the 21st frets are hard to get up to E on 11's. but that isn't a big deal.

the guitar balances out really nice, it is butterscotch blonde and the grain is beautiful on it. the sustain is incredible. the pickups are very responsive and very sensitive.

i will add a little more once i play it some more.
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#2
Ash tray... Nice! I have been a Tele fanboy for a while and there is something about a natural finish/maple neck that just grabs me. Enjoy!

Curious, no serial # on the headstock?
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#3
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Ash tray... Nice! I have been a Tele fanboy for a while and there is something about a natural finish/maple neck that just grabs me. Enjoy!

Curious, no serial # on the headstock?


thats how the AVRI's come. its on the bridge plate, under the patent pending.

it for sure is a player, it has the vintage wiring which i have to get used to, its a little different than any of my other USA teles.

thanks!
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#4
also two things to mention:

1. guitar was purchased thorough http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/ i ordered on the weekend and the got it shipped out monday morning, they have great support and its Wednesday and its here. can't beat that. their descriptions are really thorough and they let you know about everything. if you are looking for something a little special i highly recommend.

2. thanks danny for spotting this one for me.
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#6
I've got one, cool guitar. The neck is too sticky though.
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#7
Hey- nice ash!


...I may need to go to hostile environment sensitivity training now.


Anyway, glad to help!
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#8
Quote by Mephaphil
I've got one, cool guitar. The neck is too sticky though.


sweet they are great aren't they. off of curiosity do you have any other teles?

i have a 1996 American Deluxe Plus Version two (lace sensors)

and a 2011 (IIRC) American Standard (Twang Kings) that i got really cheap.

they are all different enough that they all have a unique use and tonal palette.

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#9
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Hey- nice ash!


...I may need to go to hostile environment sensitivity training now.


Anyway, glad to help!


thanks!
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#10
Very nice The one I tried (years ago) was very nice indeed.

IIRC I think it has vintage wiring and that might affect how the neck pickup sounds.
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#11
unreal man! Congratz on the tele, is this your first one?

I bought a 2001 american standard last year for 500 bucks and I haven't played anything better since. The guy before me played the hell out of it and the neck is now my idea of a perfect neck. I wish the pickup was a bit hotter on the bridge, I may change that out eventually.
#12
Congratulations man! That is one damn good looking telecaster...
Gear pics

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#13
Amazing guitar. I've had one a few years ago and it is the ONLY guitar I think of regularly that I regret selling. Enjoy!
#15
I have to say...I don't think the pix at G&E did it justice. The more I look, the better IT looks.
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#16
oh my lord, thats my ideal tele, with a birdseye maple neck i'd be in heaven. HNGD!
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#17
*whisper*

Hey dude...

M-man...

If you're looking for a Tele with a BEM neck, I can help hook you up...

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#18
you mean to tell me Reverend or fernandes makes tele's?? lol!
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#19
Yea I've got a Select Carved Maple Top and a MiM. I've had another MiM, MIA and a Mexican Thinline too.

The Select is easily better than the others.

The neck just needs wearing in a bit more, the nitro on them are notoriously sticky on the necks, the best thing to do is to steel wool it, I just haven't bothered. I like the nitro finish on the body, it looks worn after only 2 months!

Sounds cool too .
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#20
Quote by Dave_Mc
Very nice The one I tried (years ago) was very nice indeed.

IIRC I think it has vintage wiring and that might affect how the neck pickup sounds.


yea i figured that out, but thanks for the reaffirmation.
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#21
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unreal man! Congratz on the tele, is this your first one?

I bought a 2001 american standard last year for 500 bucks and I haven't played anything better since. The guy before me played the hell out of it and the neck is now my idea of a perfect neck. I wish the pickup was a bit hotter on the bridge, I may change that out eventually.


i have a. American STD that i put twang king pickups in.
i have an American Deluxe plus version two,
and this one.

i love them all, but this one has won my heart.

____________


cheesefries i can already tell i would be regretful if it were to be sold.

____________

Spud Spudly - grain envy thanks !

Jmoarguitar - thanks, i love me my teles now.

sakke - thanks!

kado.brown.18 - thanks. i have a guitar that was custom built for me with a 5A flamed maple neck. makes birdseye look like bird shit. lol/ (not totally serious but it is an amazing neck.

thank you all

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#23
Quote by gregs1020
gorgeous tele right there. congrats and enjoy!



thanks! you are a tele wh*re too aren't you? or are you into strats (i can't remember which).

i love it though every note gets better.
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#25
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Sweet Tele! Which of the 3 do you like best? "



the flexibility is best on the American DLX Plus version II. (factory lace sensors)
i really like the standard with the twang kings in it, true tele spirit and twang all out.

but for my hours with the 52AVRI it is probably my favorite.

but its nice that they all have distinct differences for different usage which is nice. they each have their niche.

thanks!
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#26
Damn you! Just when I thought my tele GAS had subsided you go and do something like this! Beautifully simple guitar. Congrats, man!
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#27
Quote by trashedlostfdup
the flexibility is best on the American DLX Plus version II. (factory lace sensors)
i really like the standard with the twang kings in it, true tele spirit and twang all out.

but for my hours with the 52AVRI it is probably my favorite.


but its nice that they all have distinct differences for different usage which is nice. they each have their niche.

thanks!

Mine is the 2006 Highway One, before they slapped the Greasebucket.

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Damn you! Just when I thought my tele GAS had subsided you go and do something like this! Beautifully simple guitar. Congrats, man!


Tele GAS doesn't disappear.
#28
Quote by trashedlostfdup
thanks! you are a tele wh*re too aren't you? or are you into strats (i can't remember which).

i love it though every note gets better.

i love teles but i only have my asat tribute classic.

same finish as your avri.
#29
Quote by Ippon
Mine is the 2006 Highway One, before they slapped the Greasebucket.


Tele GAS doesn't disappear.


i liked the hwy1's when they were out.

no it doesn't disappear, but for once the wife is getting a little pissy ~$10,000 this year on gear this year already (the piano didn't help), i will probably have to hold back for a while. but i am not complaining.
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#30
I have a MIM FSR ash tele with a 3 piece body and nice wood but the poly finish must be 2mm thick. A lunar module wouldnt need a heat shield for reentry if it was coated with this stuff. I'd love a nitro one. Damn thing must weight at least nine pounds too. It doesn't resonate too we'll either. I call it my quiet guitar. The neck looks very similar though with maple grain you can trace with your finger all the way from the top to the bottom in one line. And the Tex Mex pups kind of suck too. But I dig it.
#31
Quote by gregs1020
i love teles but i only have my asat tribute classic.

same finish as your avri.


they are pretty aren't they.

i will say one thing for sure, i won't buy and any new guitars and will probably only buy stuff from guitarsandeffects or reverb.com they are priced good and i know everything is legit.
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#32
Quote by Spud Spudly
I have a MIM FSR ash tele with a 3 piece body and nice wood but the poly finish must be 2mm thick. A lunar module wouldnt need a heat shield for reentry if it was coated with this stuff. I'd love a nitro one. Damn thing must weight at least nine pounds too. It doesn't resonate too we'll either. I call it my quiet guitar. The neck looks very similar though with maple grain you can trace with your finger all the way from the top to the bottom in one line. And the Tex Mex pups kind of suck too. But I dig it.


its a flashcoat of nitro according to fender. and it will wear very nicely. i like the look of the ash thoug. fender does do some thick poly coats on some of their guitars.
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#33
Quote by trashedlostfdup
yea i figured that out, but thanks for the reaffirmation.


no problem
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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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