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  • Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

    So I just heard that Fender is phasing out ash from their production guitars. I've never owned a Telecaster, but I've always thought mine would have to have an ash body.

    So which one should I buy? I’m looking for a 1952 style Telecaster. No humbuckers, no F-holes, no Les Paul electronics, no rosewood, no opaque colors, none of that ‘60s and ‘70s stuff.

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    Last edited by Little Pigbacon; 05-10-2020, 07:13 AM.
    I am either a thirtysomething actress or a small farm animal.

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    Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

    I saw a comment somewhere that seethrough colors, like sunburst, white blonde etc would have ash and fully non-transparent colors alder - or the other way around.

    Specs said body alder/ash or similar at Fender.

    I'm blocking everything Google, so can reach sweetwater without doing Google recaptcha.

    If these turn up, I can recommend them
    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electr....html?rl=en_US

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    • #3
      Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

      You’re right; it would be ash on see-through finishes and alder on opaque ones. Ash tends to have interesting grain, whereas alder is usually boring. Ash in translucent butterscotch blonde is the only option for this Telecaster.
      I am either a thirtysomething actress or a small farm animal.

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      • #4
        Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

        I'd get a Warmoth custom thinline tele- if I had the cash.
        If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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        • #5
          Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

          ^^ with three P90's... a beautiful finish- and some wierd tropical neck and fingerboard!
          If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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          • #6
            Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

            I don’t like thinline Teles or ones with three pickups.
            I am either a thirtysomething actress or a small farm animal.

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            • #7
              Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

              Get a used Highway 1. American made, ash body (yeah not one piece but), very affordable. Throw broadcaster bridge, antiquity neck in, vintage tone for days.

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              • #8
                Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

                the Ultra has the individual saddles
                I like that better
                EHD
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                • #9
                  Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

                  Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
                  Get a used Highway 1. American made, ash body (yeah not one piece but), very affordable. Throw broadcaster bridge, antiquity neck in, vintage tone for days.
                  Did they make a Highway 1 in BB?
                  I am either a thirtysomething actress or a small farm animal.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

                    Teles were always difficult for me. I have to have them modified, with a forearm contour, tummy cut, trem...I just want a Strat.
                    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                    • #11
                      Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

                      Originally posted by TMD View Post
                      Did they make a Highway 1 in BB?

                      My #1 Tele is an American Highway 1 with an ash body. It was the ‘bottom of the line’ affordable American you could get with ash when I bought it. Don’t know if all Highway 1s were MIA. The next best was the Baja Tele which I think was MIM but pretty much just as good.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

                        Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
                        My #1 Tele is an American Highway 1 with an ash body. It was the ‘bottom of the line’ affordable American you could get with ash when I bought it. Don’t know if all Highway 1s were MIA. The next best was the Baja Tele which I think was MIM but pretty much just as good.
                        Did they make it in butterscotch blonde?

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                        I am either a thirtysomething actress or a small farm animal.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

                          Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                          Teles were always difficult for me. I have to have them modified, with a forearm contour, tummy cut, trem...I just want a Strat.
                          I have been eyeing one of the player series that has the forearm and tummy cut
                          It may be the Schecter though
                          EHD
                          Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                          RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                          SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                          Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                          Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                          Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                          Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                          GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                          • #14
                            Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

                            Personally, I had thought about selling/trading my current Fender Lite Ash Telecaster for a Schecter PT Special at some point, but not high on my priority list right now.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Put Telecasters at the top of your shopping list.

                              Out of those four, the Vintera in Daphne Blue or Surf Green.

                              I like 7 1/4" radius and skinny frets. It's the only one that has 'em.

                              If I had American Ultra or American Original money to drop, I'd hunt down a used American Vintage Series (2013-2017) '52 in N.O.S. or near-N.O.S. condition. I already have the AV '58, and it's top notch. The finishes are spectacular, and the board and frets are just right for me.
                              Originally posted by LesStrat
                              Yogi Berra was correct.
                              Originally posted by JOLLY
                              I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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