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Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by jojosmith, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. jojosmith

    jojosmith Strat-Talker

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    Nov 4, 2014
    UK
    I've been thinking about getting a tele and I saw this last night.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1969-Fen...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    I don't know a lot (anything) about teles but it seems to check out as a limited release custom shop rosewood tele. The seller told me he would let it go for what seems like not a lot to me, but he won't post as he only wants cash on collection. I'm going to have to pass as it is a 9hr drive away without traffic. Mind you i'm always a bit worried if something seems too cheap.
     
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  2. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    I like it! 150 GBP so far. If I had funds, I wouldn't spare it, even if it was fake. :D
     

  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
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  4. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Interesting - I didn't even know that the Custom Shop had made any all-rosewood Teles? I know that Fender Japan did a run of them but the bodies weren't actually rosewood, they were stained ash or something similar. I assume the seller doesn't have the CS certificate or he would have shown a pic of it? I wonder when it was made?

    If it is all rosewood, it could be extremely heavy!
     

  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's what I remembered too, but a search showed up the ad I posted. They were made in 2013 apparently.
     

  6. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Really? It doesn't help that the CS insist on using the 1990s serial number format on more recent guitars that are limited editions.
     

  7. oatsoda

    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Beautiful rosewood, price will likely jump to over 2k in the last 3 minutes if the listing. Good luck with it jojo.
     

  8. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I was just quoting from the ad. It also said "Each guitar comes with a Limited Edition case, decal, neck plate and certificate of authenticity." You would think that a seller would include that in the pictures, wouldnt you?
     

  9. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I doubt that - it's collect only from Inverness! Inverness is about as far North as you can get in the UK without falling into the Arctic Ocean! I'm surprised that the roads are still open this late in the year. That should severely dent the amount he'll get for this guitar. This could be a real bargain for someone in Scotland with a car & some snow chains to fit it!
     
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  10. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If he had them, he would say so & picture them. So either he doesn't have the certificate or he's too stupid to know that buyers may wish to see it. Either is possible.

    And it's "in storage"? I don't like the sound of that. I don't imagine that many storage facilities in Inverness are climate controlled?
     

  11. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    "In storage", which he can't afford to pay for, but has a three grand custom shop guitar. :confused:
     

  12. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Exactly. Something doesn't feel right about this. I wonder how he acquired such a rare & unusual guitar?
     

  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's why the whole thing just doesn't ring true.
     

  14. oatsoda

    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have a 3K+ CS guitar, and I don't think I could afford a storage unit right now either.
     

  15. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'm a Yorkshireman, I don't make loans, you're better off asking a Scotsman. :p
     

  16. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    But if you did have a storage unit, would that guitar be in it? I suspect not.
     
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  17. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If I did and couldn't afford to pay for said unit, a £3k guitar would be the first thing out.
     
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  18. oatsoda

    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jul 10, 2011
    The Shack, Nova Scotia
    Not me, F the storage unit, I'm holding onto the guitar like a drowning man to wreckage! (I know, spoken like a man who has a barn, a garage, a shack, and a 1933 outhouse in the yard and has no need for a storage unit)

    Right you are S323, not a snowball's chance.
     
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  19. jojosmith

    jojosmith Strat-Talker

    426
    Nov 4, 2014
    UK
    When I first found it last night, I thought fake just because of the decal on the headstock, but I after looking at other pictures and putting the serial into the fender database, it seemed genuine. Not having the all of the case candy seemed a bit iffy. I contacted Fender and respect to Brett there, they replied really quickly. Reply is below. I thought maybe it had been nicked and searched some databases but found nothing. The owner told me he would take 650 cash for it but no Paypal hence cash on collection. I could fly to get it, but it's not going to happen and I'm definitely not going to drive the 10 hrs. So looks like i'm going to give it a miss. Good luck to anyone in Scotland though.


    Brett Arney (Fender)

    Dec 20, 11:57 MST

    Hi,
    Looks legit to me. The date is 09/14/2007. I have added the spec sheet for you.

    Model Name: Rosewood Telecaster
    Model Number: 015-0067-(821)
    Series: Custom Shop Limited Edition Series
    Body: Rosewood
    Neck: Rosewood,
    (Thin Satin Urethane Finish)
    Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25” Radius (184 mm)
    No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style
    Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
    Bridge: Original Vintage Style Tele Bridge with 3 Threaded Steel Saddles
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
    Pickups: 1 Vintage ‘63 Tele Single-Coil Pickup (Neck),
    1 Vintage ‘67 Tele Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
    Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Colors: (821) Natural,
    (Thin Satin Urethane Finish)
    Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel,
    Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042),
    P/N 073-0250-003
    Other Features: Rosewood Neck, Body and Fingerboard,
    Top Hat Switch Tip,
    ‘63 Fender Decal,
    No Skunk Stripe or Walnut Plug,
    “Closet Classic” finish treatment—built as if it was bought new in its respective model year, played maybe a few times per year and then carefully put away. It has a few small dings, a mildly checked finish, lightly oxidized hardware and aged plastic parts.
    Source: U.S. Fender Custom Shop
    Accessories: Blonde Hard-Shell Case with Red Plush Interior, Strap, Cable, Bridge Cover, Polishing Cloth and Certificate
    U.S. MSRP: $6,000.00
    INTRODUCED: 1/2007
    DISCONTINUED: 12/2008
    DISCONTINUED COLORS:
    COMMENTS: Uses Case P/N 0068903000
    WRENCH SIZES: NOTICE: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice

    Brett Arney

    Consumer Relations Manager|Fender Musical Instruments
    Corporation

    17600 N. Perimeter Drive, Suite 100|Scottsdale, AZ 85255
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017

  20. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 17, 2017
    Lost
    Does a Custom Shop Tele come with a waterslide? It looks like one to me.
    The seller also stated it was in storage and he cant see paying for storage on it any longer?
    Huge red flag.........