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Is this '82 Fullerton Reissue Tele real and how much is it worth?

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Rob Moreno, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Rob Moreno

    Rob Moreno Strat-Talker

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    May 28, 2017
    Tokyo
    The seller says this is one of the very first reissue Telecasters produced at the Fullerton factory. Some of the parts, such as the switch, pots, and nut, have been replaced, but the original parts are included. He thinks the case was purchased at a later date.

    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d276893038

    It seems to be in very good condition. What would it be worth if it's the real deal?

    The link has more pics.

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  2. PeteGalaxie

    PeteGalaxie Strat-Talk Member

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    Oct 16, 2010
    NJ
    I have a 1982 American Vintage Reissue '57 Stratocaster and a 1983 American vintage Reissue '62 Stratocaster. They both have very low serial numbers and are in excellent condition. I am the original owner. I've seen similar guitars listed for $3750, but I think a more realistic price is $2750 - $3250 depending on condition. From what I can see on this Telecaster's bridge plate, the serial number looks to be 1543 although it is hard to tell. If you can verify the serial number, an email to Fender will confirm the date (at least of the serial number). Here's a website with some information on the Fender Reissues. http://www.fenderreissue.com/
     
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  3. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster

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    Feb 17, 2016
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    Should the case not be a duck foot tab?

    Maybe it’s different for the Teles but every Strat from that era I’ve seen has the date pencilled on the neck...
     
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  4. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    "1982 - William Schultz practically shut down U.S production of Fender guitars. Focusing on reissuing limited edition high end “classic” pre CBS Fenders."
    from https://www.soundunlimited.co.uk/blogs/articles/fender_timeline

    The pots look like 31st week of 1981 to me (actually it looks like 81st week of 81, but that can't be right), which would align with the timeline statement above.
    The switch is a later white fiber board switch- changed as noted, with the original red fiber board switch included.
    Certainly seems feasibly authentic to me, but others may find details of which I am ignorant.
     
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  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    I'm afraid that's not true, Fender have minimal or zero records from before 1994/5, which is pretty shameful really. They couldn't even tell me anything about my 1990 Custom Shop Tele, so the chances of them having any meaningful records from before the company was sold by CBS are pretty remote, I would have thought.
     
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  6. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Sweden
    I've seen that neck stamp on some of the very early reissues, VINTAGE. The neck and body are correct, I don't know what the right price would be though.

    Here's one I found in my files.
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  7. Rob Moreno

    Rob Moreno Strat-Talker

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    Tokyo
    Thanks for the info. The current bid is only about $800, but I'm sure it will go much higher. I'll be watching this one.
     

  8. Rob Moreno

    Rob Moreno Strat-Talker

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    Tokyo
    Yep, that looks exactly like it. Thanks!
     
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  9. PeteGalaxie

    PeteGalaxie Strat-Talk Member

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    Oct 16, 2010
    NJ
    You are absolutely correct! I was NOT able to get info on those! Only my newer Fenders!!! :D
     

  10. TomH8

    TomH8 Strat-O-Master

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    May 1, 2014
    USA
    95643F89-E8FD-4D23-A3B0-29858C811D34.jpeg AB89961D-FAB5-4B9D-A000-90F4DB503AEF.jpeg E12DAC07-67B9-4757-A837-63FBF30A3BCB.jpeg C60D3F83-2A47-48A3-A6C0-51D026C2C67E.jpeg I have a July of 83 Reissue telecaster (contemplating selling actually) so in terms of comparing that to this auction, the case is wrong. Mine also came with a certificate of authenticity.

    But again, who knows with the very very early ones. Has the pencilled in neck date also
     
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  11. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Yes it is very strange that he gave out certificates with the early 52RIs but not with the Strats.
     
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