Finally Reacquired a Telecaster

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  1. Nicky

    Nicky On The Road Less Traveled Premium Member

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    Traded my '94 MIJ Telecaster at the Arlington Guitar Show last October. Been missing it ever since. So, I patiently looked and searched and finally scored this used 2012 Fender American Deluxe. These are photos provided by the seller. Expect delivery by Friday, and I'll post a few more.

    Anyone here own or know much about this particular Tele? It sure looks great. I tried one out at GC recently, and that's what put me into acquisition mode.

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    blueflamingo Senior Member

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    that's an american deluxe tele, samarian cobalt noiseless pickups, lockin tuners, and sweet binding. great guitars.
     
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    Electroman67 Senior Member

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    Stunning Nicky, can't wait to see your pics and review. Nice choice btw. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks, gents. This was not an impulsive buy, which is somewhat unusual for me. Did a lot of sleuthing and researching to find a used one is excellent shape. Do y'all know the function of the S-1 switch on the volume knob? Think is has something to do with phase with PU switch in middle, maybe?
     
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    That looks nice! I would love to have one of those some day.
     
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    Kalz Senior Member

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    I have one, it's a great guit :thumb: Having noiseless single coils has spoiled me from playing a strat. I hate the 60hz hum even more now haha
     
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    "American Deluxe Telecaster

    On the current version of the American Deluxe Telecaster (and its ash-body version), the S-1 switch built into the volume knob puts the two pickups in series when the blade switch is in the middle position (Telecaster pickups are normally wired in parallel). This creates a fatter, rounder tone kind of like a humbucking pickup with the top-end character of a single-coil pickup. When the guitar’s blade switch is in the bridge or neck position, both settings operate normally and the S-1 switch doesn’t do anything."

    http://www.fender.com/news/s-1-switching/
     
  8. Nicky

    Nicky On The Road Less Traveled Premium Member

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    So, I figure wiring pickups in series is similar to series wiring speakers or batteries...doubles output rating? Or, in the case of pickups, just generates a different sound? Well, it does give the guitar a 4th pickup combination.
     
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    Looks really nice.
     
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    Slick Senior Member

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    Nice one Nicky, that's a beauty :thumb:
     
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    Cool! Does this one have a belly carve?
     
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  12. Nicky

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    Yep, carved to make room for my ample love handles! :D

    Hatter, thanks for doing this research for my lazy ass.
     
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    :applause:
     
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    On the truck from Chicago. Be here on Friday. :dude:

    Think I'll work from home that day. :D
     
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    Arrived at the local Fedex receiving facility at 11:17PM tonight. :dude:
     
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  16. Leendrix

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    Congratulations Nicky! :thumb:

    Is the logo on the head stock made of metal?
     
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    its a lovely guitar! im currently saving to buy one my self, a 2012 deluxe amarican made Telecaster, is so damn sexy to play on!
     
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    HooYaaa!!! :dude: Got about twenty minutes of play time, so far. Exceeds my expectations!

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    I think it's just a vinyl decal. Purty, though.:thumb:
     
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    Looks very comfy! Congrats!:thumb:
     
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