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Question for Fender! (72 tele deluxe)

Brazuca11

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Hey does anyone know why Fender doesn't make an American 72 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Reissue? They have made a reissue of the 72 thinline and called it American Vintage...they also have an American 69 thinline reissue. I was just wondering...because the vintage ones are going for like A MILLION dollars ($2300-3200=a million for this guy). Just thought I'd get some answers from the gear gurus.


PS I have played the MIM ones...in fact I owned one...I played my friends vintage 76 tele deluxe (his is my dream guitar)....I mean...sadly just no comparison
 

LarryN

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955
I don't know the answer to that.

The main difference is the pickups. The construction is completely different. The magnet technology of the originals is not in place, because of the alloys they used. I think Lollar is making a good version, but I've never played them. There is another company (I think they post on here) making them that doesn't use cunife alloy, which I think Lollar uses. They might be good, also. Never played them.
 

Brazuca11

Member
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Any particular reason why they don't make the pickups like that anymore? I mean they sound just absolutely amazing!! Why wouldn't they replicate that?
 

LarryN

Member
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955
They probably didn't want to get involved with redeveloping the magnet technology. The cost versus profit might not have appealed to them. They may yet do it. Who knows? I agree; there's nothing quite like them.
 

Baxtercat

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Interesting how trends work, isn't it. I've owned several used '70s CBS Tele oddballs... Customs, Thinlines, and Deluxes...found them at giveaway prices in the '80s and '90s. I liked them and their CuNiFe magnet pickups but they weren't very desirable for a long time. More recently they started appearing onstage w/ younger groups, esp. UK bands. They have become the hot items.

[scan from my old catalog]
 




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