The Collectables

In the 1992 catalogues and there appears a section on reissues later styled collectables, spelled that way. These are in fact MIJ Export models. Reissues is not usually a term applied by Fender to MIJ guitars but this is the exception.
There were several Strats and Teles as follows
50s Stratocaster Details on the ST57 pages Here ST 57
60s and 68 Stratocasters both on the other 60s style page Here 60s
72 Stratocaster
Fotoflame Stratocaster
Paisley Stratocaster
50s Telecaster details on the TL52 page under "Western Catalogues" Here TL52
Reissue 72 Telecaster Custom
Reissue 62 Custom Telecaster
Reissue 69 Telecaster Thinline
Reissue 72 Telecaster Thinline
Reissue Paisley Tele
Rosewood Telecaster
Fotoflame Tele

These models all vanished from the catalogues in 1999 to be replaced in some cases by Mexican equivalents.


From the 1997 Catalogue

72 Stratocaster

This is as you might think an export version of the ST72 and appears first in the 1992 Frontline and vanishes after the 1996 Frontline.
Specs
Body Basswood
Neck Maple U shaped 3 Bolt
Board Maple 7.5" radius 21 Frets
Headstock Large 70s style logo with bullet Truss rod adjuster CBS Logo 2 Butterfly String Trees
Tuners Fender Sealed diecast Gotoh type
3 single coils described as reissue style pickups probably Ceramic
42mm Nut
Nickle Plated Hardware
White, Black, White Pickguard
Available in Natural or Vintage White No left handed model.

Fotoflame Stratocaster


This is a 60s style Stratocaster with a Fotoflame finish. It appears from 1995 to 1996 only.
Specs
Body Alder with Basswood cap and Fotoflame finish
Neck Maple with Fotoflame finish
Board Rosewood 7.5" radius 21 Frets
Headstock small 60s style logo with Truss rod adjuster at body end
Tuners Vintage style
3 single coils described as vintage style pickups probably Ceramic
42mm Nut
Nickle Plated Hardware
White, Black, White Pickguard
Available in Natural, Aged Cherry Burst, Autumn Burst or 3 color transparent. No left handed model.

Paisley Stratocaster


This appears first in the 1992 Frontline and vanishes after the 1996 Frontline. It is a 72 style strat with very similar specs to the 72 except for the colour.
Specs
Body Basswood
Neck Maple U shaped 3 Bolt
Board Maple 7.5" radius 21 Frets
Headstock Large 70s style logo with bullet Truss rod adjuster CBS Logo 2 Butterfly String Trees
Tuners Fender Sealed diecast
3 single coils described as reissue style pickups probably Ceramic
42mm Nut
Nickle Plated Hardware
Single ply transparent Pickguard
Available Pink only No left handed model.


The Fotoflame and Pink Paisley Strats

Telecaster Thinlines

There are two models the 72 introduced in 1994 and the 69 introduced in 1992. Both continued until 1998 when the MIM versions were launched. The 72 is the equivalent of the TN72 and the 69 the equivalent of the TN70
Specs

69 72
Body Mahogany Semi Hollow F Hole Japanese Ash Semi Hollow F Hole
Neck Maple 4 Bolt Maple 3 Bolt
Board Maple 21 Frets 7.25" Radius Maple 21 Frets 7.25" Radius
Headstock 1 string tree Truss rod at body* 2 String Trees Bullet Truss Rod adj
Tuners Vintage Style Fender Diecast Sealed Gotoh Style
Bridge Standard Tele style 3 Saddle Brass barrels Strat Style 6 Saddle Hardtail
Controls Chrome 1 Volume 1 Tone 3 way switch Chrome 1 Volume 1 Tone 3 way switch
Pickups 2 single coil described as Tele Reissue 2 Humbuckers described as Reissue
Nut 42mm 42mm
Hardware Nickel Plated Nickel Plated
Colours Natural Natural
* In 1999 when they switched to Mexico this became a Headstock Truss Rod Adjustment.

Telecaster Custom


2 models again a 62 Telecaster Custom (with left handed Option) and a 72 Telecaster Custom. Note that custom in the early days just meant binding whereas later it came to mean different pickup configuration. So the 62 is just a bound telecaster the 72 has different pickups. The 62 appeared in 1991 and lasted until the MIMs in 1999 whilst the 72 was launched in 1995 also until 1999.




62 72
Body Basswood White Binding Basswood not bound
Neck Maple 4 Bolt tinted Maple 3 Bolt
Board Rosewood 21 Frets 7.25" Radius Maple 21 Frets 7.25" Radius
Headstock 1 string tree Truss rod at body* 2 String Trees Bullet Truss Rod adj
Tuners Vintage Style Fender Diecast Sealed Gotoh Style
Bridge Standard Tele style 3 Saddle barrels tandard Tele style 3 Saddle barrels
Controls Chrome 1 Volume 1 Tone 3 way switch Chrome 2 Volume 2 Tone 3 way switch
Pickups 2 single coil described as Tele Reissue 1 Humbuckers Neck 1 Single Coil Tele Bridge described as Reissue
Nut 42mm 42mm
Hardware Chrome Chrome
Colours 3 Col Sunburst or Candy Apple Red 3 Col Sunburst or Black


Other Telecasters

There are 3 other Telecasters in the series:
Pink Paisley Tele launched in 1994 discontinued in 1998 similar to the TL 69 probably an export version of a lower end TL69.
Rosewood Telecaster launched in 1994 and discontinued in 1996 a Rosewood body and neck on a 70s style Tele described as a Rosewood body although these often had other woods in them to avoid serious weight problems. Again see TL69 page
Fotoflame Tele launched in 1995 discontinued 1996 a 70s tele with a Fotoflame neck and body.

Specs

Pink Paisley Rosewood Fotoflame
Body Basswood Rosewood Alder Basswood Cap with Fotoflame Finish
Neck Maple Tinted Rosewood Maple Fotoflame finish
Board Maple 21 Frets 7.25" radius Rosewood 21 Frets 7.25" radius Rosewood 21 Frtes 7.25" radius
Headstock Natural no string tree Matching 1 string tree Matching 1 string tree
Tuners Fender diecast sealed Gotoh type Vintage Style Vintage Style
Pickups Reissue Tele Single Coils Reissue Tele Single Coils Reissue Tele Single Coils
Bridge Vintage Style 3 Barrel Vintage Style 3 Barrel* Vintage Style 3 Barrel
Nut 42mm 42mm 42mm
Pickguard Transparent or none 3 ply Black white Black Shell
Colours Pink Natural 3 Colour Sunburst, Aged Cherry Burst, Autumn Burst or Natural
* Some of these had 6 saddle start style hardtail bridges.


The other teles

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