USA Chandler Austin Special Electric Guitar Arctic White Finish


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Cosmetic Condition:  A very cool & super desirable American-made guitar designed by Ted Newman-Jones of Austin, TX.  Overall the guitar is in pretty good shape with various minor nicks, chips, dents & dings along with surface scratches & mild play wear.  There's some cracking in the finish along the edges of the body, particularly in the waist & treble-side cutaway.  This appears to have happened due to the binding shrinking a bit.  The Arctic White finish has aged nicely & faded into more of a cream color with a nice patina.  The front of the headstock was sloppily oversprayed & there are some drip marks along the edge.  The guitar has been professionally set up by us with a fresh pack of strings & low action, so it plays & sounds great!

Neck:  Beautiful birdseye maple neck with 16" radius rosewood fingerboard & abalone dot inlays.  22 jumbo frets in great shape with no wear.  The Chandler Made In USA headstock logo looks very clean & original, but the Austin Special decal looks like it may have been moved when the headstock was oversprayed.  Unoriginal Kluson Deluxe tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 11/16" graphite nut; 25 1/2" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod is in perfect working condition.

Body:  Contoured, solid alder body finished in Arctic White with pearloid binding.  Unoriginal string-thru bridge with adjustable saddles & gold hardware.  Guitar weighs 6 lbs 14 oz.

Pickups:  Unoriginal GFS "lipstick" pickups.  Single coil neck pickup - 5.68K ohms; Bridge humbucker - 11.84K ohms.  Three position pickup selector, master volume & push/pull master tone controls.  All electronics are in perfect working condition.  The back control cover is unoriginal.

Case:  Nice hardshell case included.