What makes this guitar special: 100% original & previously owned by Bernard "Buddy Blue" Seigal, former member of Southern California rock band The Beat Farmers. The Beat Farmers formed in San Diego in 1983 & enjoyed a cult following into the early '90s. Their music has been described as an amalgamation of cow punk, jangle pop, roots rock, hard-twang Americana, country rock, rockabilly & swamp rock. The name Beat Farmers is stenciled on the outside of the case that goes with the guitar.
Cosmetic Condition: Great shape for its age with a cool vintage vibe - various minor nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, light buckle rash & some weather checking. Overall the guitar has a wonderful look with a gorgeous patina.
Neck: Slender profile maple neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots. Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl block inlays. Frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them. F-tuners are in perfect working condition. The word SPECIAL is pressed into the back of the headstock between the tuners. 1 5/8" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight for the most part & truss rod is in good working condition. Neck stamp reads 14 FEB 67 B.
Body: Double-bound, hollow maple body with bound F-holes. Trapeze tailpiece with F logo badge. Adjustable bridge with barrel saddles. 5-ply gold pickguard is in great shape with no cracks. Guitar weighs 6 lbs 9.7 oz.
Pickups: Fender embossed single coil pickups. Bridge - 10.42K ohms; Neck - 10.64K ohms. Dual volume & tone controls with 3-way toggle switch. The rhythm pickup tone knob has a small chip in it, but all electronics are in perfect working condition.
Case: Original Victoria hardshell case included. Years on the road have knocked it around somewhat - it's a bit rough around the edges & shows quite a bit of wear & tear. The handle was replaced & a portion of the top & back are a bit loose, but really for the most part the case is pretty sturdy & serves its purpose well.
Why We Love Fender
It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.