Vintage 1971 Fender Telecaster Blonde Finish


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Cosmetic Condition:  Cool vintage vibe with original transparent blonde finish.  The guitar has a great look to it with a beautiful patina.  There are various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, weather checking & light finish wear.  Both pickups have good, strong outputs & the guitar has been professionally set up by us so it plays great!

Neck:  Semi-chunky & nicely rounded maple neck with skunk stripe.  Maple fingerboard with black dot inlays.  Original frets show quite a bit of play wear, but still have plenty of life in them.  The headstock finish has aged into a mellow caramel color & the decal logos are in great shape.  Original chrome F-logo tuners in perfect working condition.  1 9/16" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod is in good working condition.  Neck stamp is 3 AUG 71 B.

Body:  Solid ash body finished in trans blonde.  The finish has aged beautifully & shows of some very nice variegation.  String-thru bridge with three adjustable barrel saddles.  The string ferrules in the back of the body are new.  The original 3-ply white pickguard has aged into a mellow cream color & is free of any cracks or breaks.  The guitar weighs 8 lbs 12 oz.

Pickups:  Original Tele single coils.  Bridge - 5.90K ohms; Neck - 6.93K ohms.  Master volume & tone controls with original knurled knobs - both pots date to '66.  3-way selector switch with black "top hat" switch cap.  All electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.  The left clasp is missing one of its rivets, but still functions 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.