Vintage 1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar Blonde


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Cosmetic Condition:  Cool vintage vibe - the blonde finish has aged into a mustard color with lots of nice variegation throughout the body.  There were probably some decals on the back of the body as evidenced by the "ghosting" in the finish.  Various nicks, chips, dents & dings throughout, with surface scratches, weather checking & finish wear.  The neck is straight & truss rod works fine.  Overall the guitar has a great look to it with a gorgeous patina.

Neck:  Slender maple neck with skunk stripe.  Maple fingerboard with black dot inlays.  Original frets are in good condition with no wear. The front of the headstock has aged into a cool tobacco color & the decals are great shape.  The guitar had Schaller tuners on it at one time as evidenced by the extra holes in the back of the headstock.  The original tuners are now back on the guitar & are in perfect working condition.  1 5/8" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length.

Body:  Contoured, solid ash body in original blonde finish.  You can see lots of wood grain through the finish.  String-thru bridge with adjustable saddles; 3-ply black pickguard.  The gold strap buttons are not original.  Guitar weighs 8lbs 0.5oz.

Pickups:  Original Fender wide range humbuckers.  Bridge - 10.39K ohms; Neck - 10.50K ohms.  Dual volume & tone controls with black witch hat knobs; 3-way toggle switch.  Pots date to '73.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.

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.