Fender / Telecaster / 1974 / Blonde / Guitar
New to the store is this 1974 Fender Telecaster, serial # 617193 in Blonde with a Fender hardshell case. Where a Bigsby once lain, gorgeous peal inlays, in triplicate, are set. The finish on this has aged to bloody perfection. In early 1951, Fender renamed its only production solid-body guitar the Telecaster, replacing the short-lived Broadcaster moniker used in late 1950. The Telecaster quickly became the guitar of its age, propelling the status of the solid-body electric guitar from novelty to the defining instrument of popular music. Like most long-lasting guitar models, the Tele has seen its share of variations and specialty models come off the line since the early '50s. The standard no-frills Telecaster, however, has stayed largely the same, strutting two single-coil pickups, a slab body of Ash, and an unmistakable twang that helped shape the sound of country and rock music. Our Tele is an Ash-bodied sweetheart with a Maple neck & two strong single coil pickups. One pot and the three-way switch have been changed. The guitar was well-loved, with the perfect amount of player's wear and voodoo. There are a few nicks but nothing to write home about. This Tele weighs a non-taxing 9lbs, with a nut width of 1 11/16" and a fretboard radius of 9.5".
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