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Fender Telecaster Natural Finish, 1983

Fender Telecaster Natural Finish, 1983

The 1983 Fender Telecaster Natural Finish seen here is from the closing days of CBS ownership of Fender and the end of production in Fullerton, California. This 1983 example of the Fender Telecaster Natural is in overall good condition, with a few non-original components. The original pickups were replaced with Fender Noiseless models, and the tuners have been swapped for modern Fender tuners.

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Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Maple Neck Black, 1978

❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Maple Neck Black, 1978

The Fender Telecaster Maple Neck has been built without interruption since 1951, though models dating to 1950 used the name ‘Broadcaster’. The concept is simple yet was revolutionary, immediately appealed to countless guitarists and prompted many advances in musical technology. Here we’re looking at a Fender Telecaster Maple Neck with a black Polyester finish, worn enough through use to have exposed blonde and clear sealer finish undercoats. At the time, if Fender had orders for colours not in stock, they would re-finish a body. For example, this guitar’s body may well have originally been Blonde, and over-sprayed black before assembly and shipment.

Vintage
Price: $2,700.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Blonde, 1976

❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Blonde, 1976

The Fender Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard models appeared in September of 1959 as Fender introduced this wood to attract Gibson players. This was originally a flat-bottomed ‘Slab’ fingerboard glued to the flat top of the Maple neck, and the truss rod mounted from a channel underneath the fingerboard. In July 1962, Fender introduced new production processes to bond a thin layer of Rosewood to the curved top of a Maple neck blank, and this process is still used today.

Vintage
Price: $2,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Closet Classic Telecaster Pro Black, 2017

❌SOLD❌  Fender Closet Classic Telecaster Pro Black, 2017

The Closet Classic Telecaster Pro follows the original Telecaster specifications, but not slavishly. The body is lightweight Ash, the neck is quartersawn Maple, as in the originals. But there are a number of improvements here, including having the truss rod adjuster at the headstock, a new bridge design with a split center saddle allowing better intonation, a 22 fret neck with large ‘6105’ fret wire and Twisted Tele pickups.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster 63 NOS Custom Shop Candy Apple Red, 2007

❌SOLD❌    Fender Telecaster 63 NOS Custom Shop Candy Apple Red, 2007

This Fender Telecaster 63 NOS is based on Fender’s 1963 specs. It is in complete and all original condition, and in good shape – there are a few dents and small chips around the edges of the nitrocellulose lacquer body finish. It is unusual for players to keep the ‘Ashtray’ pickup cover on. Though its purpose is to provide some shielding for the bridge pickup, it can get in the way of palm muting, and most of the time it is removed, set aside, and lost. Not here!

Used
Price: $1,700.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Blonde Maple Neck, 1973

❌SOLD❌  Fender Telecaster Blonde Maple Neck, 1973

The Fender Telecaster blonde is arguably one of the most significant musical instruments ever produced, and certainly the most successful. Produced without major changes for closing in on 70 years, the Telecaster and its original translucent blonde finish has been used for nearly every genre of music.  The first production examples of what became the Telecaster and its Esquire version appeared in 1950. Since then, wood selections, pickup construction and hardware have evolved somewhat, but the basic design is unchanged.

Vintage
Price: $3,850.00 CAD

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