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‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Stratocaster Antigua Maple Neck Hard Tail, 1979

‼️Reduced‼️  Fender Stratocaster Antigua Maple Neck Hard Tail, 1979

Fender produced the Stratocaster Antigua in limited numbers during the 1970’s. This unusual finish is like a grey to pale yellow sunburst, often with a greenish tint. The Antigua finish started as a way to fix a problem with burned binding on Coronados, and was extended to other models. Here we have a hard tail, maple neck version of the 1979 Stratocaster Antigua. Built in Fullerton, California while CBS still owned Fender, this guitar is in good, all original condition.

Price: $2550 CAD
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Fender Telecaster Blonde Maple Neck, 1973

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.

Price: $3850 CAD
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Fender Duo Sonic II 24 Inch Scale Solidbody Electric White, 1966

Fender Duo Sonic II 24 Inch Scale Solidbody Electric White, 1966

Appearing in 1956 as a student model, the Fender Duo Sonic was a step up from its stable mate, the single pickup MusicMaster. These were short-scale guitars, sometimes called “3/4 size”, in scale lengths of 22.5 or 24 inches. In 1964, the model was revised as the Duo Sonic II, with strong references to the new-ish Mustang, but without the trem bridge. The Fender Mustang won out in the end, and the Duo Sonic went out of production in 1968.

Price: $2199.99 CAD
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Sold! Fender Esquire Solidbody Guitar Blonde, 1967

Sold!  Fender Esquire Solidbody Guitar Blonde, 1967

The Fender Esquire was the single pickup version of Leo Fender’s groundbreaking guitar, and appeared in 1950 with the short-lived Broadcaster, soon renamed Telecaster after a copyright notice from Gretsch, who used that name on a drum line. Structurally, they are virtually identical – many Esquires use Telecaster bodies and necks. The differences between the Esquire and Telecaster revolve around the single pickup. The pickguard is not cut, and the 3-way switch wiring provides a setting with a capacitor-resistor network simulating a neck pickup.

Price: $9999.99 CAD

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❌Sold❌ Fender Telecaster Bass Blonde, 1970

❌Sold❌ Fender Telecaster Bass Blonde, 1970

This instrument is all original, used as intended, 1970 model Fender Telecaster Bass in translucent blonde finish – the same kind of finish as on early Telecasters. Yes, this was white when new. This particular bass was clearly used for many years in smoky environments, before second hand smoke legislation cleaned the air in bars and clubs across the country.

Price: $4250 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Fender Duo-Sonic II Solidbody Electric Guitar Dakota Red, 1965

❌ SOLD ❌ Fender Duo-Sonic II Solidbody Electric Guitar Dakota Red, 1965

Fender introduced the Duo-Sonic in 1956 as a short scale, budget guitar, and with the company’s sale to CBS in 1965, a longer scale version named the Duo-Sonic II appeared.

Price: $1750 CAD

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