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Fender Jazz Bass Natural, 1973

Fender Jazz Bass Natural, 1973

The Fender Jazz Bass made its appearance in 1960 as Fender’s second major bass design after the two versions of the Precision Bass.  Targeted towards the Jazz players still using acoustic instruments, the Jazz Bass offered a punchy, focused tone and a narrow fast fingerboard. Offered with either a Maple or Rosewood fingerboard, this instrument was built until 1981 when it was replaced by the Standard Jazz Bass. The Fender Jazz Bass uses the same proven and highly reliable design concept as other Fender instruments – a Maple neck bolted to an Ash or Alder body.

Vintage
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Stratocaster Elite Sienna Sunburst, 1983

⚌Reduced‼ Fender Stratocaster Elite Sienna Sunburst, 1983

Here’s a fairly rare sighting– from 1983, an original condition Fender Stratocaster Elite in Sienna sunburst. This model was built only in 1983 and 1984, and introduced a number of new features and hardware pieces. Most visible of the 1983 Fender Stratocaster Elite updates are the short-lived FreeFlyte knife-edge trem, and the pushbutton pickup selectors. New pickups were installed, and the output jack went on the side – in this case, a standard barrel jack.

Vintage
Price: $1,995.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Trans Red Maple Neck, 1979

❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Trans Red Maple Neck, 1979

Here’s a Fender Stratocaster Trans Red with Maple Neck, built during the CBS in Fullerton, California, in good clean condition and a fairly rare colour. If you count the Broadcaster/Telecaster and Esquire as one basic design and the revolutionary 1952 Precision Bass as another, the Stratocaster was Leo Fender’s third complete Spanish style guitar design, though he also built a number of Hawaiian or Steel guitar models. Immediately successful, the Strat has stayed in production since its 1954 introduction.

Vintage
Price: $1,700.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Mustang Dakota Red, 1965

❌SOLD❌  Fender Mustang Dakota Red, 1965

Appearing in 1964 as part of a revamp of Fender’s entry level line, the Fender Mustang Dakota Red was the lowest priced model that included a tremolo tailpiece. The Mustang was also available in Blue and White. In 1965, following the sale of Fender to CBS, the Mustang – along with other models – received some immediate rebranding. The serial number plate and the tuning machine casings were stamped with a letter F.   On the Mustang, the headstock was also enlarged, a change also applied to the Stratocaster.

Vintage
Price: $1,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic Blonde, 2016

❌SOLD❌ Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic Blonde, 2016

The Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic features a light-weight Ash body, and a full-U profile, one piece Maple neck. This neck design was one of Leo Fender’s breakthroughs. The finish reproduces the original nitrocellulose lacquer ‘blonde’, but with significant wear. Tuners are Kluson Deluxe style with metal buttons, as Fender continued to use for decades. The bridge offers three Brass saddles, and has the Patent Pending stamp, as many early 1950’s models did (until Fender ran out and had to re-order).

Used
Price: $3,399.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Sunburst, 1978

❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Sunburst, 1978

Here’s a very nice, clean Fender Telecaster with Rosewood fingerboard and Sunburst finish coming to us from the year 1978! Leo Fender introduced the Telecaster as the Broadcaster in 1950, but rapidly had to drop the name as Gretsch was using it for a line of drums. ‘NoCasters’ were shipped for a short while during 1951 until new non-infringing ‘Telecaster’ decals and other materials were prepared. Since then, many changes have been made to the instrument without significant alteration to the core design.

Vintage
Price: $2,199.00 CAD

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