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Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic Blonde, 2016

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: $3399.99 CAD
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Fender Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Sunburst, 1978

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: $2750 CAD
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‼️Sold‼️ Fender Stratocaster Antigua Maple Neck Hard Tail, 1979

‼️Sold‼️  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.

Vintage
Price: $2550 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: $3850 CAD

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

❌SOLD❌  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.

Vintage
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.

Vintage
Price: $9999.99 CAD

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