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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 Red Paisley Telecaster MIJ, 1994

❌SOLD❌  Fender Red Paisley Telecaster MIJ, 1994

In 1968, the Fender Red Paisley Telecaster appeared, used by one of the hottest players on one of the hottest stages – James Burton and Elvis Presley! Also available in a ‘Blue Flower’ finish – the same idea, but with flowers and a blue tint, these finished did not last long in the Fender catalog. These models have been reissued from time to time, and in 1994 and 1995 the Fender Red Paisley Telecaster was built for Fender Japan by Fuji-Gen Gakki in Matsumoto, Nagano Japan.

Used
Price: $1,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley MIJ, 1987

❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley MIJ, 1987

Here’s something special! Not a reissue but an original, the Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley was built in Japan from 1985 to 1987 while Fender had no guitar production in the USA. The Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley model was unique to this era though during 1968, Fender built a Paisley Telecaster. The finish uses a foil layer on top of the body wood and covered with a polyester sunburst layer. This Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley model dates to 1987 and was built for Fender Japan by Fuji-Gen at Matsumoto, Nagano. It’s in good clean condition though it has definitely been played, as evidenced by the fingerboard wear.

Vintage
Price: $1,700.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster 1961 Sunburst

❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster 1961 Sunburst

Here is a wonderful rarity – a Fender Stratocaster 1961 model in its original sunburst and with a Rosewood ‘slab’ fingerboard on a Maple neck with heavy Birds-Eye figuring. Introduced in 1954 as a follow up to the highly successful Telecaster, the Stratocaster had only minor alterations until mid 1959 when it gained a major new feature – a Rosewood fingerboard – taken from the new-for-1958 Jazzmaster.

Vintage
Price: $28,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES335 Studio Memphis Ginger Burst, 2014

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES335 Studio Memphis Ginger Burst, 2014

The Gibson ES335 Studio uses the same concepts as the standard ES-335 models, but reduces costs by simplifying appointments and using a Torrefied Maple fingerboard in place of Rosewood. The body is unbound, while the fingerboard has black binding that does not cover the ends of the frets, a practice that for Gibson only occurred at the Memphis plant. Built at the now-closed plant in Memphis Tennessee and Dating to April 15 2014, this Gibson ES335 Studio is in overall good condition with minor play wear.

Used
Price: $1,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Sunburst 1977

❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Sunburst 1977

Introduced in 1954 and bearing a suspicious resemblance to the outlines of the early Precision Bass, the Fender Stratocaster Sunburst became one of the most successful and versatile guitar designs. Here we’re looking at a CBS era Fender Stratocaster Sunburst, one of the most distinctive of Fender’s guitars and finishes. This example dates to late 1977 and is in good working condition, appearing largely original. The contoured body is Ash, with a Maple neck, here with a Walnut ‘Skunk Stripe’ indicating that the truss rod was mounted from the rear, unlike many Rosewood fingerboard models that have the truss rod mounted from the top, before the fingerboard is installed.

Vintage
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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