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Fender Telecaster Maple Neck Blonde, 1968

Fender Telecaster Maple Neck Blonde, 1968

The Fender Telecaster Maple Neck Blonde was an incredible innovation when it was introduced as the Broadcaster in 1950, rapidly shifting to its current name after a trademark dispute with Gretsch. Naturally, not all players appreciated the solidbody electric concept, but its overwhelming advantages quickly put Fender on the top of the market.

Vintage
Price: $12500 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Custom Made In Japan Sunburst, 1985

❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Custom Made In Japan Sunburst, 1985

In 1985, guitars like this Fender Telecaster Custom made in japan appeared. Fender had just been sold by CBS – but not the Fullerton plant – and the new management ceased US production.

Vintage
Price: $1450 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster Blonde, 2012

❌SOLD❌  Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster Blonde, 2012

The Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster is a very straight ahead instrument, using the classic early 1950’s fatter maple neck on swamp ash body, with flat-head screws, instead of Philips screws. The pickups are American Vintage models, while the bridge plate is cut back to expose the pickup cavity; the pickup itself is bolted to the body. Smith feels that this contributes to an increased ‘fatness’ in the bridge pickup tone. The inlays draw from Fender lap steels, which Smith also plays.

Used
Price: $1850 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Blonde Refinish, 1964

❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Blonde Refinish, 1964

This Fender Telecaster Blonde Refinish dates largely to 1964, with a 1966 neck pickup and a newer pickguard of the correct white/black/white layering. Long ago, the body was stripped and refinished blonde.   The neck has some lacquer sprayed over the original finish, but this is quite worn and much of the wood is exposed – which makes it very comfortable.  The original decal is in good condition; at the time, Fender applied the decals over the lacquer finish, and many have not worn well. 

Vintage
Price: $5599.99 CAD

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❌Sold❌ Fender American Series Telecaster Rosewood Board Sunburst, 2005

❌Sold❌ Fender American Series Telecaster Rosewood Board Sunburst, 2005

The Fender American Series Telecaster was built from 2000 to 2007, renamed from (and then back to!) the American Standard Telecaster. It presents many of the best improvements to this venerable design.
Leo Fender’s design, quickly becoming the Telecaster, has arguably been one of the most successful and influential musical instruments ever. It has been in continuous production since the early 1950’s, with really only relatively minor changes and improvements.

Used
Price: $1000 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster Olympic White, 2006

❌SOLD❌  Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster Olympic White, 2006

The Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster, here as an Olympic White 2006 custom shop build, recognizes Beck’s needs for sonic versatility and tuning stability. Unusually for top flight rock players, Jeff Beck plays fingerstyle, without picks, and his heavy use of the trem bridge is part of his unmistakable sound. In the mid 1960’s, Jeff Beck was one of three top English players closely associated with the Telecaster – Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page were the other two.

Used
Price: $2800 CAD

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