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❌SOLD❌ Fender American Nashville B-Bender Telecaster Sunburst, 2009


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Here’s something special that we don’t see every day – a Fender American Nashville B-Bender Telecaster®, factory stock with the Parsons-Green B Bender!

Originally designed by Gene Parsons and Clarence White in 1968, the B-Bender installs to a significantly modified Telecaster body. A large amount of wood is removed from the back of the body to accommodate a set of levers, springs and linkages from the upper strap pin to a roller behind the B string saddle. When the player presses down on the neck, the lever moves and the B string is pulled sharp. The amount of pitch rise is set by a roller on the back plate.

This fascinating device is detailed at Gene Parson’s ‘Stringbender’ website.

Built in Corona California with a date of January 2009, this guitar is in overall good condition with some play wear to the finish. You’ll notice some buildup around the saddles – this comes from the recommended use of small amounts of light oil on the saddles. It plays very well, and to my hands the rolled-fingerboard necks from this period are the most comfortable – not too chunky but enough size to get a good grip.

A black hardshell non-original case is included.

Here’s what the builder says about the Fender American Nashville B-Bender Telecaster:

“Our Fender American Nashville B-Bender Telecaster® guitar was inspired by the customized instruments of top Nashville players, and produces those plaintive country bends and spine-tingling steel guitar glissandos. This model features a Texas Special™ Strat pickup in the middle position, five-way Strat-o-Tele switching, and the B-Bender string bending system, which puts those beguiling pedal steel licks right at your fingertips.”

Fender American Nashville B-Bender Telecaster® Specifications:

  • Model Name: American Nashville B-Bender Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
  • Series: American Standard
  • Country Of Origin: USA
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Urethane
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Colour: 3-Color Sunburst
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Tele® with Block Steel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Bridge Pickup: American Standard Single-Coil Tele®
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Pickup: American Standard Single-Coil Tele®
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Commodity Code: 9207901000
  • Dimensions: 5.25×15.25×42.00 IN
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: Modern “C”
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.77 cm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Truss Rods: Bi-Flex™
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8″ Hex (Allen)
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply White Pearloid
  • Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406

Price: $2,500.00 CAD
  • Model: American Nashville B-Bender Telecaster
  • Year: 2009
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: Z8234158, dated to January 2009 at Corona, California
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 11/01/2024

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 99lbs 4.09kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.706in 43.34mm
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