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❌SOLD❌ Fender Purple Sparkle Telecaster Custom Shop, 2003


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This Fender Purple Sparkle Telecaster was built during 2003 at Corona California Custom Shop and aside from the spectacular finish features a 50’s profile Birds-Eye Maple neck!

Drawing from the popularity of wild automotive finishes in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Fender has offered many custom finishes, some based on the ‘Candy’ concept of using a metal-flake base layer with a translucent colour over top. Candy Apple Red was one of the more popular finishes in this range, but other colours have been offered. More recently, Fender has offered a Blue Sparkle finish and on rare models like this one, Purple Sparkle. There aren’t many of these around!

This Fender Purple Sparkle Telecaster dates to 2003 and seems based on the early 1960’s Telecaster Custom body, with binding around the top and back of the body. Here, the binding is black and goes well with the rather eye-catching metallic colour; the front of the headstock is finished to match but is unbound, like most Fender necks. The finish is in great shape, but does have some ‘milky’ patches on the inside curves of the sides at the neck joint and to a smaller degree at the waist. This is often due to slightly high humidity during the finishing process. From most angles, it’s not visible.

This unusual Fender Purple Sparkle Telecaster is in overall good condition with only light wear. Fret wear is negligible, and the finish does not show any scratches or dents.

If you’re looking for an unusual looking but highly reliable guitar, this Fender Purple Sparkle Telecaster could well be it!

The original Fender hard shell case is included and contains the original case candy and Certificate of Authenticity.


Price: $4,000.00 CAD
  • Model: Telecaster Custom Shop
  • Year: 2003
  • Finish Purple Sparkle
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: CN94495, built during 2003 in Corona CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 15/04/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.56lbs 3.8kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.651in 41.94mm
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