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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Blonde Maple Neck, 1973


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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.

Here we have a Fender Telecaster Blonde built in 1973 during the CBS era. The body is ash, with the original blonde finish. There is a scratched section on the back, where something was removed. You may notice two grey dots on the back – these are locating holes used during the production process, and filled before finishing.

Overall, this guitar is in very nice condition, and as it has been refretted with modern larger fretwire and had a bone nut installed, plays well. The original bridge cover is included in the non-original, Fender tweed case.


Price: $3,850.00 CAD
  • Model: Telecaster
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Blonde
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 403339
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 13/12/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.92lbs 3.6kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 41mm 1.61in
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