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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster No.7170 Blonde, 1954


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Here is one of the ‘Grail’ instruments – Fender Telecaster No.7170 with its original Blonde finish, built during 1954 in Fullerton, California. Sold with its original case, this guitar was authenticated by Elderly Instruments in 2013.

Leo Fender’s Telecaster (and its previous names) has proven to be one of the world’s most influential instruments designs. It is perhaps tied with his Precision Bass, which opened the door for ever larger audiences, larger rooms, and higher volumes.

This Fender Telecaster No.7170 used the then-ground breaking pattern of an Ash body with a bolt-on, one-piece Maple neck. The blonde finish and all of the hardware is original. On the headstock, just past the arch of the ‘F’ is a mark which is apparently a cigarette burn. The decal is in very good condition.

This guitar has been used as intended over the years, and it has been professionally re-fretted. It plays well, and has a fantastic sound.


Price: $34,500.00 CAD
  • Model: Telecaster
  • Year: 1954
  • Finish Blonde
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 7170, built during 1954 in Fullerton CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 16/12/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.788lbs 3.54kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.613in 40.99mm
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