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1976 Fender Telecaster Blonde (SOLD)

Price: CDN $2250
US Price: US $1791.83
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Vintage
S/N: 634192
Built since 1951 and still available in a nearly unchanged form, the versatile and reliable Fender Telecaster fits into a vast number of musical formats.

Carrying a translucent blonde finish and rosewood fingerboard, this 1976 Fender Telecaster is in very good, nearly original condition. The neck pickup has been replaced - the original pickup is in the case. The strap pins have been changed to models with wider flanges, for more security - it's always awkward to have the strap fall off during performance.

One of the earliest major changes to the Fender lineup was the availability of rosewood as a fingerboard material; originally, nearly all Fender necks were made of one piece of maple with a walnut insert for the truss rod channel. In mid 1959, the first rosewood 'Slab board' Telecasters appeared, and by 1962 Fender had worked out how to apply the rosewood as a veneer.

Translucent blonde was the earliest finish available on the Fender Telecaster. It has a creamy white-yellow hue yet the wood grain is visible. On many vintage models, including this one, the clear top coats naturally check or crack, sometimes creating a road-map effect. This example has light checking in some areas and a few small dents arond the edges.

A non-original hard shell case is included.

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