1974 Fender USA Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

Fender

GT1505

Used

Pre-owned in perfect playing condition and well used cosmetic condition, most importantly, there are no cracks, splits or structural issues with this guitar. Apart from two modifications, everything on the guitar is original, including complete original electrics.

Supplied with a Fender hard case, not original to the guitar.

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£1,650.00

Pre-owned in perfect playing condition and well used cosmetic condition, most importantly, there are no cracks, splits or structural issues with this guitar. Apart from two modifications, everything on the guitar is original, including complete original electrics.

Supplied with a Fender hard case, not original to the guitar.

The two modifications as follows:-

1. The original ashtray bridge and 3-barrel saddles have been swapped out for a brass bridge and 6 independent block saddles, giving the guitar better fine adjustment for setup and improving sustain.

2. The volume and tone controls have been swapped from the original "witch hat" knobs to heavy brass knobs. This is just a cosmetic change but does give the controls a more solid feel.

The cosmetics of this guitar are as to be expected for a well-used instrument from the 70's. There are lots of scratches/chips to the finish, wear to the chrome plated pickup cover, light wear to the fingerboard, a tiny missing piece of rosewood the other side/head side of the nut, very light wear to the jumbo frets, a stripe of missing lacquer on the back of the neck, some warping to the pickguard, a small piece of pickguard missing to the left of the bridge, buckle rash to the back and some gorgeous lacquer checking to the front of the body, which gives the guitar a bronze shimmer in the right light.

It's fair to say, if this guitar was graded on the Fender "Relic" scale, it would be classed as a "Heavy Relic". But being an original 1974 guitar, this makes it a genuine relic with outstanding sound, playability and a real 1970's nostalgia. 

Guitar weight - 3.57kg (7lb 14oz)

Width of nut - 40.8mm.

Width at 12th fret - 50.73mm 

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