Telecaster Guitars

1971 Fender Telecaster

Color: Blond, Rating: 9.00, Sold (ID# 02314)
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A Really Great '71 Telecaster


1971 Fender Telecaster


This fifty-two year old Telecaster weighs just 7.30 lbs. Single cutaway solid alder body. One-piece maple neck with a comfortable nut width of 1 5/8 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a wonderful medium-to thick profile very similar to that of an original '52 Telecaster. Veneer rosewood fretboard with 21 original medium frets and inlaid pearloid dot position markers. Individual Fender "F" tuners with octagonal metal buttons. Headstock decal with "Fender" logo in black with gold trim, "Telecaster" in black beside it, and two patent numbers "2,573,254" and "3,143,028" beneath "Fender." Single "butterfly" string tree. Four-bolt neck plate with large Fender "F" logo and serial number "365608" between the top two screws. One plain metal-cover pickup (at neck) with a very strong output of 7.86k and one black six-polepiece pickup (angled in bridgeplate) with a hot output of 6.57k. Three-layer white over balck plastic pickguard with eight screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) plus three-way selector switch (with black plastic "Top-Hat" tip) all on metal plate adjoining pickguard. Chrome knobs with flat tops and knurled sides. Fender combined bridge/tailpiece with three smooth saddles. The neck is stamped in dark green "3 SEP 71B" and the pots are stamped "137 6634" and "137 6636" (CTS August and September 1966). There are a few small surface chips on the edges, a miniscule amount of belt buckle scarring on the back. There is virtually no wear to the original frets or fretboard and overall this lovely guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. This is a wonderful example of a really good early seventies Tele - it's the perfect weight, the neck is just like a '52, and it has the hottest neck pickup ever… the sound is truly amazing!!! Complete with the original bridge 'ashtray' cover. Housed in its original Fender black hardshell case with the "tail" on the Fender logo and with reddish orange plush lining (9.00).


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