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Fender Telecaster Custom 1976 Sunburst

Fender Telecaster Custom 1976 Sunburst

Regular price $3,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $3,500.00 USD
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TL:DR 100% Original, untouched solder joints, one owner, there is minimal player wear such as small dings and scratches around the bottom edges and one or two on the top but no issues or cracks or repairs. Amazing Setup with our Gilded Treatment!

All original Fender Telecaster Custom from '76 in a gorgeous 3-tone sunburst finish with an awesome hipster vibe to it! This piece features a virtually unplayed neck and perfectly preserved and original parts and hardware. The Classic sunburst finish has showcases and real nice ash body which is old and resonant with beautiful grain patterns. The 3 ply black-white-black tuxedo pick-guard and skirted knobs offer an underground look that is far from mainstream. Pickup one of these pieces to really stand out on stage and definitely in the studio. The tele custom harbors a multitude of tones, from your dark and smooth/silky humbucker in the neck to a super clean, refreshing, and twangy sound in the bridge, with the combo of both in the middle. You can absolutely cover a wide range of genres. The bridge pickup has a lower output of 6.09k which means its clean clean clean with that amazing fender twang and sparkle of our beloved teles. The maple neck shows almost no signs of play with the frets having 90% life left. The maple neck is a fat "C" shape with 0.854" at 1st, 0.945" at 12th. So its got very little shoulders for optimal thumb over the neck playing but nice thickness to keep that chording nice and easy. Serial Number is on the backplate not the headstock so you know its a well made 70's fender piece. 

This piece has been fully setup with our "Gilded Treatment." This means instrument has been fully inspected, professionally photographed and documented along will a full deep cleaning of any residual grime and dust, pots are cleaned of debris and sprayed with contact cleaner to add a layer of cleaning and protection. Its amazing how clean pots and contacts bring so much tone back. Polished frets to allow you to "glide" over the fretboard. Dialed Nut Height with optimal slots and contact points with lubrication. Action and intonation is dead on and neck relief is perfect. The neck has absolutely no warps or humps and the truss rod turns perfectly with tons of room to turn for seasonal changes. Thank you for looking

 You'll be shocked to find how good our pro setup is! A 100$ value free! big bends fretting out is a thing of the past, find out for yourself!

Condition: Very Good condition the body has some dings around the bottom edges that are out of view, only a few on the top and back. A few of the dings seem to have touched up with black. There is slight tarnishing on the nickel and chrome hardware and some swirlies around the horns of the instrument that is almost impossible to see. The neck is perfectly preserved with virtually no signs of play-wear and the frets have tones of life. 

All original pickups and pots that date to 76', solder joints are untouched perfect which definitely contribute to the powerful sound of these pickups. (neck 10.50k)(bridge 6.09k) Volumes and tones role 0-10 exponentially and theres no grounding or hum issues.
Fender Telecaster Custom 1976 Sunburst
Serial: 711777
Weight: 8.65 lbs
Series: Telecaster
Body: Ash
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, Thick "C” Shape 0.854" at 1st, 0.945" at 12th
Neck Finish: Polyurethane 
Fretboard: 7.5-inch radius, Maple
Frets: 21, Original Frets
Position Inlays: Black Dot inlays
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1 5/8"
Tuning Machines:  Original F Logo Tuners
Scale Length: 25.5"
Bridge: Original Fender Stamped 6-saddle nickel bridge
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Pickups: Original Seth Lover Wide Range Humbucker and Original Tele Bridge Pickup (neck 10.5k)(bridge 6.09k)
Pickup Switching: 3 way switch
Controls: Volume 1, (Neck) Volume 2, (Bridge) Tone 1(Neck) Tone 2 (Bridge)
Control Knobs: Orignal Fender Skirted Witch Knobs
Hardware Finish: Mixed
Case/Gig Bag: Non-Original Late 70's early 80's fender molded Hardcase


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