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Vintage 1978 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Blonde

  • Price:$2995.00


1978 Fender Tele Deluxe

There's no scarier phrase than "new and improved," especially when talking about a classic like Fender's Telecaster. Over the years they're tried to "improve" their flagship guitar time and time again. For all their efforts, it only worked once, and when it did, it was a home-run! The Deluxe swaps in a set of Fender's "Wide Range" humbuckers, making it a monster of an instrument. They may be humbuckers in name but their construction and more importantly their sound are a rethinking of design. They are high output yet retain a clarity that is unmistakeably Fender. It retains a bit of the trademark Tele twang too with the string-through body design and 25.5" scale length. This is one of those good ones where it really comes alive, even before you plug it in. It has a great and resonant ash body that really sings. 

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Cosmetic Condition:

It has its fair share of nicks, scratches and paint chips but is free if large dings, dents or anything of that variety. The finish has been worn down in some areas too.

Repairs & Mods:

All original except for a bone nut that was put on. No cracks, breaks, etc.

Feel & Playability:

Feels great in your hands. There's nothing more solid than a Tele, abuse it all you want. The tummy cut is a nice addition on the Deluxe too. The neck has a very "medium C" back profile that should be very familiar to most players. The frets are original and do show some wear but the guitar plays well as is. As many players will attest, once you get a Deluxe in your hands, you may never go back.


Made In: USA

Year Of Production: 1978

Serial Number: S806277

Weight: 8.3 lbs

Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Neck Width At Nut: 1-19/32"


Fender Molded  Hard Case

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