1999 FENDER CLASSIC SERIES 50s TELECASTER U-Shape Neck Vintage White Tele 78243
Classic Fender 50s Tele in killer White finish. Beautiful guitar. Great player.
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You're looking at a super clean 1999 Fender Classic Series 50s Telecaster in what I believe is Vintage White finish. It is white with a small influsion of yellow tint (do your own research on Fender white colors--there are quite a few out there). It is also somewhat translucent, so you can see some of the wood grain under the finish, but the pictures can't really capture that. This is only the second year of production for the Classic Series, so the neck is more chunky--closer to Fender "U" shape than a "C shape (ask for measurements BEFORE buying if you're concerned with neck profile). Excellent playing and cosmetic condition. The frets were just crowned and polished and it plays nice up and down the neck. This has the vintage ashtray bridge and single-ply black pickguard. 9/10 condition. Only a couple tiny marks (see pics below). This is a 20-year-old guitar so it has aged woods and superior build compared to new Mexi-made Fenders. By most accounts, early Mexican made are on par with late Japanese made Fenders. Weight is 8 pounds, 5 ounces. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking!
For guitarists who must have the instrument’s original-era tone, look and feel, the Classic Series ’50s Telecaster epitomizes the guitar in the decade of its debut, with unmistakable early Tele® style and snap.
Maple neck with “U”-shaped profile
7.25”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
Dual vintage-style single-coil Telecaster pickups with three-way switching
Single-ply white pickguard
American Vintage string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three chrome “barrel” saddles
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
My setup on guitars includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. I spray out any pots that are noisy. I turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. I don't claim to be a trained luthier, but I'm able to set guitars/basses for a reasonable out-of-box experience and have had very few complaints. If you're looking for the perfect setup on a used guitar, please expect to take it to a trained luthier who is familiar with your individual playing style and preferences. ps: basses get the same setup minus the new strings. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.