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Regular price $739
This is a Fender 1997 California Series Telecaster in Sunburst finish with tortoise shell pickguard. These are not your average Tele. They have a stratocaster pickup in the neck position and a Tex-Mex in the bridge. (See bottom of this auction for a ton of detailed specs on these guitars.) Guitar is in great playing condition. Beautiful birds-eye maple neck with pretty wood grain and dark, rich rosewood fretboard. Player's guitar: Top is very clean with only coulple small marks. Back and sides show wear marks (see pics). Frets show some flattening and grooves, mostly on the first 9 frets or so. Jumbo frets so lots of meat left. If you're like me, you'd play it as-is, but some may prefer a fret level. Really just one of those guitars that feels good in the hands. These California Series guitars were made for a short time only as a joint venture of Fender USA and Mexico. Made in USA with all USA parts, but painted in Mexico. All the ones I've had have played great. Weight is 7 pounds, 15 ounces. The guitar has just been detailed and given a full setup. No case. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking. 

Video demo of similar guitar below.

Wiki Info
Vintage style “C” profile neck with a 9½" radius.
21 medium jumbo frets.
Vintage tuners and 4 bolt neck plate.
3 Ply WBW pickguard.
25½" scale length.

The California Series Telecaster model features vintage hardware such as Kluson-style tuners and a vintage bridge with six individual steel saddles. Medium jumbo frets make string bending and playability by far easier in contrast to the usual thin vintage frets. All Telecaster bodies of this particular series were routed for a humbucker pickup in the neck position. There were two options of the pickup configuration: Either a "Fat Tele" pickup arrangement with a Fender USA humbucker neck pickup and a bridge pickup or a Stratocaster single coil pickup in the neck position combined with a single coil bridge pickup. The serial numbers are in an AMXN + 6 digits format while the first digit represents the year of production. AMXN7***** means the guitar was manufactured in 1997.

What You Get
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

Guitar Setup
All our setups are done by our in-house trained luthier. Setup 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. We spray out any pots that are noisy, 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. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. 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.