FENDER 1997 SQUIER PRO TONE TELECASTER THINLINE RARE KOREAN TELE 80061


Regular price $699
Description
You're looking at a very rare 1997 Fender Squier Pro Tone Telecaster Thinline. It's in very good condition. Really no dings or scratches except some tiny marks. The gold hardware does show some wear, mostly the knobs and bridge. The tuners have been upgraded to Sperzel locking tuners, and the saddles are graphite. Frets and birdseye maple neck are in good shape. The pickups in this guitar were also upgraded and SOUND AMAZING. Not sure the brand: may be DiMarzio. These guitars are one of Fender's biggest secrets. They were made for 3 years 1996-98 at the Cort factory in Korea, and they caused a big stir because the quality was rivaling American made guitars. I myself have had several 69 Thinline Tele's, both Mexican and US, and this Tele holds its own against them.

These have Alnico pickups, one-piece satin maple necks, solid ash bodies, gold hardware, a bound body, string-thru construction, beautiful wood grain showing on the body. Really, the list goes on. These are not what you think of when you hear "Squire." Do a quick search on the Net and you'll hear people singing the praises of these guitars.  They have already appreciated greatly in value and will continue to do so, much like Japanese "JV" guitars. The pickups on this Tele are warm and woody sounding. They sound better than most USA Tele's I've played. No case. Weight is 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Buyer of this guitar will get a real keeper. Thanks for looking!

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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!

Packing
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.