Fender Telecaster 1978 with Maple Fretboard – White / Blonde | Los Angeles

$ 4799.00

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This Fender Telecaster was bought and stored by the original owner. Frets and condition are the best I have ever seen from 1978. Picture of the tuner shows made in West Germany which is how to authenticate the tuners from the 70’s. Certificate is stamped and dated. Incredible find, museum piece. I’ll hang onto it if someone doesn’t buy it, these just keep going up in price. This guitar has stayed white which is rare, since it stayed in the case.

The hardware is immaculate, tuning machines, bridge, strap pins, neck plate, input jack, even the original ash tray cover. Each of the afore mentioned might have small indications of pitting, just the nature of being a 44 year old component. The guitars original Fender registration card is with it, it was dated and filled out in 1983. Also included is a 1978 sticker from the legendary Manny’s Music NYC. It’s a safe assumption that the guitar was purchased there and the (used) sticker has remained with is as a keepsake.

This is the among the cleanest vintage guitars we’ve seen. It’s hard to believe this instrument is 44 years old and not a reissue. It’s been freshly set up with 9-42 strings and ships in it’s original 1978 Fender Hard Shell Case.


Make: Fender
Model: Telecaster
Sub-Model: Vintage 1978
Year: 1978
Finish: Transparent Blonde
Country: USA
Condition: Excellent
Weight: 9.8lbs
Body Shape: Telecaster
Body Type: Solid
Body Wood: Ash
Scale Length: 25.5″
Neck Joint: Bolt-on
Neck Wood: Maple
Finger Board: Maple
Neck Radius: 7.25″
Neck Profile: C
Inlays: Black Dot
Nut Width: 1.65″
Nut: Synthetic Bone
Frets: 21 Medium Tall
Pickup Config: SS
Neck Pickup: Fender Proprietary Single Coil
Bridge Pickup: Fender Proprietary Single Coil
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White
Pots: 1-Volume, 1-Tone
Switch: 3-Way Blade Switch
Hardware: Nickel
Tuning Machines: Fender 6 In Line F logo Tuners with 70’s Rectangle Heads
Bridge: Vintage Telecaster Bridge
Knobs: Knurled Chrome Dome
String Gauge: 9-42
Case: Original Hard Shell Case