Fender 1983 Vintage Telecaster Elite – Fullerton Tele!
1983 VINTAGE FENDER ELITE TELECASTER GUITAR
Made in Fullerton, CA, USA, Active Electronics, Original Parts!
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This is a 1983 Fender USA Telecaster Elite made in Fullerton, California. All parts are original except for the plastic battery cover. I am going to have a luthier make a better, more original looking plate and I will include it with the guitar. Pot dates are R13783XXX, which indicates a 1983 build date. The Fullerton, CA plant continued to be Fender's main production facility until the very first months of 1985. These Elite guitars were only made from 1983-1984, so there are very few of them out there (even fewer of the Tele Elite). The instruments that were produced at the Fullerton, CA plant are very high quality instruments and are highly coveted among both collectors and players.
The Fender Elite Telecaster was the top of the line guitar in 1983. It combined tradition with modern technologies with more user-friendly hardware, upgraded electronics and better neck adjustment. The intention was to produce an upgraded version of a classic with a more modern look and feel, and to hopefully entice some Gibson players into the Fender family. The Elite had 2 newly designed humbucking pickups and active circuitry, with MDX and TBX controls, a biflex truss rod and a new heavy duty cast bridge. Specs on the guitar:
Model Name: Elite Telecaster®
Series: Elite Series
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” Radius (305 mm)
No. of Frets: 21 Frets
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.700”
Machine Heads: Cast, Sealed, High-Ratio Lash-Free Specially Lubricated Tuning Machines
Bridge: Heavy-Duty Cast Steel with Individually adjustable saddles
Pickguard: 4-Ply White
Pickups: 2 Humbucker Pickups with White Covers and Non-Exposed Pole Pieces
Pickup Switching: Three Way
Controls: Volume, Volume, Master MDX (Mid-Range) Tone, Master TBX (High-Range) Tone
Finish: Sienna (Cherry) Sunburst
Unique features: Micro-Tilt Neck Adjustment on the Neck Plate, 12” Fingerboard Radius, Schaller Straplocks, Active Electronics with Rear-Mounted Battery , Side-Mounted Input Jack, Rear Mounted BiflexTM Truss Rod, Modern Silver Fender Logo, Fender Elite on Neck Plate, White “F” Control Knobs with Black Serrated Rubber Collar
Origin: Fullerton, CA, USA
This guitar is used and has been gigged regularly but is good conditon: no cracks and nothing structural. This guitar is a player and not a wall hanger - it was meant to be used! The guitar does have finish chips along the body edge, some mild buckle rash and indenting. Most of the obvious wear is pictured above. All wear is cosmetic only. The neck is in excellent condition and the frets are near perfect with no grooves or flat spots. The action has been professionally set low with new strings and intonation has been set. The guitar plays beautifully. A non-original hardshell case will be included. The guitar will be packed very well and fully insured.
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$45 FOR FULLY INSURED GROUND SHIPPING (AK & HI extra).International buyers pay actual shipping charges; please contact me directly for an accurate shipping quote prior to bidding. International Bidders must pay with PayPal and have a confirmed PayPal shipping address. International buyers are responsible for all duties and/or taxes assessed by their country's customs department. NO US SALES TAX!
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