1996 Fender MIJ Sunburst FotoFlame Telecaster~50th Anniversary~Player Grade Guitar~Reduced Price

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   For your viewing pleasure today is this 1996 Made in Japan(MIJ) Fender FotoFlame Tri Color Sunburst 50th Anniversary Telecaster in very good player grade condition w gig bag, (sorry folks, bought this without any type of hard case). She's in overall very good, player grade condition, exhibiting 25 years of natural relic'ing, showing multiple bruises, scuffs, paint chips, dings, etc that come from 1000's of hours of loving play wear, NOT artificial distressing, which quite personally, in our opinion, is very uncool. Personally, this is the condition that we love to find when searching for instruments, as this shows how much someone thought of, loved & played this particular instrument. And, she's now at a new REDUCED PRICE!
  • Serial number: U012660 (back of neck above where neck joins the body);
  • MADE IN JAPAN (MIJ~1996); Guitar was built at the
    Fuji-gen Plant, Japan
    in 1995-1996,
    Production Number of 12660(courtesy The Guitar Dater Project);
  • Solid Telecaster single cutaway body;
  • 2 single coil Stratocaster type pickups in the neck & middle positions, and a standard Telecaster single coil pickup in the bridge position;
  • 1 knurled chrome volume & 1 knurled chrome tone control, an off white non original switch tip on the 5 way pickup selector switch mounted below the 2 controls;
  • Wonderful, vivid 3 tone, tri color sunburst FotoFlame finish on the front & rear of the solid contoured body;
  • Bolt on striped maple neck with a solid rosewood fingerboard & a 4 hole chrome neck plate;
  • Standard Tele headstock profile with standard style Kluson in line tuning gears with chrome buttons;
  • Original off-white, sometimes referred to as a "mother of toilet seat", pearloid pick guard;
  • Special, Stratocaster style contoured body shape for more comfort and playability;
  • Round jack plate and recessed input.

 All of our instruments sold are in complete, working condition. This instrument was professionally inspected, repaired if necessary & given a pro set-up by one of our favorite luthiers/guitarist/composer/teacher & fantastic all around human being as well as the co-founder of April Mae & The Junebugs, Dave "Catfish" Fecca of Dave Fecca Guitar Repair located in Moorestown, NJ...so this axe is ready to rip!

 Instrument is in very good player grade condition, in our opinion. Our luthier gave this a full pro set-up, including polishing the fretboard and oiling the tuners. He cleaned all electronics, adjusted the neck & action, and set the intonation. He replaced a missing white tip for the pickup selector but everything else is all original.

Cosmetically, the guitar has some assorted dings along the body and edges of the guitar as well as  some bubbling of the finish on the sides and back of the body. That being said, these cosmetic imperfections do not affect the playability of the instrument whatsoever. Please see the attached photos for specific, current state of condition.

Body is 38 1/2" long x 12 1/2" wide x 1 3/4" deep; scale length is 24 3/4" long x 1 3/4" wide at the 1st fret, 2" wide at the 12th fret, & 2 1/8" wide at the 17th fret.

Nut measures 1 and 5/8" wide.

Guitar weighs in at 7lbs, 6 1/2 oz.

 This instrument is ready to play in any capacity the player wishes. This instrument would give a great deal of pleasure to a collector, a player, or a professional.

Obviously, this is being sold as is, where is, with no implied warranties or guarantees of any kind whatsoever. Since this is a vintage electric musical instrument, our normal return policy DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS ITEM! It cannot be returned to us. We package professionally & this instrument will be insured for the full valuation at our expense. We accurately represent all of our items. If you have questions please feel free to contact us for an in hand description. Also, take a look at our website, Ellis Antiques et Bijoux. You may also wish to check out our feedback, which is currently 15,000+, and has accumulated for the past 22+ years on eBay.


Shipping insurance is included. Instrument will be boxed in a heavy guitar box & will be shipped via USPS or FedEx. Or, this can be picked up locally at our physical bricks and mortar shop in Collingswood, NJ 08108.
Please inquire regarding international shipping rates prior to purchase or making us an offer. This item is subject to prior sale. If you have any interest in purchasing this fine instrument, please feel free to make us an offer. We're full time general antique dealers and negotiating is a large part of our business. Just saying......    


**SPECIAL NOTE: It is with a very heavy heart that we wish to share the news of the recent passing on
Dec 6, 2020, of our almost 12 year old red & white beagle, our beloved Ace. He was our mascot and namesake of this shop on Reverb.com. He gave us the initial inspiration to sign up with Reverb.com, primarily due to the name that we chose to use on this fantastic website. He was also the chief of security & official greeter for our bricks & mortar shop, always ready to engage with the customers; tail wagging, always happy & forever on the lookout for any ingestible treats that our customers wished to share with him as well as a nice butt or belly rub.
Ace is, and will continue to be, very sorely missed by all who knew him. Our shop will never be the same without his presence. But, his intense spirit and joie de vivre lives on, through our loving memories of him and also via this wonderful platform online. Love the heck out of ya, Acie!!

Sadly, Ellis
Ace's Axe Attic

If you are contemplating making us an offer on this or any of our other varied listings, please be fully prepared to follow through, pay for your item and consummate the deal if your offer is accepted by us. We have recently received fair offers from buyers with little or even zero feedback or inexperience on this selling platform, and they have either reneged on their commitment to purchase, or these "buyers" never paid for their purchases. Man, that's a surefire way to really piss off the boss!  Obviously, we would rather this never happen again, but sometimes it will occur no matter what our wishes are. In closing, thank y'all for reading to this point and for your patience and understanding as well. And, in the immortal lyrics from an early Steve Miller Band tune, “You gotta keep on keepin on”!

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This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed6 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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