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For sale is Rick Nielsen's (Cheap Trick) 1969 Fender Maverick / Custom.  For the uninitiated, the Fender Maverick/Custom is one of the rarest and most sought after vintage Fender Guitars ever made.  And it is arguably, the coolest looking guitar Fender has ever produced.  It was released in 1969, as basically a six-string Fender Electric XII, in an attempt to burn through surplus parts.  Less than 700 of them were produced and likely only a fraction of them likely remain.  And it is one of the few Fenders with the hockey stick headstock. 

Besides being an iconic part of rock, guitar and Fender history...this specific instrument obviously has an iconic rock star pedigree as it was owned, played and customized by one of the most famous and renown guitarists in the history of popular music, Rick Nielsen.  Surrender, I Want You To Want Me, The Flame, If You Want My Love, etc. He has played on albums by John Lennon, Halll & Oats, The Yardbirds, Glen Campbell, Motley Crue, Foo Fighters, Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons. 

The body and headstock have been expertly refinished in a bright Fiesta Red.  There is no visible neck stamp, but the pots and pickups date to 1966. All electronics are original as is the hardware with the exception of the tuners. Oddly and coolly, there is one original 'F' tuner left which has been painted or plated black to match the replacement set.

Obviously, we could have easily taken it back to the original Sunburst and put on period correct tuners, but we opted to keep it to Rick's specs.  All of the wear, which is amazing...is his. 

The neck has a beautiful binding, gorgeous inlays and incredible play wear on the back. The frets are in good condition and the action is great.

The body shape is as cool as it gets with perfect body contours.  The split single coils sound like nothing else Fender makes.  There is a 4 way pickup selector that really produces 4 unique tones.  The vibrato is fantastic and this guitar has the best saddles for muting of any guitar that I own.  There are no saddle screws to bite into your hand. 

Serial Number 269497

If you want to a guitar that is unlike anything else out there and really makes a statement...this one is the one!












It comes with a non-original Kramer brand hardshell case, a whammy bar, a Rick Nielsen guitar pic, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Rick

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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

Condition:
Very Good (Used)
Brand
Fender
Model
Maverick Custom
Finish
Red
Categories
Solid Body
Year
1969
Made In
United States

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