Fender Studio Deluxe Console Steel Guitar (w/ legs) - 1960

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1960 Fender Studio Deluxe console steel in good condition and in perfect working order; complete with the original brown tolex hardshell case and legs.

This is a vintage Fender steel with a pure tone to match its good looks. The original brown tolex hardshell case with gold interior is included. The case is is very good condition with the original handle and trio of functional latches. The original legs fit neatly inside the case.

With the exception of the replaced volume potentiometer, this is factory original with no issues. It plays like new. It is missing the bridge cover; many players remove these to enable palming the strings. These are highly treasured by collectors and those in the know. Strat style single pickup. It's basically a re-branded Champ with legs. This is all in good condition. Even the case is in great shape. You can tell it’s been played, but well cared for.

Pre-CBS with its original nitro lacquer Desert Sand finish, the Studio Deluxe is essentially the same as the Champ steel of the era, save for the trio of chrome-plated legs and related flanges on the underside of the steel. The tone is quintessential Fender single coil richness. The pickup is an early black bobbin Stratocaster pickup with flat pole pieces.
The ‘fret-board’ is clean. The patent pending chrome Fender tuner pan houses original single-line Kluson tuners. With the exception of a replaced original Fender TV 250k volume pot, the electronics are untouched. The pots date shows 1960. The pickup has the original "Cheerio" rubber spacers between the pickup cover and baseplate. The original Astron tone cap is present. The control plate is rust free. The Desert Sand finish has several minor bar dings on the edges of the body and light wear.

For examples of the sound, you might listen to Steve Howe of YES or David Gilmour from Pink Floyd. I'd be happy to visit about which songs or anything else. Please feel free to contact us.

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About me: I try to acquire, play, and sell only the finest most sought after instruments. I always check them thoroughly and repair any less than perfect parts. I’ve been a collector for over 50 years. Over 1300 vintage guitars have passed through my hands. I've had several of this model, and this one stacks up well. Though they have gotten harder to find; it’s been a few years since one came our way.

Excellent quality. Good condition. Fantastic looks, early Fender tone !!

Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more

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