1999 Fender Classic Series ‘50s Telecaster in excellent condition. Sounds great! Serial number dates guitar to October 1999. A used hardshell case is included. Pickups upgraded with a great set of Fender USA Pure Vintage ‘64 Telecaster pickups. The MIM stock pickups were the weak point here (cheap, plastic bobbins, taped neck pickup coil, no baseplate on bridge pickup); they are long gone.

The transparent white blonde finish has faded nicely. Ash body with a maple 7.25” radius neck that has a comfy ‘50s C shape. Guitar weighs right around 7.3lbs. It has a lively feel when strummed. Frets are in clean shape, with only light play wear to frets 1-4 under the B and G strings—there are no indents/grooves.

Besides the upgraded pickups, this Telecaster is all original and shows light scratching and swirling throughout neck, body, and hardware. The clear poly finish appears to have been knocked down by buffing and is smooth and satin-y on both the neck and body. The hardware is similarly worn. There are a couple of small indents on the back of the neck. No chips or gouges are present in the body of the guitar.

Currently strung with D’Addario 11-49 Half Rounds with a plain .20 for G string. They sound excellent but I know not everyone loves 11s, so I have not widened the nut slots in case buyer prefers to go back to 10s. If you do like 11s, the nut slotting could use some additional light filing.

Feel free to message me with any questions on this sweet Tele. Thanks!

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Listed6 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Classic Series '50s Telecaster
Finish
  • White Blonde
Categories
Year
  • 1999
Made In
  • Mexico
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Nut Width
  • 1.625"
Color Family
  • White
Series
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Ash
Model Family
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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