SOLD - Fender Custom Shop American Classic Nashville Telecaster 1996 Champagne Sparkle

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There is a serious fan base for Fenders with sparkle finishes.  This champagne sparkle should hit the spot!

This Tele gives you Strat flexibility with that Tele bridge tone that cuts through a mix.  

The guitar is extremely clean.  It has seen a change or two.  The TBX tone circuit was removed in favor of a traditional tone control setup.  The strap buttons are also changed.  The rest is original.

There are no repairs or issues.  Frets are very clean.  The truss rod was checked during setup and has plenty of room for future adjustment. 

Comes with a brown Fender case with one broken latch.  No paperwork included.  We did contact Fender and got the spec sheet for the guitar.

  • Color: Champagne
  • Weight: 8lbs 4ozs
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Lightly figured Hard Rock Maple
  • Neck Date: JUN 5-1996 and MAY 09 1996, see pictures!
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: MOP Dots
  • Frets: Original American Standard
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.65"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.84"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.88"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: .049"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: .059"
  • Total length: 38 3/8"
  • Lower bout: 12 3/4"
  • Waist: 9 1/4"
  • Upper bout: 11"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Fender Texas Special Tele 
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 9.01k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup Brand: Fender Texas SpecialTM Strat
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 6.10k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Fender Texas SpecialTM Strat
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.16k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots: Replaced
  • Case: HSC
  • Notes: The stock Fender TBX Tone Control has been replaced with a traditional tone control/potentiometer. The stock strap buttons have been replaced with Dunlop Locking strap buttons. The non-original Fender Custom Shop Hard Shell Case has one broken latch.

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