1989 Fender Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Telecaster #154 of 300 Natural



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1989 Fender Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Telecaster #154 of 300. Here's a rare beast indeed- the first Custom Shop commemorative guitar! 300 of these were produced in the original run from 1988-89; 100 each in tinted natural, translucent red and honey violin transparent. Keith Urban collects these, Clapton had one built especially for him after the original run sold out and Merle Haggard based his Tuff Dawg signature Tele on this model. This example is number 154 with a neck date of 2/21/89. The neck is one piece of insanely flamed maple stamped by Scott Buehl. The body is Louisiana ash with a highly figured flame maple top. The master builders all signed it in the neck pickup rout- most notably John Page, Scott Buehl and Scott Grant.

The guitar is all stock but has unfortunately lost its case & peripherals over the past 29 years. It has been played but not abused. The gold plating shows some clouding but no pitting or wear through. Finish shows some light handling wear. Frets are in fine shape and the guitar sets up perfectly. There is an almost invisibly repaired crack running from the first string tuner to the tip of the headstock. Weight is 8 pounds 6 ounces. Guitar will ship in a non-original hardshell case

Model Name: 40th Anniversary Telecaster
Model Number: 012-0850-000
Series: Limited Edition Anniversary Series
Body: Lightweight Louisiana Ash with Highly Figured Bookmatched Maple Top
Neck: One Piece Highly Figured Maple
Fingerboard: Maple (9.5" Radius)
No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
Hardware: Gold
Machine Heads: Gold Fender Schaller
Bridge: Gold American Standard Tele

Saddles:American Series 6 powder-coated steel bridge saddle sections
Pickguard: Grained Ivoroid Pickguard
Pickups: 2 Vintage Tele Pickups
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Selector Switch
Controls: Master Volume, Master TBX Tone Control
Colors: Tinted Natural
Case: Non original Hard Shell Case Included


Type: Electric Guitars

Vendor: Fender