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1971 Fender Telecaster with 'Factory Bigsby'

1971 Fender Telecaster with 'Factory Bigsby'

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This guitar has been independently examined by Kevin at Stairway to Kevin instrument repair on Denmark Street

Here are his notes on it:

‘A nice example of an early 70's Bigsby equipped Telecaster, truss rod is in good order and the guitar feels nice to play. Neck Date - 3 AUG 71 B. it has undergone a few changes over the years (as detailed below) but is an original Factory Bigsby guitar. A couple of extra notes - the bottom strap button is a newer one, the 1st String bridge saddle are replacements, and the pickguard is an old Fender one, but I can't be sure it is original to this exact guitar. Neck profile is very slightly larger around the back than most from this era and is a pleasant surprise.’

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Ash Body

Maple Neck

Rosewood Veneer Fretboard

Slim, Medium Round Back Neck Profile

Thickness at 1st fret 0.868 inch

Thickness at 12th fret 0.955

Graphtech Replacement Nut

40.74mm Nut Width

Original F Back Tuners

Original 3 Ply White Pickguard (some manipulation around neck pocket and bridge)

Replacement Telecaster Neck Pickup (7.18K)

Original Grey Bottom Pickup (5.96K)

1990’s CRL 3 Way Blade with New Tip

Very Old Copper/Shoreline Gold Refinish

Original Frets, Worn But Dressed

Replacement Fender Telecaster Knobs

Original Fender Bigsby and Bridge

Replacement Bridge Plate

Original Capacitor - Tone 0.5

Both Changed 90-00’s CTS Pots (250K)

One Replaced Neck Plate Screw

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