- 1977 Antigua Burst Model
- First Year of Production for the Telecaster Model
- All Original
- Excellent Condition
- Maple 4 Bolt Neck
- Ash body
- 3 Saddle Ashtray Bridge
- Ashtray Bridge Cover
- Weight: 8.5lb
- Serial Number: S833518
- None Generic Case
Here we have a really excellent & clean example of this now highly collectable Fender Telecaster. The visual allure of this ‘Antigua’ Burst Telecaster just pulls you in! This is the first year of production in this colour for the Antigua Telecaster Model.
Created as a limited option finish for Teles & Strats starting in 1977, this guitar is everything you want out of a classic Tele but with a finish that catches the eye. It creates some serious vibes and sounds fantastic!
She is in extraordinarily great all round original condition with very minor play-wear. Has a lovely arrow straight neck and really low, fast action. The pots date her to 1977. She comes with a none generic hard case.
After a 10 year hiatus, the Antigua finish was re-introduced by Fender as a factory colour in 1977. Originally on the Coronado in the sixties this striking look was now offered for Telecasters, Stratocasters, Mustang guitars and basses and Jazz and Precision bass models.
The linked video, show a reissue model of this guitar, but gives you a little history and some sound bites etc
In early 1951, Fender renamed its only production solid-body guitar the Telecaster, replacing the short-lived Broadcaster moniker used in late 1950. The Telecaster quickly became the guitar of its age, propelling the status of the solid-body electric guitar from novelty to the defining instrument of popular music. In the late ’70s, Fender produced the Tele with a green-burst Antigua finish that was originally used on the Coronado.
Years of Production: 1951 – present (Antigua finish 1977 -1979)
Unique to this Year: Transition back to four screw neckplate.
Body Style: Single cutaway solid-body
Wood Composition: Ash, Maple neck, Maple fingerboard
Design Elements: Two single-coil pickups, antigua pickguard, volume and tone controls, 25 1/2-inch scale length, string thru-body
Notable Tele Players: Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, Johnny Greenwood, James Burton
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