Fender American Standard Telecaster Sunburst 1997

Fender American Standard Tele, sunburst, made in USA 1997. This middle-era Am Standard is a good example of why this model won so many hearts: it just works really well. The alder body is moderate in weight, and delivers a beautiful balanced tone with a thick and eloquent midrange, combining nicely with the traditional single coils that sing truly and have a little more sparkle and life than the later noiseless models. The chunky block-style saddle bridge adds a bit of sustain and brightness; they're an instantly recognisable and loveable 90s hallmark on a Tele. The neck is perfectly stable and straight, it feels nicely played in but still ready for another few thousand hours of play; it's slim, comfortable and instantly familiar. The classic burst-finish shows off some subtle grain and lends a classic look to the matching classic tone. If you're more about amazing tone and captivating performance than gimmicks and antics, this will suit you perfectly. 

Model: Fender American Standard Telecaster
Made: Corona, California USA 1998 (serial N7305519)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst, 3-ply white guard
Body: alder
Neck: maple, rosewood board, slim profile
Mods: none
Pickups: original Fender USA single coils
Case: Gator branded deluxe hardcase, fair condition, great quality

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's some dents on the front: one near the bridge, one near the knobs and one on the top edge in the shoulder area. The back has some minor buckle rash and a minor chip on the bottom edge. The neck and headstock are pretty clean with only minor dimples. Overall:  good condition (7/10)

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets are in good condition with some normal wear, 7/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46s. No fuss, just plays very well indeed.

Fender American Standard Telecaster Sunburst 1997

$1,111.00
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Fender American Standard Telecaster Sunburst 1997

$1,111.00
$1,111.00

Fender American Standard Tele, sunburst, made in USA 1997. This middle-era Am Standard is a good example of why this model won so many hearts: it just works really well. The alder body is moderate in weight, and delivers a beautiful balanced tone with a thick and eloquent midrange, combining nicely with the traditional single coils that sing truly and have a little more sparkle and life than the later noiseless models. The chunky block-style saddle bridge adds a bit of sustain and brightness; they're an instantly recognisable and loveable 90s hallmark on a Tele. The neck is perfectly stable and straight, it feels nicely played in but still ready for another few thousand hours of play; it's slim, comfortable and instantly familiar. The classic burst-finish shows off some subtle grain and lends a classic look to the matching classic tone. If you're more about amazing tone and captivating performance than gimmicks and antics, this will suit you perfectly. 

Model: Fender American Standard Telecaster
Made: Corona, California USA 1998 (serial N7305519)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst, 3-ply white guard
Body: alder
Neck: maple, rosewood board, slim profile
Mods: none
Pickups: original Fender USA single coils
Case: Gator branded deluxe hardcase, fair condition, great quality

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's some dents on the front: one near the bridge, one near the knobs and one on the top edge in the shoulder area. The back has some minor buckle rash and a minor chip on the bottom edge. The neck and headstock are pretty clean with only minor dimples. Overall:  good condition (7/10)

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets are in good condition with some normal wear, 7/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46s. No fuss, just plays very well indeed.