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RARE! 1979 Fender Telecaster LEFTY Custom Order 3-Pickup w/ OHSC


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Up for sale is a beautiful and incredibly rare left handed 1979 factory 3-pickup Telecaster in excellent vintage condition and perfect working order. We just gave this a pro set up with a set of 9-42 gauge strings so it plays amazingly with a straight neck, low action and accurate intonation. The original trio of single coil pickups (with a Tele bridge pickup in the middle position) sound incredible and have tons of Tele twang, clarity and spank. And the factory 5-way switch gives you those 2 more positions, expanding the typical Telecaster tonal palette.

Cosmetically, this instrument is insanely clean and has been well taken care of over the years. That said, there’s maybe a few tiny dings scattered around along with some general swirling and light scratching in the clear coat from handling and cleaning. The original frets look great still with only the slightest hint of use on frets 1-3, mostly under the plain strings. Like many 1970’s Fender guitars, the neck pocket is a bit sloppy and too big for the neck. Fortunately, this is only cosmetic in nature as the original four bolt design keeps it in place. See pics for condition and please excuse any reflections.

We are the third owner’s of this fine instrument. According to the original owner, (who bought it new in 1979 and owned it up until a couple years ago), he custom ordered it from Fender in 1978 with a middle pickup and 5-way switch. Unfortunately, there’s no documentation to corroborate this.

The neck stamp and pots both date this to 1979. Comes with the original hard shell case. The guitar weighs 7lbs 12.3oz. The nut width is 1.615”. The neck thickness is 885” at the 12th fret and .935” at the 12th fret. The neck pickup reads 7.01K, middle reads 8.10K and bridge 6.43K.

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