This is a 1986 Fender Contemporary Telecaster in Burgundy Mist finish. The Contemporary Telecasters and Stratocasters were the first exported instruments from Japan to receive a genuine Fender branding, all previous exports were under the Squier label. The “contemporary” label was well deserved, as these instruments share similarities with the hot rodded instruments that were popular during the eighties. Features such as: an HH or HSS pick-up configuration, a locking tremolo system, and different arrays of switches for expansive tonal possibilities. Having only been produced between 1984-1987, these instruments were not terribly popular, though one notable player of the Contemporary Tele would be Black Francis of Pixies fame. This particular instrument is an HSS, and this provides a wide tonal palate with a on-off toggle switch for each one, with a three way switch for the humbucker with a coil-tap option. With these options, there are possibilities for hard rock sounds all the way to Strat sounds. After a set-up from our talented tech, this guitar plays wonderfully, with a traditional neck but fatter frets, perfect for fast licks. This piece is missing its whammy bar and back plate, and it does have many bumps and chips, but aside from that it is great player and sounds awesome. Ships in a gigbag.
Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz.
Nut Width: 1 ⅝”
6/10 (good condition) 1986 Made in Japan
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