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1960s Fender Deluxe 6 Vintage Console Lap Steel Blonde w/ Case, Legs & Cable


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Up for sale, a late 1960s Fender Deluxe 6 console lap steel in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original “knucklebuster” hardshell case, chrome-plated telescoping legs, cable, and Japanese import documentation. This USA-made steel is essentially identical to the Champ steel of the era, save for the trio of chrome-plated legs and corresponding flanges on the underside of the steel.

This Fender console steel features an ash body, yielding a plenty of midrange detail and note attack, qualities channeled faithfully through the pickup pair. The tone is quintessential Fender single coil richness and chime, and the gray bobbin pickups are wound similarly to a Stratocaster. There's a bell-like sweetness to the sound that is equal parts twang and silk, and beneath the bridge cover, a Pickup Blend wheel adjusts the balance between the two coils. This Deluxe 6 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with a fresh set of 15-35 strings.

-Scale Length: 22 1/2“
-String Spacing: 1 7/8“ at nut
-Playing Surface: Block position markers
-Headstock: Pat. # tuner tray
-Tuners: Klusons Deluxe, nickel-plated buttons
-Hardware: Control plate, flat-top knurled knobs, bridge cover
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Pickup Blend wheel
-Pickups: Gray bobbin x2
-Harness: CTS blend pot dates to 51st week of 1963, Volume/Tone pots date to the 42nd week of '66

The gloss Blonde nitro lacquer finish has gently yellowed to a rich cream hue, and cosmetic wear includes some minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole, primarily concentrated along the perimeter and on the bottom.

The original black tolex “knucklebuster” hardshell case is included, along with the trio of chrome-plated telescoping legs, original cable, slide, and the Japanese import documentation, which dates to the 45th year of the Showa period (translates to 1970).