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1999 Fender American Standard Telecaster Natural Ash, Near Mint w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1999 Fender American Standard Telecaster in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. An ash-bodied iteration of the American Standard platform, this Fender reflects the high quality reinvention of the Telecaster platform in the modern era. With reverence for Fender's past and a host of modern, player-friendly features, this USA-made Tele offers a 9 1/2" fretboard radius on the 22 fret fingerboard, medium jumbo fretwire, and Schaller tuning machines, all tweaks on the classic platform that ensure optimal playability and tone. Whether it's biting bridge pickup twang or thicker, warm neck pickup girth, this American Standard can deliver the goods with the midrange complexity and note attack of ash, and the immediate snap of the maple fretboard. The Tele balances well on a strap and weighs 8lbs 9oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a modestly slender C-shaped profile carve with lots of shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and .880” at the 12th. The stock medium jumbo frets retain their full factory height with well-rounded crowns and virtually no wear, offering easy playability in every register. The nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and the headstock retains the original Fender-stamped Schaller tuning machines which turn very smoothly and hold pitch well with clean chrome plating. The back of the headstock has the N9-prefix serial number, translating to 1999.

The stock electronics work as they should, with the traditional Tele three-way switch and Master Volume and Tone controls. Solder joints are untouched, and the CTS pots date to ‘99. The chrome hardware has plenty of shine, and the bridge features six saddles for spot-on intonation. Save for a bit of requisite pick scuffing on the three-ply pickguard, the guitar is stunningly well-kept, and the Natural gloss finish has barely a scratch on the body. The satin-finished neck profile is equally pristine.

The original black tolex hardshell case with red plush interior is included.