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FDP Forum / FDP Classifieds - For Sale and Wanted ads / 1983 Fender Telecaster Elite

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Feb 21st, 2019 06:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

*** SOLD ***

Need an oddball 83 Elite to round out your collection?

Here you go!

It's definitely player grade. Please check the pics, this is a 35 year old guitar that has been used.

The good:

flat 12" radius neck
hotter pickups, I think these were the precursor to the Lace Sensors
Rare to find Elite model
active electronics
All parts appear to be original
The Elite had a special neck plate that was thicker, the theory was the extra thickness helped keep the neck stable (not sure it thats true or not)

The not so good:

The finish on the headstock is peeling, It's mostly all still there, its just loose

Whoever owned this before me probably had acidic sweat, the metal has a lot of corrosion

The pots and jack probably at the very least need to be cleaned, perhaps even replaced

No case, but will be packed very well, and insured for the value you pay

Again, this is a player grade, so I'm pricing it accordingly. When I bought this, I plugged it in to make sure everything worked, and I took the battery out and put it in my closet, and that's where it's sat for over a decade. At the very least you'll need to clean it up, restring it, and get it set up unless you can do that work yourself. I would fully prepare yourself to have to replace a pot or two and probably the jack, but maybe you'll get lucky.

$350 plus actual shipping cost and it's yours.

Feel free to ask questions, thanks for looking.

83 Elite 1

(This message was last edited by Blacksunshine at 04:33 PM, Mar 22nd, 2019)

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Feb 21st, 2019 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

83 Elite 2

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Feb 21st, 2019 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

83 Elite 3

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Feb 21st, 2019 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

83 Elite 4

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