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Fender Andy Summers Custom Shop Telecaster (#179)

*Possibly the only one in New Zealand*

Rare Fender Custom Shop Andy Summers Tribute Telecaster Guitar.

It’s a note-perfect replica of the 1961 Telecaster that Summers used to help propel the Police to untold heights of worldwide pop superstardom.

250-instrument Limited Edition run.

The guitar features the same modifications that the original had when Summers first bought it, most of which were unchanged throughout the nonstop work and excitement of the Police years:
•Ferocious humbucking neck pickup.
•Bridge pickup mounted in the body rather than in the broken brass (not chrome) bridge plate.
•Control plate-mounted mini-toggle phase switch.
•Body-mounted preamp on/off mini-toggle switch
•Rear-mounted overdrive unit controlled by a third knob below the two traditional Telecaster volume and tone controls.
•“Soft” brass bridge pieces.
•Schaller tuners.

The alder-body, maple-neck guitar also features an immaculately recreated highly worn finish, with extensive chips, scratches, dings and nicks identical to the original.
Features

BODY:
Lightweight Ash
Thin nitrocellulose lacquer
Heavy relic finish matching Andy's wear marks
White binding on top and back

NECK:
Quarter-sawn maple
Finish removed from back
'65 "C" shape
Round lam fretboard
9.5" radius, 21 frets 6105
Black Dot position inlays with Wide Dot spacing

BRIDGE:
Strings-Thru-Body 6-Saddle Brass Bridge with Crack in the Pickup Mounting Hole
Hardware: Vintage
Pickguard: 3-ply mint green

PICKUPS:
3-way switch
Custom Shop 1969 pickups
Humbucking neck pickup
Bridge pickup mounted in the body
Control plate-mounted mini-toggle phase switch
Body-mounted preamp On/off mini-toggle switch
Top Hat switch tip
Rear-mounted overdrive unit
Volume and tone controls
"Soft" brass bridge pieces
Schaller tuners
Rectangular jack plate
422 3 November 2014 View all items from this person
Brand Fender
Model Andy Summers Telecaster
Colour 3-tone Sunburst
Serial Number JS407
Date Stolen 4 June 2014
Location Auckland
Police File Number 141010/6116