FS: Fender Muddy Waters Telecaster (guitar, not a bass)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JessRobinson, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. JessRobinson


    Dec 29, 2004
    Fairfax, VA
    Hi Folks,

    A converted bassist here selling off an excellent guitar that is collecting dust under my bed. Someone must know (or be) a guitarist looking for a great Tele. This Tele needs love (I've been ignoring it)...

    For sale is my Fender Muddy Waters Telecaster. Bought new one year ago at Chuck Levin's in Washington, DC, but barely used. In perfect condition, a super instrument. Has vintage-style bridge, vintage pickups (same as 52 RI), Fender amp knobs (like Muddy s own), medium chunky frets, terrific action and tone.

    A local luthier has done a few mods to make this axe even better than stock:

    Installed hand-milled compensated brass saddles
    Counter-sunk neck (a "neck slam") for even better neck fit and sustain
    Vintage-style parchment white pickguard from Callaham Guitars

    Comes with deluxe Fender gigbag and all original parts.

    $550 firm plus shipping takes it.

    Pix available upon request. Email me at jrobinson91@cox.net for more info.

  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    As a Tele guy myself, I can tell you this is a winner.

    I assume it's finished in red as Muddy's was.

    The compensated saddles are a great combination to keep the intonation correct but also get the nice vintage tone that's lacking from 6 saddle bridges. This is a very nice mod.

    Back when I used to spend a pile of time over on the TDPRI (Telecaster board) Fender had just released this one, and people were freaking out to get their hands on it. The body/neck is not the super-fat early 50's profile IIRC, instead it's a very comfy 60's C shape. Beyond that, nice RW fretboard too!

    If I didn't have a few Telecasters already, and a few bass projects in the works I'd be all over this one.
  3. JessRobinson


    Dec 29, 2004
    Fairfax, VA
    Burning Skies - thanks for the words of confirmation - yes, this is a terrific axe, it's just that I'm much more interested in playing bass these days.

    And yes, all Muddy Waters Teles are candy apple red like The Man's himself.