1999 Fender USA American Standard Telecaster – Metallic Aqua Marine

The Blue Book says…..

AMERICAN STANDARD (U.S. MFG. 1988-2000 NO. 010-8400/8402)

– single cutaway alder body, bolt-on maple neck, 22-fret maple fingerboard with black dot inlays (8400) or rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays (8402), fixed bridge, white pickguard, two American Standard Telecaster single coil pickups, two knobs (v, tone) and a three-way pickup switch mounted on a metal plate, chrome hardware, available in Aqua Marine Metallic (1999-2000), Black, Brown Sunburst (late 1980s-early 1990s, 1997-2000), Candy Apple Red (1997-2000), Caribbean Mist (disc. 1996), Frost Red (late 1980s-early 1990s), Gun Metal Blue (late 1980s-early 1990s), Inca Silver (1997-2000), Lipstick Red (disc. 1996), Metallic Purple (1999-2000), Midnight Blue (disc. 1996), Midnight Wine (disc. 1996), Natural (1999-2000), Sonic Blue (1997-2000), Sunburst, Vintage White, or White Blonde (1999-2000) finish, mfg. 1988-2000.

This was the first Telecaster of the post-CBS era to be made in the U.S. (at the Corona, CA production facility). Only the vintage series Telecasters were available between 1986 and 1987.

I say….

Great looker and a great player.  The guitar was previously owned by a young Worship leader at my local Church, and although it has not seen any “hard gigging” it does bear one or two minor scuffs.

The front of the body is pretty unmarked, other than one fairly long hairline scratch above the bridge assembly, but I don’t think you can see this on the pictures.  The rear of the body has some light buckle rash and one long hairline scratch that you can see in the pictures.

The neck and frets are in good condition, only very minor signs of fret wear.  The biggest problem is the fact that the lacquer on the fingerboard is chipping off along the edges of the neck.  This is concurrent with the age and use of the guitar, but annoying none the less.

Action is low and easy, great clean sound (but then again don’t tele’s always 🙂

Fender hard case, as pictured, is included.