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2005 Fender AVRI Jazzmaster - Ice Blue Metallic by Frankie Concord
Via Flickr:
My ice blue metallic 2005 Fender AVRI Jazzmaser. Novak JM90 in the bridge. Novak JMV in the neck. Staytrem bridge and tremolo arm.

O wow! This monster is a swamp ash “Smugglers ” 1967 Relic Tele I just finished for my friend Jay Donnellan. Jay played with Arthur Lee and Love for years -a truly magnificent player. He asked me to make a tele with 1 Meg volume with the Roy Buchanan “Nancy” wiring; Schaller locking tuners, all nitro finish with a maple neck and alnico 2 pickups, creamy yellow with black pickguard. I can’t believe how good this guitar sounds…the “Bakersfield ” honk and bite without brashness. Harmonics are insane on this! Listen to the sustain…. Yeeee hawww. Another Rorysrelics:)


1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Black

Even after Leo Fender left his namesake company, they continued innovating and experimenting. The single-coil sound may be what Fenders are most known for but by the 1970’s, the brawnier, beefier humbucker sound was everywhere. To develop their first humbucker they brought in Mr P.A.F. himself, Seth Lover. These pickups are the heart of the Tele Deluxe, which also featured individual volume and tone controls for each pickup. They offer more output than any previous Fender pickup, and more clarity than what Gibson was offering. As Fender has always been a company that kept a mindful eye on the bottom line they were always looking for ways to simplify construction. For the Deluxe, they used the same neck as their Stratocaster with the larger “CBS” headstock, bullet truss rod, three bolt neck and rounded neck heel. This made managing their on-hand inventory easier. Custom colors were available for order but most can be found in Walnut Brown, Blonde, White, Natural, and Black. As with a lot of Fender’s in the 70s they tend to be on the heavier side, but this very vibey black one is super light and only 7.4 lbs!

This guitar is currently available for purchase at Rock N Roll Vintage in Chicago. We ship world-wide. Please contact our store directly at 773-878-8616, rocknrollvintage.com or email at rocknrollvintage@gmail.com for more info.