Fender Telecaster Custom 1978 Antigua


The Facts:

As you can see in the photo, she weighs in at 9 lbs, 2 oz.
The solders are untouched and original.
In the photos, the neck dimensions are provided.
Rosewood fretboard.
This Tele is all original, with no overspray or mods.
It has some minor wear, but nothing major.
No breaks or cracks.
Original Tags and Ashtray Cover
Original Fender hardshell case included.

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You know people, I just can’t call it. We know the history, but it’s shrouded in mystery somewhat. The history I speak of is the inception of this color. As the the crow flies, this color, “Antigua” was born by accident. While producing Coronado II guitars in the late 1960’s, Fender made lemonade from lemons when the body binding process burned the edges of their fully-hollow ES-335 competition model. Instead of chunking the bodies, Fender developed a color scheme that ‘burst from black on the burned edges to a type of mustard yellow on the inside of the ‘burst.

And yes people, this is how it went down- a mistake. But, let’s think this through: Penicillin to was born of an accident by a scientist by the name of Sir Alexander Fleming. Buddy was looking for a cure-all and noticed that a contaminated Petri dish he had discarded contained a mold that was dissolving all the bacteria around it. When he grew the mold by itself, he learned that it contained a powerful antibiotic, penicillin.

Don’t you see people? Sometimes, greatness comes from mistakes. Such with Penicillin and with color schemes- sometimes, the universe just has away of correcting itself.

As for this guitar? Well, it is in original and exceptional condition. She’s all there and of course, comes with the original hang tag and Ash Tray cover, of course.

Napoleon once said: “There are no such thing as accidents, it is fate misnamed.”

I totally agree Napoleon, but in this case, this “accident” found a name and the name is Antigua…

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
Telecaster Custom
Solid Body
Made In
United States
Fretboard Material
Number of Strings
6 String
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Body Type
Solid Body
Body Shape


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