1978 Fender Telecaster

1978 Fender Telecaster

Fender offered the Antigua finish as a Western-inspired silver-to-black sunburst starting in 1967 with its Coronado, and continued it through the ‘70s with all of its guitars being made in Antigua in very small numbers. This is one of the rare ones, a Tele that’s quite a bit cleaner than most we’ve seen. A heavyweight guitar, it’s a curious and very different Tele from most in its low action, its maple fingerboard, and, of course, its finish.