Times of transition can be hard, as this Fender Telecaster shows. Although it has a 1978 neck date, it was actually made in 1982. It was part of a special run of guitars that Fender made starting in 1981 called the International Series. These guitar were available in seven custom colors of which Sahra Taupe is the scarcest. The International Series was designed to use up the stock of three-bolt Stratocaster necks as the company transitioned back to the four-bolt style but they made a few Teles, as well.
This particular guitar is in good shape structurally and cosmetically. The maple fretboard still has its unworn lacquer finish and the frets are in good shape. The finish is in clean condition although is has some small scuffs here and there and one ding that goes through the finish on the top near the control panel. The neck pick has been replaced with a Lollar Vintage and the original is included. Includes a recent vintage tweed case.