1979 FENDER TELECASTER BASS

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1979 Telecaster bass characteristics: Headstock decal including an ® mark and serial number usually beginning with an "S9" or a previous "S" year decal applied under the finish (for more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's neck butt, pickup and pot codes), Schaller "open back" Fender name imprinted clover tuners with an ® mark and no rivet, bullet shaped truss rod adjustment, solid maple neck with skunk stripe, black plastic dot fret markers, medium jumbo fret wire, neck butt date etc. ink stamps, extra hole on neck butt for hanging while painting, 3 bolt F series neck plate with tilt adjust, non-contoured slab body, neck pocket paint stick etc., humbucker pickup (often ink stamp dated), extra hole in neck pocket for hanging while painting, black/white/black vinyl pickguard with the volume and tone controls mounted directly onto it, metal foil ground shielding on pickguard horn underside, thumbrest above E string, bridge cover, CTS pots, blue drop tone capacitor, metal foil ground shielding in pots cavity, plastic wiring, input jack cup, four saddle bridge, round ground wire route underneath bridge, no string thru body design, black tolex case with silver plastic logo and orange or rust interior or rectangular plastic case with rust interior.