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Early 1990's Chandler 'Teleblaster'
A super Tele. Condition is Excellent / 99%. Chandler's quality is excellent. I bought it in the early 1990's previously owned in mint condition. It's been my own personal special-use Tele, packed away stored about 10 years ago as my full time gigging and age gave way to a more casual schedule. After 43 years gigging, I stopped gigging regularly in 2003 in favor of spending more time in my shop and closer family life.
This Tele is loaded with great sounding, very dynamic, early 1990 Fender Squier Tele pickups, down to about 5.5K and KILLER Tele tone more dynamic than most other Teles that commonly run as high as 8K (usuallay around 6.5K). I have the original fat-tele-sound Chandler pickups packed safely away from the elements, mounted in the old Pat. Pending type pickup & bridge pan, that I will gladly reinstall and keep the Squire Tele pickups myself ! Although I like the pan better, it's much easier to swap out the pickups and saddles already adjusted and intoned on the plate & pan.
My "bathroom" scales (shop use only) shows this Tele to weigh 6 lbs, it's case 9 lbs, and the Tele in the case 15 lbs; Stable, but I don't believe those numbers; This Tele feels to me to be about 8 lbs, but that feel is often skewed if the neck is lighter and the body heavier but the full guitar still weighing-in less than 8 lbs.
This Chandler color is nigh identical to Fender Custom Shop's Capri Orange; I don't know what Chandler called it.
There are 2 major elements that make old guitars have an alive sound: The first is being played and those vibrations doing some "magic" as the wood ages; And second is the wood aging. You get about 18 years of aged wood since the guitar was born, plus the unknown age of the wood when this guitar was made. Back in the early 1990's, aged wood was still rather affordable and used by company's like Chandler who knew what they were doing in the guitar world. (NOTE: Having previously written this description, it has since occured to me that visible dissimilar wood aging along the body wood joints shows that the wood was kiln dried and not naturally aged before being planed in manufacture, .....but is now at least 20 years old. The joints were well done and are fully intact).