The Bullet is an electric guitar originally designed by legendary Fender veteran John Page. It was introduced in 1981 to replace the outgoing Mustangs and Musicmasters.
Fender marketed two original models made in the US – the Bullet Deluxe and a standard Bullet. The original bodies were designed to resemble a smaller and thinner version of the Telecaster. The necks were Telecaster necks.
Initial manufacture was set up in Korea, but due to technical issues, such as unacceptably high actions, the guitars were recalled to the U.S.A for manufacture at the Fullerton plant.
This is a relatively rare Fender Bullet standard, from the first year of manufacture and based on the Telecaster. Later Bullets changed their body shape to a double cutaway design.
The dual pickups are Mustang pickups which are positioned like the Duo Sonic. It comprises a single cutaway Telecaster-shaped body with a 21 fret rosewood neck and Telecaster-style headstock.
Body: Singlecutaway Tele-shape finished in White
Neck: Maple neck
Pickups: 2x Single coil
Electronics: 1x Volume, 1x Tone, 3-way switch
Pickguard: Metal pickguard-bridge combo,
This standard Bullet features a metal pickguard-bridge combo painted black, with separate saddles for each string. The model has 2 single coil pickups with a three-way selector switch. The pickups are covered with a black plastic sheathing.
It has been well used, and shows some expected player wear, but nothing offensive.
The neck is comfortable, frets are in good shape, tuners work fine, truss rod adjusts perfectly. It is an easy player with two good sounding pickups.
This is an almost-vintage made in USA guitar at the price of a recent Japanese model. It is in good playing condition, with no changes or modifications.
Comes as is – no case with this one.