SOLD - Vintage Fender Bronco Electric Guitar – USA 1976
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The Fender Bronco was an electric guitar model produced by the company from mid 1967 until 1981. It used the body and neck from the Fender Mustang, but had only one pickup and a different tremolo arm mechanism. Unlike the other Mustang variants which had a 22.5" scale, the Bronco was offered only with a 24" scale length and a maple neck featuring a rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and pearl dot inlays.
The Fender Bronco was introduced to the market as a student guitar. It had been worked on since 1964 and then produced in mid-1967. It was originally supposed to replace the Musicmaster, and was initially sold as a "package" with the Fender Bronco Amp, a small amplifier also created for students.
This is a great playing vintage Fender with a very comfortable neck and a lovely Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The only changes we can see on this one is a Seymour Duncan mini humbucker picking and some small lacquer touch-ups on the back.
And it has had a pro refret some time ago with jumbo frets showing very little wear.
There are some scratches, nicks, dings, dents, small chips and weather checking throughout, adding to the guitar’s vintage vibe.
The neck is straight and the truss rod functions properly. Apart from the pickup change, all electronics and parts look to be original.
Body: Solid double-cutaway body in red finish. Top-load vibrato tailpiece with six individual saddles and a trem arm. Skirted control knobs with “F’ logo inserts and a 3-ply white pickguard.
Neck: Nicely rounded, slender maple neck with Indian Rosewood fingerboard. Pearloid dot inlays and a 1 5/8” nut. Sealed Fender tuners with plastic buttons, 24” scale length.
Pickups/Electronics: Duncan mini humbucker pickup in the bridge position with master volume and tone controls.
Weight: 7.3 lbs
The Duncan pickup on this guitar sounds great. It is bright and clear and has some considerable girth when turned up. The Indian Rosewood fingerboard on this guitar looks quite beautiful against the red body.
Comes in a non original hard shell case in good condition, along with its original Fender owner’s manual.
Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/Y92aUoCu2Ak