Retrofret Stock # 5797. Fender Bronco Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1967), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 216556, red lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. This is a very nice early example of CBS/Fender's final student guitar of the 1960s. The Bronco is the hot rod of the bunch, essentially a one-pickup Mustang with a simplified vibrato, or if you prefer, a 24" scale Musicmaster with the pickup moved to the bridge position and added whammy. Offered as a set with a matching amp, the Bronco set was fairly successful, but it missed the '65-'66 era guitar boom and as a result is less commonly seen today than other similar Fender student models. The Bronco was announced in November 1967; with a neck dated to Dec. '67, this would be one of the first production batch -- maybe it was under someone's Christmas tree that year! With its treble-accented electronics and snappy vibrato, the Bronco is a different flavor in a lower-priced Fender, and a cool little gigging guitar as well as a bit of Fullerton history.Overall length is 39 3/4 in. (101 cm.), 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 in. (610 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). A nice all-original unaltered example; clean overall with some wear to the edges and back of the neck. A few chips and dings, and some scrapes to the chrome around the bridgeposts from sloppy adjustments in the past. There is some wear to the first few frets but the guitar still plays well, complete with the original Victoria-branded HSC. Excellent - Condition.
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