I have to admit, I had to go back and look at some old videos of James Burton to fully appreciate what a devastating guitarist he was. What I came away with was, he was one hell of a Country Music player that "rocked up" his playing and solos to propel the songs upward and forward. Those songs by Elvis and Ricky Nelson were the ones my parents played when I was but a wee tot and they still bring back great memories of my childhood.

As to this guitar, it's only 1 year old and comes in a package that includes the original case and all case candy. It weighs in at 8 lbs, 6 oz, so it's very far from being a shoulder breaker. It looks to be in virtually unplayed condition, but being a black guitar, I can still find a few very light surface swirls using my L.E.O Electron microscope. From Fender:

Fender James Burton Telecaster Features:
Color: Red Flame
Finish: Polyurethane
Neck Wood: 1-piece Maple
Neck Shape: '60s "U" shape
BodyWood: Basswood
Machine Heads: Gold Plated Fender/Schaller Deluxe Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines with Pearl Buttons
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" radius
No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Frets
Position Markers: Dot
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: 1 Blue Fender Lace Sensor (Neck), 1 Silver Fender Lace Sensor (Mid), 1 Red Fender Lace Sensor (Bridge)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade, Special "Strat-o-Tele" Switching
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Bridge/Tailpiece: American Vintage Strat Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge
Hardware: Gold Plated
Case: Vintage Tweed Case

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Southern Elk Music Co.

Southern Elk Music Co.

Near Mint
Black w/Red Flames
Original Hard
Southern Elk Music Co.
Ray Mauldin
Niceville, Florida
10:56 PM

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We ship via UPS Ground unless other arrangements are made. "General" costs are: Guitars and basses East of the Mississippi river- $55.00-$65.00 Guitars and basses West of the Mississippi river- $65.00-$75.00 Amps- to be determined. All shipping costs can be determined before shipment with a simple inquiry. Items must be returned within 24 hours (of notification of intent to return) in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

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