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Fender Bullet S1 1981 U.S.A

$ 1,299.00

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Product Description

I nice clean example of a USA made 1981 S1 Bullet in red with the black pickguard.

FENDER manufactured the first version of the BULLET  between 1981 and 1983. It was designed to be a low cost student instrument to replace the discontinued Mustang and Musicmaster instruments. There were two original models the Bullet Deluxe and a standard Bullet. Both were made in the USA using a design derived from the Telecaster but with budget parts and lower build quality . It comprised a single cutaway Telecaster-shaped body with a 21 fret rosewood neck and Telecaster-style head stock.

The Bullet Deluxe had a plastic pick guard  with a hard tail bridge. The Bullet Standard model had a metal combined pick guard and bridge painted white or black. A metal tab at the edge of the pick guard was bent upwards and strings and individual saddles were attached to it. Both models had 2 single coil pickups with a three-way selector switch. The original Fender Bullet was available in red or ivory finish – with black or white pickguards.

Body material alder body
Body shape features single cutaway
Body style Telecaster style

Hardware

Bridge hardtail bridge

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay material pearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard material rosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markers dot fingerboard position markers

General

Made in USA
Number of strings 6 strings

Neck

Neck joint bolt on neck
Number of frets 22 fret
Tuner layout six-in-a-row tuners

Controls

Pickup selector controls 3-way selector switch

Electronics

Pickups configuration 2 single coil pickups

 

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