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1976 Fender Deluxe 8

October 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster, Stratocaster and Precision bass guitars, he built Hawaiian lap steels.

1976 Fender Deluxe 8

The "Stringmaster" model is one of Fender's most highly regarded steel guitars. Its multi-necked console body is a classic design. Fender did not make a single neck Stringmaster.

1976 Fender Deluxe 8

This Fender Deluxe 8 model is rare and sought after by collectors and players. It includes Stringmaster "features" such as dual pickups per neck, control knobs for pickup balance, an Ash wood body, and a custom black painted finish.

1976 Fender Deluxe 8

Enthusiasts mistakenly call this model a single neck Stringmaster 8!

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