wonderful mid-'60s Tele, this one also has all '65
features (Transition Logo, Kluson tuners, etc.) plus
a great maple-cap neck. This feature gives the
guitar an almost-'50s look, via a "maple on
maple" fingerboard glued to the neck, and it differs
from the older one-piece maple necks for the absence of
the Skunk-Stripe on the back. Of course this
contrasting-colour wood stripe once used to cover the
truss-rod routing, wasn't necessary any more, since the
truss-rod was inserted from the front of the neck, before
the fingerboard was glued.
Neck date: June 1967 (3 JUN 67 B), potentiometers
date: one is '63 (304 6329), and the other maybe
'67, but the only thing we can read is 304 6xxx because
the other digits are covered by the solder joint, but is
definitely a '60 pot.
Untouched original neck-pickup, but the penciled date is
almost completely hidden by a piece of masking tape, the
same kind you see on the other '67 Tele in this list, but
there is no doubt about its date and originality.
All original guitar, except for a perfect and
professional re-fretting job, with correct frets.
Probably also the nut has been changed. Other than that,
everything is completely original: wires, circuitry,
pots, knobs, selector switch, pickups, Kluson De Luxe
double-line tuners, a very clean transition logo,
bridge, saddles, bridge cover, etc. etc. Brilliant,
bright and aggressive sound, really great.
Conditions: I would let pictures speak, there are many
online, ... but anyway: classic maple fretboard wear,
perfect frets. Wear on body edges (pictured), but no
belt-buckle wear.... There is some fading (from blond to
almost white) in the areas where the guitar was held,
between the player's body and arm, in a seated
position. Some white pick-wear next to the bridge
plate. Normal neck wear. I would rate it in a
8.5/10 condition, or an Excellent, a used but
non-abused, all original and great-sounding guitar.
Original black tolex hardshell case with a broken Fender
Tele 67 mc1 - Tele 67 mc2 - in case - body1 - body2 - body3 - headstock - logo - back - body back - neck date - neck pocket - pickup1 - pickup2 - pickup3 - fretboard - pots1 - pots2 - tuner - neck - bridge - knobs - wear1 - wear2 - wear3 - wear4 - case