maple-cap neck. A beautiful 100% original guitar,
exceptionally light and in excellent conditions.
The ash body still has the pre-'68 features, with diagonal wiring
route, see-through blond finish and a very light weight. The
nitro-finished maple neck has the very sought-after maple-cap
fingerboard. Everything on this guitar is absolutely original and
untouched. The headstock has the black logo and the CBS-era Fender
tuners; original nut and original frets, which have been leveled a few
times but are still good enough for playing. Both neck and fretboard
show heavy playing wear, which gives this Tele a very nice vintage
feel. The body's finish has yellowed a bit in the exposed areas and
shows normal playing wear along the edges and a few nicks and dings on
the top, behind the bridge and next to the pickguard. Both top and
back, however, are in very clean conditions. The chrome-plated hardware
show some rust, especially on the two knobs. Original bridge
with grooved saddles. The circuitry is untouched with two '66 pots, a
three-way CRL selector switch, and two great sounding pickups with
virgin solder-joints. The bridge pickup is dated august '68, just like
the neck's base.
The guitar has a very nice feeling neck, straight and comfortable,
thanks to a rounded profile and a low action. The sound is the classic
mid-60s hot Tele sound, sharp but never thin, powerful, definite and
All in all, a very nice vintage Telecaster, ready for your gigs, with
the light weight and "right" look which cannot be found in
later guitars. The only differences from a '65-'66 are in the logo,
the tuners and the bridge saddles.... and, of course, the price! But
if in a vintage guitar you are looking for the nitty-gritty, here you
have tons of it: originality, sound, look.
This Telecaster comes with its original black tolex case with Fender
logo in excellent conditions.
front - flashlight - in case - body1 - body2 - body3 - body4 - back - body back - body back 2 - detail - headstock - logo - knobs - bridge - fretboard - no
guard - pickup1 - pickup2 - pickup3 - selector - pots1 - pots2 - pots3 - neck date - neck pocket - neck plate - tuners1 - tuners2 - wear1 - wear2 - neckwear1 - neckwear2 - case