FENDER TELECASTER, 1966
Blond. Very nice mid-60s typical transitional Telecaster: Excellent condition, all original, with an exceptionally fine Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. Transition Logo shows some wear but is clean enough. Original Kluson Deluxe "double-line" tuners, pearl dots.
Neck date is July 1966, pots date is 42nd week of 1965. All original pickups and electronics, bridge pickup has its pencilled date hidden by the usual masking tape but is untouched and clearly original (we have completely disassembled it looking for the written date, as you can see from the pictures). Typical mid-late '60s wiring, with volume and tone controls always working, both in individual and double pickup selections, and you can see the small .001 MFD capacitor at the volume pot.
All original hardware:
bridge with threaded saddles, Kluson tuners, knobs, nut, daka-ware
switch tip, pickguard, etc.
Normal playing wear, mostly on body edges and back of neck, no belt-buckle wear, some light checking, heavier on the headstock . A few dings on the lower body edge go down to the wood. On the headstock there is a small plugged-hole from a second string retainer, now removed and touched-up. It's the only real flaw of this exceptional guitar and we have tried to show this in detail in the pictures below.
Great sounding, great-playing problem-free Telecaster, in really very fine conditions. The neck is straight and the frets are ok. Loud and aggressive sound. The guitar comes with its very clean original hardshell case, covered with black-tolex and with the '66-style "no-underline" Fender logo.