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Monday, March 4, 2013

1966 FENDER TELECASTER CUSTOM COLOR


via this auction

"By the mid-sixties, the Fender Telecaster had become one of the most visible and audible guitars in pop music. It was an especially important ingredient in the sound of Bakersfield Country (Buck Owens, Don Rich, Roy Nichols, James Burton), and Memphis Soul (Steve Cropper, Jimmy King). The Telecaster was also a strong presence on blues and rock ‘n’ roll records (Muddy Waters, Michael Bloomfield, Jimmy Page). The Tele’s affordability, simplicity, durability, and clear sound made it the choice of many working pros.

This Original Vintage '66 Telecaster has details common to most Teles of 1966: “double line” Kluson Tuners, “F” stamped neck plate, three-ply white pickguard, “Pat. No” bridge with threaded steel saddles and gold “Transition” Fender logo. Just being a 1966 Vintage Telecaster makes this a rare guitar, but adding the maple cap fingerboard (rosewood was standard) and the Candy Apple Red finish (Blond was standard) makes it ultra-desirable. The heavy fingerboard wear showcases the shortcomings of the Nitrocellulose lacquer finish used by Fender until 1968. The body wear allows the undercoat of metallic gold (silver was used from 1963 to 1965) to show through. Finally, science fiction fans may be interested to know that the stamped neck date of September 1966 coincides with Star Trek’s television debut. This guitar is certainly "well played" and genuinely relic'd from many years of being a working guitar... and has had a professional refret approximately 18 years ago. Tons of Vintage vibe, killer tone, and major collectability here with this 46+ year old guitar... This is the "REAL DEAL" original '66 Candy Apple Red Fender Telecaster... and has not been refinished or rebuilt... everything is 100% original as far as we know. The entire guitar and its case were inspected under blacklight and it all checked out perfectly..."


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