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July 30, 2013

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Our Kind of Gear: 1966 Fender Telecaster Blonde Refinish

1966 Fender Telecaster Blonde Refinish

This is a real road worn gem that wont last long. One of the most unique eye catching "player" guitars that's walked through the doors. For those who love previously gig'd guitars, here's the opportunity to stand out when you rock out. View our current selection of 1960s Fender Telecasters.


Summary Body: Ash

Neck: Maple neck with 1 5/8" wide nut and rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot inlays. The stamp reads "3 SEP 66 B"

Pickups/Hardware: One humbucker in the neck position, single coil in the bridge, three-way pickup selector switch, tone and volume controls, chrome ashtray bridge cover, and Kluson deluxe tuners

Cosmetic Condition: The body has been refinished in a distressed blonde finish. The neck and headstock are both glossy and clean with very few signs of wear, all of which are just a few hardly visible dings. This Tele looks great!

Playability: The strings are at a fairly low height, are a joy to play, and fret with little to no buzz.

Modifications: The body has had an arm contour sanded in. A body guard was attached with ten screws onto the back, and is included. The guitar was then professionally refinished to similarly resemble the Jeff Beck Esquire. The previous owner routed a humbucker in the neck position and for a coil tap switch on the horn. A Seymour Duncan antiquity has been added to the neck position and the coil tap switch has since been removed. The volume potentiometer has been replaced and dates to 1976.

Weight: 7lbs 9oz Case: Original hardshell

Chris Hershman
Chris Hershman