To put it simply, this Blackguard is as straight as they come. Our 1953 Fender Telecaster is in 100% original condition, with a pristine headstock logo, poodle case, original case candy, a copy of The Blackguard book in which this guitar is featured, and even includes photos of the original owner. It's wired with the proper 3-way positioning. The bridge pickup is first position, the neck pickup is second position, and the third position is a very dark neck pickup. It's historical; it's spectacular; it's only available here–for now.
Body Material: Ash Body
Body Details: One piece ash solid body. "12-53" red pencil date in neck pocket.
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard
Neck Profile: medium, soft "V"
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .93" 12th- .98"
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25
Nut Width: 1-5/8 in
Neck Details: One piece maple neck with black dot inlays. "12-53" pencil date on neck heel.
Electronics: Original black bobbin pickup and wiring with 1952 pot codes. The guitar has its original traditional tele wiring configuration.
Pickup Measurements: neck 6.7k ohms bridge 5.4k ohms
Hardware: The hardware is all original.
Weight: 6 lbs 13.8 oz
Modifications / Repairs:
Case Details: Original hard shell case.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear. The finish on the body is glossy with light checking and dents and scuffs throughout. There is considerable play wear on the pick guard. The finish on the neck is well worn from play. The metal hardware is nicely tarnished.
Serial Number: 3132
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are small with moderate play wear. The serial number range for this guitar is 1951-54 and this matching serial number appears in The Blackguard book, which is included with the guitar.