“FENDER TELECASTER GUITAR: This is the guitar that starts it all. Rhythm and Blues and Country too are played better on the Telecaster than on any other in the world… Other Telecaster features include a fast action truss-rod reinforced neck (available with a Maple fingerboard), adjustable bridges for both length and height, and for the first time, a specially designed Fender/Bigbsy tremolo unit (optional).” — March 1968 Fender Catalog
Make and Model: Fender Telecaster custom color Candy Apple Red Metallic with Bigsby Tremolo Unit
Year: 1968, neck stamp “3FEB68B” (Telecaster model, February, 1968, B neck width)
Specifications: 8 lbs 7oz, B neck width (1 5/8″ at the nut), .85″ neck depth at the first fret.
Originality: 100% except strings.
Condition: Excellent, near mint. There is one paint chip on the back edge of the body on the treble side.
Playability: Excellent, perfect.
Notes: This clean Candy Apple Red Metallic Fender Telecaster was purchased second hand by the previous owner in 1969. It was tucked away in his collection until his passing about a year ago. It’s so clean and issue free that it doesn’t require a long description. Simply put, it’s all original with no mods, changes, or replaced parts. It bears very little evidence of player wear. I’m confident you’ll love this clean 1968 Fender Telecaster in factory original Candy Apple Red Metallic with optional Fender/Bigsby Tremolo Unit.