Offered for your consideration is this vintage Fender Telecaster built in 1969, the same year the (first) Woodstock Music Festival was held. Guitars like this cost a couple hundred dollars back then, but were the stuff of dreams for aspiring rock star teens like me and millions of other kids. Fast forward nearly half a century and this well preserved vintage piece is worth thousands rather than hundreds of dollars. My how times and costs have changed.

This Telecaster, serial number 253998 has a March, 1969 neck date. It has an Ash body with a transparent blonde vinish and it weighs just 7.2 pounds. It has a Maple neck with a medium C shape and depth measurements of .87” at the 1st fret increasing to .94" at the 12th fret. It has a lovely Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, with a 7.25" radius and a 1.625" nut. The frets have been replaced, as has the nut and pickguard. The pickups are original and have output ratings of 7.4k at the neck and 6k at the bridge.

I wasn't sure about this guitar when I first received it, but she has since won my heart over. When you play modern high-end guitars as much as I do, these vintage pieces sometimes feel a bit crude. But after a good cleaning, a setup and a bit of play, I really look forward to picking this Tele up. There is no mistaking the tone of this guitar for anything but a real vintage Fender. Check out the brief sound sample provided and I think you will agree. With new strings and a setup she plays fabulously and the neck feels terrific. Playing this guitar reminds me of my youth. What more could you ask for from a musical instrument!

It would be great if vintage guitars could tell us their story. Wherever this Tele has been, she has been well treated. The original finish and hardware still shine like a much newer guitar. She has her share of dings and the frets, nut and pickguard have been replaced, but this guitar is in great condition for a well-played instrument that is approaching a half century in age. It comes with it's original Fender logo G&G case, also in very good condition, along with a vintage guitar strap from the same late 60's era as the guitar.

If you have been looking for a vintage Telecaster at a price point that won't make you homeless, this beautiful 1969 example is worthy of your consideration. It has a desirable neck shape, a decent weight, a Rosewood fretboard, is mostly original and is in superb condition. Make this sweetheart yours - you will be very glad you did!

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