Super Rare Late '67 Sunburst Custom Telecaster
1967 Fender Telecaster Custom
This super rare, fifty-one year-old 'three-tone sunburst' Telecaster Custom weighs just 7.80 lbs. and has a solid alder body, single-bound on the top and the back. Maple neck with a nut width of just under 1 5/8 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a wonderful medium-to-thick profile. Veneer rosewood fretboard with 21 original medium frets and pearl dot position markers. Single "butterfly" string tree. Headstock with CBS 'black' logo with "Fender" in black with gold trim, "Telecaster" in black, and two patent numbers "2,573,254" and "3,143,028" beneath. Individual Fender "F" tuners with octagonal metal buttons. The neck is stamped "3 NOV 67B" and the bottom of the neck and the neck cavity are stamped in black "B 749". The neck cavity is also stamped "G 752" in black. Four-bolt neck plate with large Fender backward "F" logo and with serial number between the top two screws. One plain metal-cover pickup (at neck) with an output of 6.65k and one black six-polepiece pickup with staggered polepieces (angled in bridgeplate) with an output of 3.19k. The potentiometers are stamped "137 6631 (CTS August 1966). Three-layer white over black plastic pickguard with eight screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) plus three-way pickup selector switch with "top-hat" tip, all on metal plate adjoining pickguard. Chrome knobs with flat tops and knurled sides. Telecaster combined bridge/tailpiece with three 'threaded' steel saddles. Under the pickguard, blind-stamped onto the body just by the small wiring channel, are three half-inch letters (either "666" or "999"). These 'stamps' usually signify that the guitar has been back to the factory for some work - but the whole guitar is 100% original and untouched - so these numbers are a complete mystery to us. The guitar is in mint (9.50) condition with barely any wear whatsoever to the original frets and fretboard. There is the bare minimum of light checking on the face of the headstock - otherwise dead mint. Most probably the finest example on the planet. Complete with the original bridge cover, Fender black leather guitar strap and a later 'coiled' lead. Also included is the original instruction manual with matching serial number, the original Fender 'square' hang-tag, an original 40 page, 1966-67 Fender color catalog, an original June 1967 eight-page Fender price list (showing the Telecaster Custom @ $244.50 + $57.50 for the case). Housed in its original Fender three-latch, rectangular black hardshell case with reddish orange plush lining and black leather ends (9.50). (#2038)
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