Here we have a rare Tele Custom - one of my favorite guitar models! Such a looker with a beautiful three-tone sunburst over alder and the Bigsby cool factor!

The guitar has two small issues to discuss, otherwise it is all original, in excellent (+) condition with a super clean original case. The original owner drilled two small holes through the pickguard to allow access to the pickup adjustment screws. The bridge pickup is missing the white cord that you see around all Tele bridge pickups. I'm not sure why this is missing - I tried to get any info from the prior owner who had bought it from the original owner who has unfortunately passed away. The pickup appears unmolested, and all solders in the control cavity are original, so I can only assume that somehow this pickup coil wrap somehow came loose and the original owner removed it.

Frets are original, so they're low, and they do show wear up the neck and not just in the lower register. They are playable, but to play professionally this guitar will likely need a refret.

The guitar is in excellent condition overall and is one of those rarities that make a sound investment.


Weight: 8lb 9oz
Body: alder
Neck: one piece maple, neck date 3AUG69B, black dot inlays
Frets: original, wear consistent up the neck, 21 frets
Nut width: 1 5/8"
Neck thickness measured behind the fret: .873" at first fret, .905" at 7th fret, .932 at 12th fret
All hardware is original
Neck pickup: Orig black bottom
Bridge pickup: Orig gray bottom with missing cotton/string winding
Tuners: Original F tuners
Switch: Orig CRL
Pots: Orig CTS, code 1376634
Case: Clean, original black case with Fender logo
In the case: case key and small spring for Bigsby

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Original Hard
Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
Online Only
10:42 AM
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Usually available always, sometimes not so much, even at other times on other days.

Buyer to pay prior to shipment via Paypal, wire transfer, credit card or other electronic means. Payment must clear before shipping. Certified checks and trades are accepted, however checks must clear before we will ship and trades must be received here and evaluated prior to shipment of our item.

All orders ship within three business days of the receipt of an order, usually faster. Tracking information will be automatically forwarded to all buyers. Buyers must retain all shipping materials in the event a return is necessary.

Returns accepted if the purchaser responds within 48 hours of receipt of an item and there is a discrepancy relating to the condition or originality of an item. Returns are not accepted for items that do not meet the needs or sonic tastes of clients due to the subjective nature, unless such concern is stated prior to the purchase. Any return for reasons other than incorrect advertising of condition or originality on the part of Mahar's Vintage Guitars shall be the responsibility of the buyer, which shall result in the buyer paying all shipping costs (to and from) their location.