Vintage 1968 Fender Telecaster Thinline, Sonic Blue, very old Repaint

This cool-looking Old Tele was refinished about 35 years ago. This is a Sonic Blue color that has yellowed and aged naturally over time. It has a light blueish green hue now, I think it looks really good.

I used to own this guitar back in 1985 and sold it in 1986 but I bought it back last year (amazing).
When I originally bought it, it had some modifications. There was a badly installed Hum-bucking Rhythm pickup, so the pick guard was ruined, the Rhythm Telecaster pickup was gone.

I decided to restore the guitar. I had the bad HB pickup Rout filled in and then Painted the guitar and replaced the Pickguard.
If you review the photos, there is a close up that shows the “Out-Line” of the filled in wood. Some of it shows outside of the PG. After 35 years, the finish has shrunken a little bit but from most angles, you don't see it.

I also installed a vintage Telecaster rhythm pickup although I don't know the actual age of it, but it was an old Tele pickup when I installed it back in 1986.
The Bridge Pickup is Original to the guitar. As i remember the pots were Original. The neck is also 100% Original. This is a Maple-Cap neck and feels uber smooth and comfortable.

The frets are Original but please note that they are “worn” and the guitar would benefit from a re-fret today.
The guitar is VERY Light-weight and works really well.
Comes in an aftermarket 1980’s case.

If it helps anyone who is interested, i would consider a DEPOSIT and LAY-AWAY, time terms to be discussed.

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