SOLD - Fender Telecaster Blonde - 1968 Maple Cap

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This one is a personal item belonging to me - Chuck, the Mahar in Mahar's Guitars.  If you're interested in a direct deal on the guitar please call me at 530-570-1525.

This Tele is from the last days before Fender changed from finishes of nitrocellulose lacquer to thick polyester finishes.  The difference is significant.  You can't expect to get the worn-in, vintage feel of the earlier guitars when the neck is wrapped in poly.

The neck on this Tele is perfectly work, and the fretboard shows wear like a 50's guitar.  

When I purchased the instrument, it was pretty filthy.  I never name guitars, but if I named this one I'd call it Goodyear because it looked like someone who changed tires for a living played it every day after work without washing his hands.  Despite being so grimy, it really cleaned up well with just a slightly damp rag.  Now it is one of the better looking Teles out there.  

While the guitar was played a lot, and evenly up and down the neck, it was obviously well cared for.  There are no major dings or even significant wear - just honest playwear.

The instrument is all original with the exception of the frets, which were professionally replaced years ago.  They have been leveled but still have a lot of life left in them.

Included is the original case and bridge cover.  The case has one broken latch but is otherwise in excellent condition.

  • Color: Blonde
  • Weight: 8lb 4oz
  • Body: Ash
  • Body Date:
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Neck Date: May 3, 1968
  • Fretboard: Capped Maple
  • Inlays: Black Dot
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .86"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: .94"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 
  • String gauge: .010-.046
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: OEM 
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 6.08k
  • Bridge Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: OEM
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.73k
  • Neck Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: 3 Ply Original
  • Bridge: OEM 
  • Tuners: F logo OEM 
  • Switch: 3 Way Tele
  • Pots: Original 015 479
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: 

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