Although the versatile Fender Telecaster has undergone many changes and cosmetic facelifts in its 65-year history, it has remained a simple, useful tool that allows musicians to get their point across with minimum fuss. Combined with the right amp, a Tele can be effective for playing blues, rock ’n’ roll, soul, funk, country, pop, and even jazz.
By 1967, the Telecaster had changed considerably from its early ’50s incarnation, while still retaining the same basic layout and function. In 1959, the original one-piece maple neck saw the addition of a more traditional rosewood fretboard, and pearloid dot position markers replaced the clay dots in early 1965. Also during the Tele’s evolution, the black single-ply pickguard morphed into a 3-ply white pickguard.
This ’67 Tele has had an excellent pro refinish in Firemist Gold, and it looks stunning. Apart from that it appears to be substantially original.
Its maple cap fingerboard is in excellent condition and there’s plenty of life left in the original frets. The gold nitro refinish appears to have been done some time ago. It is in excellent condition with some natural striations adding to the appeal of a true classic instrument. It has its original pickups, selector switch, original wiring and output socket. Original F style tuners are intact, along with bridge plate. The saddles are high quality compensated steel Tele saddles, possibly by Callaham. Some expected metal tarnishing is present.
The serial number is 207XXX = Fullerton 1967
The neck date is 3 Sept 67
Weight is 7.5 lbs
Pickup output neck = 7.8 K, bridge = 6.5 K
Pots date to March 1967
This is a beautiful guitar – it plays like it should, hard to put down. Very original condition, and has that 60s Fender mojo can cannot be replicated in reissues, Custom Shop or otherwise. Plays easy, sounds fabulous.
Includes Fender black tolex case in good condition.