Fender Telecasters are widely regarded as one of the most useful and versatile musician’s tools available. This ’69 model is a prime example and it will put a smile on your face. This one has an original sunburst finish with lots of dings, scratches & player wear at no extra cost – all adding up to the appeal of this classic vintage instrument.
And it features a solid maple neck with the sought after rosewood fingerboard so there’s no skunk stripe on the back of the neck.
Features standard 25.5″ scale length, 3-saddle bridge and chrome hardware that is in amazing condition considering it is now 50 years of age. Neck date is March 1969 and the potentiometers date to 1966 which is common on late ’60s Fenders.
Structurally intact with no extra routing, splits or breaks. The current owner bought this one to play, not just as a collectable vintage piece. And while it is every bit a true classic, it happens to play beautifully with a spanking sound to match.
It has had a pro refret and replacement nut, but no other modifications or any other work done. Apart from that it appears to be in original condition including –
Original 3 colour sunburst finish on alder body
One piece maple neck with C-shape profile.
Curved rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot inlays.
White three-layer pickguard.
Four bolt neck plate.
Single string tree.
25.5” scale length.
1 5/8” nut width.
Two original single coil Tele pickups
Three-way pickup selector with black switch tip.
One volume and one tone control with barrel knobs.
Chrome Tele bridge with 3 adjustable steel saddles.
This 69-er weighs in at a comfortable 7.8 lbs
Serial number 23xx06 = 1969
The neck is super clean especially on the back, and the medium frets have been nicely dressed with plenty of life left. It is set up nicely with a low/medium action and comfortable to play in all positions.
Plugged in the guitar has that unmistakable Tele tone – tons of spank, with a neck pickup that has lots of character. This one has a particularly nice sounding bridge pickup – a real beauty with just the right amount of bite, a twinge of darkness and a tonal edge that some Teles just don’t have.
Overall it is a great sounding ‘69 Telecaster in excellent original condition – a true classic vintage instrument.
Comes in its original Fender black tolex case in good condition.