Here is a vintage 1968 Fender Telecaster/Telecaster Custom neck. This particular maple cap example was removed from a ’68 Blue Floral Telecaster, and includes the original tuning machine ferrules, string tree, and replacement nut. Aside from the nut, the neck is 100% original, including: the nitrocellulose finish, the frets, the decal, the truss rod, and the aforementioned hardware. Maple cap necks are the most desirable of any from the mid-late ’60s, and the shape, profile, and contour of this neck are all quite incredible. The feeling and size are incredibly comfortable, and is really represents the best of what early-CBS production had to offer. Upgrade your valuable vintage Tele, or start your vintage project off right with this extremely rare maple cap fingerboard Tele neck.
Appropriate for mid-’68 to early-’69 Telecasters and Telecaster Customs, this rare neck will enhance the value of any regular production guitar with a different neck construction. This vintage playerâs quality neck feels i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e, and is nice enough to be fitted on a very clean all original specimen. The medium soft-C shape is extremely comfortable. The neck is perfectly straight, and the truss rod turns smoothly. The original frets display little wear and do exhibit some expected oxidation. The neck date stamp reads “3 AUG 68 B,” with a “448” stamp on the back of the heel.