For sale is this vintage 1969 Fender Telecaster electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 250916, features a rare custom color Sunburst finish and is in very nice 100% all original condition. This no issues Tele has extreme curb appeal and is clearly the kind which has wear in all the right places. You know what they say, “behind every great man… is a great Tele,” so validate your manliness and invest in your identity because this guitar, like you, is one-of-a-kind!
While the Sunburst finish was standard on most other Fender models, it was never such for the Telecaster and Esquire. Though it did appear as the most common finish on the Telecaster Customs and Esquire Customs, a regular Telecaster with no binding and a Sunburst finish is actually quite rare. This is especially true with respect to Teles made during the late-60’s, hence why most people consider it a custom order color.
Serial Number: 250916
Neck Stamp: 3 389 109B
Pot Codes: 304 66?? (Stackpole)
Pickup Stamp: 9399(on gray bobbin bridge PU)
Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz.
Pickup Resistance: 5.41Î© (bridge), 6.40Î© (neck)
This great guitar is ALL ORIGINAL including; the plyurethane sunburst finish, black Fender logo, âFâ tuning machines, frets, gray bobbin bridge pickup, black bobbin neck pickup, Stackpole pots, 3-way switch, transitional use of both cloth and plastic wire, knobs, original pearloid back pickguard, bridge, hardware and case.
The finish exhibits normal expected wear, mostly attractive honest playing wear, with dings around the body, as well as, belt buckle wear/rash that has completely worn down to the wood on the back of the body. In other words, this guitar has some M-A-J-O-R M-O-J-O. The neck is also in very nice condition with some evidence of playing wear on the back and some wear on the original frets. The original plastic parts (pickguard, pickup covers, knobs, switch tip, back plate) are all in very excellent condition. The pickguard is warp-free and nearly crack free aside from the top screw hole above the bridge, though the cracked piece is still included as pictured. The original hardware is very clean and void of distracting oxidation.
The neck is perfectly straight, and the very comfortable soft open-C shape neck profile is an ease to play. The pickups sounds great, and this era Fender Teles are consistently very good. This is a genuinely great guitar, as indicated by the consistent and respected playing wear. The action is as low as it gets, and it is super comfortable to play.
As can clearly be seen in the many photos, the guitar is really quite attractive and has tons of vintage vibe. The guitar weighs a comfortable 7 lbs 7 oz, and feels quite light. The original case is in excellent condition, although the original tail-less Fender logo is missing a piece. All of the latches work perfect and the original handle is intact.
Sale Price: Sold