Here is a vintage 1972 Fender Telecaster electric guitar. Sold at the ’72 NAMM Music Expo, this exceptional 100% all original example still retains all of the corresponding ephemera, including: the original NAMM price tag and the ’72 Fender catalog! This immaculate specimen is in near mint cosmetic condition, and also comes with the original bridge cover, original strap, original instrument cable, original “Telecaster Guitar” owner’s manual, and 2 sets of original strings! In addition to all of the mind-blowing case candy, this fine example also features a custom color Olympic White finish, which has subtly faded to an attractive cream. While it’s clearly a magnificent instrument, this is one for the vault, and is worthy of the absolute best collections in existence.
Serial Number: 302155
Neck Date: N/A
Pot Date Codes: 137 6634 (CTS)
Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz.
Clearly, this time-capsule example remains in near mint condition. It is 100% all original, and though the original Olympic White finish has attractively aged to a better-looking cream color, it is otherwise immaculate. There are a couple of surface scratches, and several extraneous dings, all of which must have been caused by the superfluous case candy floating around inside the case, because there is no evidence of playing wear whatsoever. The most noticeable flaw is a small chip form the bottom edge of the serial number plate that reveals the wood underneath. This is somewhat common, and apparently even the most prime examples are not exempt from the factory defect.
The guitar plays and sounds great, and the little time I spent gently inspecting it, I enjoyed it very much. It weighs much less than your average late-60’s/early-70’s Tele, and the neck feels fantastic. If you ever wanted a Tele in 1972, now is your chance to buy a like new one!