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Description
  • Instrument: Solid Body

  • Brand: Fender

  • Model: Telecaster

  • Finish: Butterscotch Blonde

  • SKU: GS5885-A

  • Original Finish: Yes

  • Original Parts: Yes

  • Handedness: Right

  • Made In Year: 1953

  • Body Material: Ash

  • Finish Material: Nitro Lacquer

  • Neck/Fingerboard: Maple

  • Radius: 7.25"

  • Weight: 7.2lbs

  • Scale Length: 25.5"

  • Nut Width: 1.642"

  • Neck Profile: U

  • Neck Thickness: .89" to .99"

  • Electronics: Original pickups and pots. Reproduction switch and and era correct cap installed. Original switch and cap are functional and are included in the case

  • Pickup Impedance: B-5.7k N-6.8k

  • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): N

  • Case: OHC tweed tolex 50's case

  • Modifications/Repairs: swapped switch and cap

  • Condition: Good condition. Obvious wear and dings around, previously installed Bigsby then removed and holes doweled and finish touched up in those spots.

  • Playability Notes: plays great. frets have plenty of life.

The Fender Telecaster: the world's first mass produced solid-body electric guitar, and Fender's only solid-body guitar in production until the Stratocaster debuted in 1954. It propelled the instrument from being seen as a passing fad to the defining instrument of modern music. This '53 example has been through a few changes in its life including being previously equipped with a Bigsby, since then the holes have been dowelled and touched up, and receiving a replaced switch and cap (the originals come with the guitar in the case). It looks beautifully worn in and the sound and feel of a 'blackguard' Tele is unmatched. The guitar plays incredibly and has immense resonance.

Comes with its original hard shell case.

Fender Telecaster 1953, Butterscotch Blonde

$55,000

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    Description

    The Fender Telecaster: the world's first mass produced solid-body electric guitar, and Fender's only solid-body guitar in production until the Stratocaster debuted in 1954. It propelled the instrument from being seen as a passing fad to the defining instrument of modern music. This '53 example has been through a few changes in its life including being previously equipped with a Bigsby, since then the holes have been dowelled and touched up, and receiving a replaced switch and cap (the originals come with the guitar in the case). It looks beautifully worn in and the sound and feel of a 'blackguard' Tele is unmatched. The guitar plays incredibly and has immense resonance.

    Comes with its original hard shell case.

    Spec
    • Instrument: Solid Body

    • Brand: Fender

    • Model: Telecaster

    • Finish: Butterscotch Blonde

    • SKU: GS5885-A

    • Original Finish: Yes

    • Original Parts: Yes

    • Handedness: Right

    • Made In Year: 1953

    • Body Material: Ash

    • Finish Material: Nitro Lacquer

    • Neck/Fingerboard: Maple

    • Radius: 7.25"

    • Weight: 7.2lbs

    • Scale Length: 25.5"

    • Nut Width: 1.642"

    • Neck Profile: U

    • Neck Thickness: .89" to .99"

    • Electronics: Original pickups and pots. Reproduction switch and and era correct cap installed. Original switch and cap are functional and are included in the case

    • Pickup Impedance: B-5.7k N-6.8k

    • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): N

    • Case: OHC tweed tolex 50's case

    • Modifications/Repairs: swapped switch and cap

    • Condition: Good condition. Obvious wear and dings around, previously installed Bigsby then removed and holes doweled and finish touched up in those spots.

    • Playability Notes: plays great. frets have plenty of life.

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