This Fender Telecaster from 1969 is an excellent example of a late '60s Telecaster in a beautiful Candy Apple Red custom colour finish. This Telecaster features an Alder body and Maple neck with a comfortable 'C' shaped profile that is very comfortable in the hand, with the frets only having minimal wear. The March '69 neck date makes this one of the first examples of a Maple neck Telecaster after Fender introduced the Maple neck as a standard option in the 1969 catalog, as opposed to the Maple cap custom order option available earlier in the '60s. The original single coil pickups feature all the clarity and top end you would expect from a telecaster bridge, with the traditional mellow sound from the neck position.
This guitar is in excellent condition and is internally and externally original, and is by far one of the cleanest examples of a custom colour Telecaster we have had in the store. The custom colour finish is original and in wonderful condition, with only the smallest amounts of wear that actually showcase the finishing process of this particular colour, with the red lacquer applied over a metallic gold base coat that gives Candy Apple Red its signature metallic sparkle.
The original pickups are correct with the solder untouched, and the original Stackpole pots date to the end of 1965. All external hardware is original, including the 'F' stamped tuners, ashtray bridge cover and pearloid backed pick guard. This guitar also includes its original Fender case in equally as good condition.
This guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty. Please enquire for any internal pictures.