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Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1968 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar Aged Natural

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1500000313674   POS #:116112012
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By the late 1950s, the Telecaster had firmly established its reputation as the premier workhorse guitar, but for the player seeking a guitar with the versatility of a Tele and a more distinct personality, the choices were few and far between. Enter the Telecaster Custom, which debuted in 1959, sporting an elegant double-bound body and alluring rose...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $3,750.00
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Overview

By the late 1950s, the Telecaster had firmly established its reputation as the premier workhorse guitar, but for the player seeking a guitar with the versatility of a Tele and a more distinct personality, the choices were few and far between. Enter the Telecaster Custom, which debuted in 1959, sporting an elegant double-bound body and alluring rosewood fingerboard – both firsts for the Telecaster. The Vintage Custom 1959 Telecaster Custom boasts the same refined look as the original, along with some rare and compelling features from the Tele's formative years that we felt modern players and vintage tone hounds alike would appreciate. It comes equipped with hand-wound '58 Tele single-coil pickups and Fat '50s wiring for wide-open Tele tone that can easily handle any playing situation. The neck features a vintage 7.25"-9.5" compound radius, which we found on some rare examples, giving it a unique feel even among vintage-inspired models. It also features medium vintage frets, which are slightly larger than a vintage size and very comfortable to play.

Other features include a NOS flash-coat lacquer chocolate 3-color sunburst finish, Closet Classic hardware, 2-piece off-center alder body, tinted rift-sawn maple neck with flat lam fingerboard and '59 large "C"-shaped neck profile, 21 vintage modified frets, 3-way switch, Fat '50s Tele control assembly, 1-ply parchment pickguard, '58-'63 Tele bridge with threaded steel saddles, bone nut, wing string tree and vintage-style tuning machines.

An elegant take on a timeless classic, this Telecaster combines, form, function and feel with the most important element—authentic Fender sound. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

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Features

  • NOS lacquer-finished, 2-piece, off-center-seam alder body
  • Rift-sawn maple neck with '59 C profile, compound-radius rosewood fingerboard
  • Hand-wound Custom Shop '58 Tele pickups with Fat '50s wiring
  • '58–'63 Tele bridge with steel saddles, vintage-style, split-shaft tuners
Specifications
  • NOS Flash Coat Lacquer "Time Capsule" Finish with Closet Classic Hardware
  • 2-Piece Off Center Alder Body
  • Tinted Rift Sawn Maple Neck with '59 Large "C" Back-Shape
  • Slab Rosewood Fingerboard with 7.25"-9.5" Vintage Compound Radius
  • 21 Medium Vintage Frets
  • Hand-Wound '58 Tele Pickups
  • 3-Way Switch
  • Fat 50's Tele Wiring
  • Single-Ply 8-Hole Parchment Pickguard
  • '58-'63 Tele Bridge with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
  • Bone Nut
  • Wing String Tree
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • Certificate of Authenticity.
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