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1966 Fender Telecaster Blonde with Humbucker (SOLD)

Price: CDN $3850
US Price: US $3066.02
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Vintage
S/N: 173088, neck dated AUG66B
Although the Fender Telecaster is an extremely versatile instrument as is, since its earliest days people have successfully modified them. One of the most popular modifications has been adding a humbucker in the neck position. Many guitarists used this layout, including Keith Richards and Albert Collins.

Here's a blonde Fender Telecaster, with a neck date of AUG66B, and rosewood fingerboard. Long ago, a Gibson humbucking pickup was added to the neck position. This involves enlarging the route for the neck pickup and opening up the pickguard. The wiring layout often remains the same in this situation.

This guitar has been used as intended, and so it was refretted with wider, Gibson style fretwire. There is moderate wear on the refret, and plenty of playing time left. As well, new sealed tuners were installed. The tuners appear to be a good Schaller clone, with the backs marked 'K High Quality'.

The blonde finish is original, and has acquired a slight 'road-map' checking effect. There is a fair amount of wear through the colour coats on the edges of the guitar body. This kind of patina can really only be obtained through long use over time. Some try to reproduce it with various 'relic-ing' methods but it's never the same.

This guitar plays well, and definitely has that Tele twang!

A newer Fender tweed hardshell case is included.

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