1966 Fender Custom Telecaster
Here we have a beautiful vintage 1966 double bound Telecaster Custom a true collectors piece with tele tone in spades. This thing plays easy and we love the feeling of this neck. The three tone sunburst on this guitar is unbelievably beautiful with nearly 58 years of aging on it, it is what is what every Custom Shop Fender wishes it was. This thing plays like butter and is so much fun to play! Comes with its snazzy original Fender hard shell case featuring black tolex and plush red interior lining. Other classic features of this instrument include the three adjustable threaded string saddles, two knurled metal control knobs, three position blade type pickup selector switch (with replaced tip) and a truss rod in the maple neck. There is a single "butterfly" style string tree and a nice "transition style" peghead decal. The way they did the 21-fret maple veneer fingerboard is absolutely stunning. Single-line Kluson Deluxe tuners with metal buttons just tie together this vintage look. This is one we will miss sorely when it is gone!
While the pots on the guitar have been replaced (as the originals were no-longer functioning well, the original pots are included along with the original hard shell case. The neck pickup was replaced with a Seymore Duncan and the bridge pickup is original. The frets were replaced in 1987 and we leveled them/polished when the guitar got in the shop to make it play nice and smooth. Two small screws were added at some point to the input jack for stability. The switch tip is also been replaced and the bridge cover (ash tray) is not present. The finish appears to be original and exhibits aging typical of a fine telecaster of this age, such as lacquer checking, small impact marks, surface scratches and areas of complete finish loss on the back of the neck.
Back and Sides : Alder
Nut Width : 1 11/16"
Scale Length : 25.5"