Insanely rare and ultra cool Lefty 1961 Fender Tele with a Sunburst Custom Color, EXC condition, 100% original with OHSC and ashtray cover. The original lefty brown case is even nicer than the one for my 1961 Strat! How rare is this guitar? This is the ONLY lefty slab board Custom Color Tele I have ever seen; may be the only one on the planet! This guitar is MUCH more rare than a slab Strat – there is no comparison!
This Tele has a real nice blend Sunburst finish typical of 1961, strong unfaded color, Dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, frets have moderate wear with plenty of life left, has some nicks/dings with only a few spots on the edges down to the wood(see pics), the volume pot has wear but still very functional, and the bridge pickup is truly outstanding! This guitar has a tremendous resonance and plays really, really well. Nice weight around 7.5 lbs. If you’re a lefty player into vintage Teles, you MUST own this guitar!
Date Codes: pots 304-6120 with perfect solder joints, neck stamp 7-61, neck plate 672xx.
The guitar has been inspected by Joe Menza in NYC; he has never seen another lefty custom color Tele in over 40 years! There may have been an older chipped headstock repair, but I can’t be certain. I took the guitar to the best luthier in the area, Charlie Whitt of Charlie’s Guitar ER(www.charliesguitarer.com) and he thought the area in question was mineral streaks in the old wood; you can’t feel any separation. It’s certainly not anything that would impact the structural integrity; it’s more cosmetic than anything else. He said it’s not an issue on an older guitar, but I did want to mention it. Feel free to contact Charlie to discuss. Like Joe, he loved the guitar and thought it was very special!
Grab this Tele while you still can; you may never see another one!