Left Handed 1956 Fender Tele, 100% Original, OHSC, EXC Condition. This is an extremely rare, desirable, and unmolested lefty vintage guitar-I have only seen 2 other lefty Teles from the 50s! Body is dated 1954, neck is dated 7-55, pots are Stackpole 304620(20th week of 1956), neck plate is 113xx. Fender probably made a run of a few lefties from 1954, so they used what bodies were available in later years from that original inventory, something we’ve often seen with Fender lefty vintage guitars from the 50s and 60s. Has Lefty markings on bottom of bridge PUP, bridge PUP cavity, and bottom of neck(see pics).
As is consistent with the other 2 lefty 50s Teles, the bridge is stamped in the 196x range(1960). This is something mentioned in THE book on Teles: AR Duchossoir’s The Fender Telecaster on p.70(a detailed discussion of bridge plates) and on p. 78(the use of random serial #’s in dating bridges on the earliest Teles).
Has the big 50s Tele neck: .91/1st fret and .96/12th fret. Has moderate wear throughout, but in EXC overall condition. Frets have lots of life left. And it sounds absoluteful phenomenal with a Huge resonance! Includes OHSC in EXC Condition and ashtray cover.
This is a major find for the serious Fender collector, lefty or righty! One of the great lefty vintage guitars I’ve come across over the years, and I’ve had a few!