For Sale: 1963/1964 Fender Tele, Pre-CBS, EXC, Reduced!

This is a factory Left Handed 1963/64 Fender Tele, Blonde finish, Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard, 100% Original, comes with an early 1970s Fender case.

Pre-CBS lefty Teles with rosewood boards are hard to find – much rarer than the Strats! It has the Spaghetti logo, clay dots, single-ply white guard, double-line Kluson tuners, moderate wear on the body with some buckle wear through the wood on the back.

It plays really well and you can actually bend the strings easily on this one. It has some mild fret wear, mainly on the first 3 frets. This Tele has the vintage deep-rhythm wiring, but the 3-way switch does hold the in-between neck and bridge PUP setting well. The Tele has a great weight at 7 lbs, 3 oz.

Comes with an early 70s Fender case(first case Fender issued after the 67-72 tail logo case).

Dates:
Neck: 3NOV63B
Pots: 304 6450
Neck Plate: L63xxx

Specs:
Neck Depth: .85/1st, 1.00/12th
Neck Width: 1 5/8
Pickup Outputs: Neck/6.44K, Bridge/5.66K
Weight: 7 lbs, 3 oz

Was $18,500 Now $14,000

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LEFTY 1969 Fender Tele, Near Mint Condition, Reduced!

LEFTY 1969 Fender® Tele®, 100% Original with OHSC, Near Mint Condition, super clean example and impossible to find lefty vintage Tele® in this condition! Dates are: F252952/neck plate, 3JUL69B/neck stamp, 304 6545/pots(typical late 65 pots, along with 1966 pots that Fender® used right through the late 60s).

No mods or changes; true unmolested survivor guitar! Has some minor case wear and a few nicks, dings, and scratches; owner has lightly etched his name under low E tuner on back of headstock(no big deal, but I did want to mention it). Has “Telecaster®” on the headstock, just like a few 69/70 Teles on the lefty guitar database:http://www.lefty-guitars.de/navigation.html (a 69 & 70 Tele® are shown with similar decals). Overall, really super nice condition and ready for you vintage Tele® collection!

As far as Fenders go, I’m usually more into Strats and not so much Teles……… until I played this guitar. Has tremendous tone with well-defined bottom notes and a high end that really cuts through. I was very pleasantly surprised! VERY resonant guitar that reminds me of my early 60s Strats. Totally blows away my mint 67 Tele® Custom I had a few years ago; this Tele is a TONE monster!

Has just been inspected and set-up(including a fret leveling) by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music: take the risk out of buying a lefty vintage instrument and grab this great Tele® before it’s gone!

Was $9,995 Now $6,995

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Left-Handed 1956 Fender Tele, 100% Original, EXC Condition with OHSC, Extremely Rare Vintage Lefty!

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).

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1961 Lefty Fender Tele, Sunburst Custom Color, 100% Original, RARE!!!

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!

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1967 Fender Tele, Superb Tone & Playability, EXC!

1967 Fender Tele, Blonde finish with DARK & nicely figured Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, super clean condition, 100 % original condition. Includes right handed period-correct case with tail logo; I’ve seen a similar 1967 left handed Blonde Tele that also came with a righty period-correct case, so it may be original. Also comes with original ashtray bridge cover.

This has the modern, post-deep rhythm Tele wiring that started around mid-1967. This allows you to access the in-between PUPs setting in the middle position. I really like the way this Tele plays and sounds. It has an exceptional bottom-end, one of the better Fenders I’ve heard. The neck pocket has a nice tight fit, which may account for the great tone and vibe of this guitar.

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1966 Fender Tele, Maple Cap, 100% Original, Investment Grade!

This is an unmolested, no issues, investment grade 1966 Blonde Fender Tele with the desirable maple cap neck. This guitar is 100% original and includes original bridge cover, strap, Fender booklet, and OHSC. The case is as clean as the guitar with no separation of inner lining and both latches spring open!

One thing that really stands out on this guitar is it’s loud unplugged – maybe the best Fender I’ve had in this regard. And then when you do plug it in, it does not disappoint: an extremely lively and resonant vintage Tele!

The guitar has been inspected and set-up perfectly by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music, and plays and sounds fantastic!

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