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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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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