1971 Fender Tele Bass, 100% Original, Investment Grade!

This is a 1971 Fender Tele Bass, factory Left Handed, 100% Original with OHSC. It’s almost impossible to find an early 68-71 Tele Bass with 4-Bolt Neck & Single Coil Pickup in Lefty!

What makes this Lefty Tele Bass even more remarkable, is that it comes with a 1968 Neck! Fender started production on the Tele Bass in mid-1968, which is when they made a batch of lefty necks for this model. When it was time to assemble this bass in 1971, they reached in the parts bin and found out they still had a Lefty Neck in inventory! You can make out “23SEP68C” on the neck stamp!!

The bass has been inspected and setup by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music, who is the most qualified person in the world to inspect a vintage bass. Scott has owned an authorized Fender repair center since 1979, has worked on hundreds of vintage Fender basses over the years, has a vintage bass collection, and is also a terrific pro bass player! The bass sounds and plays great – Needs nothing.

Date Codes:

Neck Plate: 335362
Neck Stamp: 23SEP68C
Pot Codes: 304 7116

The bass is in very nice condition, with some minor wear on the treble side of the fingerboard. The frets show no wear. There is some minor worming On the back, with a little paint chipping around the neck plate. Overall, a beautiful and original Left Handed Tele Bass – you probably won’t see another one this clean and original!

Includes OHSC – Factory Left Handed Case with the Tail Logo.

Was $7,500 Now $6,500

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1952 Fender Blackguard Tele, Likely the First True Lefty Telecaster Ever Built!

This 1952 Lefty Fender Tele is a one owner original guitar with very strong provenance coming from the original family. Lots of photos, phonograph record and paperwork to accompany the guitar. This includes rare original Form Fit case, Ashtray bridge cover and original Fender Black Guard Telecaster brochure. You can see the brochure has the word Broadcaster blacked out by Fender! Very valuable original color brochure.

1). Finish is 100% original in every way. Beautiful light checking on body.
2). The guitar has its original frets and they are in excellent condition. He likely used Flat Wound strings and this accounts for the great original fret condition.
3). All electronic components are original and performing well:
Neck Date: 3/12/52, Body Date: 1/28/52, Pot Codes: 140 203
4). Some factory original hand chiseling to accommodate lefty configuration. This was done because they did not have a jig for routing left handed guitars.
5). One tuner is changed but the replacement is old and works perfectly.
6). This could easily be the first left handed Telecaster ever made!!!

This is a one owner original guitar coming from the original family. Lots of photos, phonograph record and paperwork to accompany the guitar. This includes rare original Form Fit case, Ashtray bridge cover and original Fender Black Guard Telecaster brochure. You can see the brochure has the word Broadcaster blacked out by Fender! Very valuable original color brochure.

A great playing, incredibly resonant guitar with tremendous vibe!

A very exciting rarity that is truly an exceptional find. Rare beyond compare, a truly historic Fender guitar!

NOT FOR SALE

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1967 Fender Tele, Great Sounding Vintage Tele!

Have you ever wanted a killer sounding vintage guitar that you didn’t have to worry about getting nicked or dinged?
This is the perfect vintage Tele to take to the local jam, gig, or on tour and not have to worry about.

This is a 1967 Fender Tele which was previously at Gruhn Guitars some years ago. While at Gruhn, they went ahead and did a refret with new nut. The guitar does have a lot of wear, but it is one of the better sounding Teles I’ve had.
The pickups are very potent on this guitar, with a very strong Neck/6.96K, and Bridge/5.23K. Sounds unbelievable in the middle position!

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