Fender / Telecaster / 1969 / Pink Paisley / Guitar For Sale
This very early one-piece maple neck Paisley Telecaster weighs just 7.70 lbs. and has a nut width of just over 1 5/8 inches and a scale length of 25 1/2 inches. Solid alder body, one-piece fretted maple neck with an incredible medium-to-thick profile. Twenty-one original medium frets and black dot position markers. Black "Fender" headstock logo with gold trim, "Telecaster" in black, and two patent numbers "2,573,254" and "3,143,028" beneath "Fender." Single butterfly string tree. Individual Fender "F" tuners with octagonal metal buttons. Four-bolt neckplate with Fender backward "F" logo and serial number "233413" between the top two screws. The neck is stamped "3 FEB 69B" One plain metal-cover pickup at neck with an output of 6.55k and one black six staggered polepiece pickup angled in bridgeplate with an output of 5.99k. Clear plastic pickguard with eight screws and 'sprayed' pink area on the underside of the aperture for the neck pickup. Two controls (one volume, one tone) plus three-way selector switch, all on metal plate adjoining pickguard. The wiring is of the earlier cloth type. The potentiometers are stamped "304 6612" (Stackpole March 1966). Chrome knobs with almost flat tops and knurled sides. Fender combined bridge and tailpiece with three individually adjustable grooved steel saddles.
This is a one owner guitar that went back to the factory in the late eighties to have the sides re-shot. The top and back of the guitar are original and untouched and there is absolutely no cracking whatsoever to the lacquer over the original 'wallpaper'. This has to be the cleanest Paisley Tele on the planet… it has hardly ever been out of its case - the only sign of playing wear on the maple fretboard is on the third fret. There is virtually no fret wear… An exceptional example of this very rare "Paisley" Telecaster. Housed in its original Fender black hardshell case with reddish orange plush lining (8.75).
In early 1969 the original style one-piece Maple Neck was reissued as an option on Telecasters and Esquires in lieu of the 2-piece neck with a separate maple cap." (Duchossoir. The Fender Telecaster, p.50).
"Out of the psychedelic era came the paisley finish, which is actually adhesive-backed paper oversprayed with a polyester clear coat" (George Gruhn and Walter Carter, Electric Guitars and Basses, p. 147).
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We specialize in acquiring and offering the finest specimens of American vintage electric guitars with particular attention to those in their complete, original state. We are the only dealer to embrace a written code of ethics (in Terms & Conditions). We encourage you to read it.
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We want to inspire and win your trust and confidence. You don't want to have any negative surprises upon receipt of an instrument that you've invested yourself as well as your money into. Nor do you want any untoward surprises should you decide to sell it in the future.
To that end, every guitar that we offer is catalogued to a degree and depth of detail that is fast becoming the standard in the trade. When we declare an instrument to be completely original, it is. If it is not, we tell you exactly in what manner it has been altered.
We photograph each guitar at many angles to provide you with the broadest, clearest sense of its appearance. We will, upon request, provide you with images of all electronic components, inside and out.
Each guitar we acquire is skillfully and painstakingly dissected by David Brass, who is a trained luthier as well as a dealer and collector. All parts, no matter how small, are meticulously examined. We have an enviable reference library of wide breadth and scope that we refer to when necessary for crucial facts. The instrument is put under a black-light: original finish or refin? Even the most skillfully masked ding is uncovered. David then fastidiously reassembles the instrument. It is then cleaned with the finest products available for wood and metal.
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