Fender / Telecaster / 1955 / Blonde / Guitar For Sale

Blonde telecasters are iconic. Be it the earlier blackguard, butterscotch incarnation or the parchment blonde when Fender moved over to white guard, the combination of ash body and the translucent (to various degrees) finish made for an unmistakable combination.

Though worn, this is a classic, super lightweight example of mid-50s blonde finish. There are quite a few dinks and knocks and an excellent patch of wear on the back, exposing the wonderful grain of the Ash underneath.The body date is December 1955 and this is basically a 1956 spec Tele.

With the now classic v profile, the neck is in great condition.The lacquer has retained some of its gloss and has really worn  comfortably along the neck. The fretboard shows signs of wear. The headstock shows signs that different tuners have been fitted and there's a repaired crack. The decal is in great shape and the cigarette burn adds a certain something. It is dated December 1955. There is plenty of life left in the frets. 

The hardware is in great condition showing only some minor signs of corrosion. The pickguard is in good shape too.

Electrically there have been some minor changes. The pots are correct but  have been wired as per the modern standard.. The switch is also correct. Pickups are correct and the bridge pickup has been rewound by Montys.

The guitar comes with its correct tweed hardshell case.

This guitar is certainly not lacking in the twang department. As you’d expect, the maple and ash combination gives this guitar a wonderful attack that sustains beautifully, the neck pickup providing a smooth tone with bite from the bridge.

A true classic, this is a must have for anyone looking for that elusive 50’s tele tone. Grab it before it gets away…

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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