Fender / Telecaster / 1955 / Blonde / Guitar For Sale

1955 white guard, lightweight (3.32 Kg) Fender Telecaster anyone? 

Instantly recognisable and iconic, the blonde/white pickguard combination is always a head turner with this one being no exception. The body shows signs of over 60 years of use with the usual knocks and bumps though its kept its glossy finish and certainly looks the part.

The neck too is in good shape, worn as you’d expect which only adds to the overall look of the guitar. The factory frets have plenty of life left and the decal is strong.

Hardware shows signs of use but not extensive corrosion and everything works exactly as you would expect. The plastics are in good shape free of any cracking and are all correct for a 1955 white guard.

Guitar has been played and as you can see from the photos, there are the usual marks and dings you would expect from living a life that was definitely not under the bed but it has not been abused and there are no breaks or repairs anywhere.

Electronically all the components are correct though there has been some rewiring so that it works as a standard telecaster. The bridge pickup is probably among some of the last ‘54 flat pole piece style pickups to be fitted, as found on the earlier blackguard telecasters and sounds insanely good! In fact this is probably one of the best sounding Teles we have had here for a while and explains why its current owner has owned this for a fair old while.

The guitar comes with its correct tweed hardshell case which is also in excellent shape.

This guitar has a wonderfully lively tone with plenty of twang. The bridge pickup is raunchy with smooth top end as you’d expect from a pickup from the golden era. The neck pickup complements thing nicely offering a smooth tone. The soft V of the neck is very comfortable and the worn in feel is a joy to play.

This guitar oozes mojo and has sounds phenomenal. Don’t miss out, grab it before it gets away.

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
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Languages:
English
Specialties:
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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