Fender / Telecaster / 1955 / Butterscotch Blond / Guitar For Sale

1955 Fender Telecaster, butterscotch blond. Made in USA, serial number 7840. This guitar is mostly original, with the most obvious exception being the 'blackguard' treatment to a black pickguard and compensated brass saddles.

It also has the modern wiring (with an added ground wire) and unfortunately the bridge pickup was replaced and lost over the years. It now sports a grey bottom / flat pole-piece 1981 Fullerton Reissue pickup that was rewound slightly hotter. It looks perfect and delivers the sound as well. The wires of both pickups are reversed, so we assume that a previous replacement bridge pickup was out of phase, hence to need to invert them.

The nut might be a replacement. The tuners are later ca. 1980s Kluson single line.

The guitar still sports the original frets, they are quite low, but have almost no grooves and offer quite a pleasant playing experience in our opinion. The neck is dated January '55 and signed by Tadeo Gomez, the neck pocket is dated February '55. The neck profile is quite large and once you play it, you know why these are so loved.

'Smokey bar' blond would be a better description of the color, it has yellowed quite a bit and was not only exposed to sunlight but also heat over the years as evidenced by the wear on the finish. 

Comes with a recent no-logo black tolex Fender hardshell case. Weighs only 2.85kg (6.28lbs) !!!



Payment by bank wire transfer, cash and in-store credit card terminal only. 

Yeahman's Guitars, Switzerland  

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A small shop in Switzerland selling vintage and used electric and acoustic guitars, basses, amplifiers and assorted effect pedals. 

Here you will mostly find selected instruments of the following brands: Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Epiphone, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox, Ampeg, Guild, Greco, Tokai, Squier JV, Burny, Maxon, Ibanez, Orville and many more.

As for now, there are no fixed opening hours, instruments can be tried out and picked up by appointment only. If you happen to be in the area or would like to travel to come check an instrument out, please don't hesitate to write. Yeahman's is open to anybody who shares our passion!

Our showroom is located at Turnweg 2, 3013 Bern, Switzerland. It's a hidden entrance, so please don't ring random doorbells, instead call for questions and appointments during business hours (9am to 5pm CET). +41793088915. If you are from out of town and are on a tight schedule / in an out of town band playing a show here and/or would like to visit on short notice and/or well outside business hours, feel free to contact us - it wouldn't be the first time we show people around well after midnight. 

Our preferred method of payment is bank wire transfer or cash. Please get in touch for our bank account details, once you place an order through e-mail we'll hold the item for you and take it offline. 

Please note that we do not ship amplifiers, they are available for local pickup only!


Please refer to our terms & conditions on www.yeahmansguitars.com .

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