Fender / Telecaster / 1960 / Clive Brown Blonde Body Restoration / Guitar For Sale

It's very hard to go wrong with a 1960 Blonde, slab board Telecaster...

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.

We first saw this particular guitar around 2 years ago, and at the time it had suffered the indignity of multiple less than perfect refins. It has since been restored to an incredibly faithful aged and faded Blonde finish by Clive Brown, and we suspect it's never looked better! 

The guitar looks great. Clive has done an excellent job restoring and aging the blonde finish. It looks utterly authentic and fits right in amongst the plethora of original finish guitars here at the store. 

The neck has been refretted, but retains its original finish and single line Kluson Deluxe tuners. The pickguard is correct and in decent condition for the age. with a small bit of the corner missing by the control plate. 

The electronics are all correct although it has been modified to post '67 wiring so you can get the full tonal range of the neck pickup. The pots date to week 19 of 1960. The pickups are correct too, although some of the solder joints have of course been disturbed due to the re-finishing process.

The guitar comes with a non original hardshell case. 

This guitar’s ash body has quite a resonant tone with a bite that sits wonderfully with the bridge pickup. The neck pickup has a darker tone which mixes well in the middle position. This guitar isn’t shrill but has plenty of the attack we look for in a good telecaster and is typical of early 60's Teles that are not quite as shrill as the later models.

This guitar delivers the the twang without breaking the bank. 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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