Fender / Telecaster / 1966 / Blonde / Guitar

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. This 1966 Fender Telecaster certainly is an archetype of this finish with some killer tones to match

The guitar looks great. Both front and back show very light signs of wear with a few dinks here and there. There has been some bleed onto the finish from the case which has tinted the back and a little of the side but this is not too obvious. The finish on the back of the neck has worn in a few places and is very comfortable. The frets are evenly worn up the neck and still have some life left in them. The fretboard itself is in great shape with no sign of pitting.

The electronics are all correct but some of it has been rewired to post 1967 so its more in line with modern Telecaster sound.

The guitar comes with the correct Fender black tolex hardshell case with orange lining.

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 the transition era Teles that are not quite as shrill as the later models.

This guitar delivers the the twang that you expect form a telecaster without the shrillness that plagued later incarnations, and it looks stunning to boot! Grab it before it gets away….

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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 formally known as Atoyboy 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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