Fender / Telecaster / 1966 / Blonde / Guitar For Sale

Fender Telecaster 1966

Made in USA

Serial Number 164916

A very nice vintage Tele with the original blonde finish, shows some wear but no repairs. The neck lacquer is quite worn but feels great in the hand. Fretboard has some wear but has the original wider frets, an option in the mid 60’s. Frets feel absolutely fine to play, no overtones. The pickups are original and haven’t been rewound, electrics are also original although it has been modded to the modern Tele configuration. Original machine heads all working well too. The ‘Telecaster’ headstock logo has worn and now just shows Fender, in certain lights it is possible to see the outline of the original decal. There has been some work on the guitar, at some point it was planned to be routed for humbuckers but the work wasn’t completed. The minor routing that was done was filled and then that area only re-finished, some backlit photos show how minor this was. With the original Ashtray bridge cover it is not noticeable. The guitar comes with the original hard case which has been stamped Joe Cocker although there is not provenance to suggest the guitar was his or one of his band members.

The guitar has just been serviced/setup with 10’s and is a great player.

Please feel free to email or call should you wish to try the guitar or if there’s anything at all.

The Guitar Showroom.co.uk, UK  

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All guitars are serviced & setup (Our Sister Company is a Gibson Authorised Service Centre)
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We’ve been selling stunning guitars for over 10 years via our sister Company, 12th Fret Ltd, which has been a dedicated Gibson Service Centre & Professional Guitar Servicing offering quality Setup & Repair since 2008 and ran by Master Luthier, James Collins (www.jamescollinsguitars.com)

Quality service, fast UK & International shipping, always stunning Guitars coming through…

The guitars all go through the 12th Fret workshop for servicing and setting up prior to being listed on the website and our Reverb Shop and can be adjusted to suit your setup requirements before shipping. All the guitars are very well packed and shipped within a day of purchase. All guitars are available to view & demo at the showroom based in East Sussex. We are able to offer part exchange on most items for sale.

Direct Bank Transfer (BACS, via online banking) PayPal payments for debit or credit card payments also accepted. Free UK Shipping.

Some of the guitars we sell on a commission basis, so if you have a high end guitar that needs to find a new home we can help get the guitar prepared and ready for sale on the website. We charge a commission taken once costs have been recouped, please get in touch if we can help.


email info@theguitarshowroom.co.uk


UK & International Shipping via either FedEx, UPS or Parcelforce (UK)
Fully Tracked, tracking numbers provided. Fully insured within the UK up to £10,000. International Insurance by Secursus at full sale price included up to £10,000. Over £10,000 will have additional cost.
All guitars are guaranteed Authenticity.
Returns Window

Used & Vintage Items - 7 Days

Used & Vintage items may be returned within 7 days of the delivery date.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives full refund in their original payment method less any shipping and insurance costs.


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