Fender / Telecaster / 1969 / Blonde / Guitar For Sale

After the true golden era of Fender and before the dark ages of the 70s, quality instruments did continue to be produced, and this here Telecaster from 1969 is one such example.

Condition wise this is a well played instrument that's had an interesting past. The body has a few chips and dings and there is evidence something, we are not entirely sure what, being attached to the front and sides of the guitar. The removal of which has taken some of the finish off. It may also have been over sprayed in sonic blue on the front as there is evidence of this in the screw holes and in some places in the cavities.

Whatever happened to the front and sides, it was removed some time ago and the finish that was left has been clear coated. The back is 100% original 1969 finish and looks cool with some great checking on the nitro.

The neck looks to have been well used, still retaining most of its glossy finish. The maple fingerboard is in good shape, and the frets are actually in really good condition and have plenty of life left.

The jack cup has been replaced with a type that screws in to the side of the channel and the neck pickup has been rewound or possibly replaced.

There’s something eternally cool about a blonde Tele, and this guitar is no exception. The finish has had a hard life and is pretty unique!

Electronically everything is correct though there is evidence of rewiring work being carried out.

The guitar comes with a correct Black Tolex Fender hardshell case.

This guitar certainly has plenty to offer sonically. The neck pickup delivers a smooth tone with plenty of clarity and a great rhythm tone that evokes a Stax sound. The bridge pickup has all the bite you’d want without getting too far towards the harshness that later incarnations tended to drift. The middle position blends both wonderfully. The neck is very comfortable and it doesn’t take to long to fall for this guitar.

Not the immediate go to for those looking for classic Fender tones but this guitar is worth more than a cursory glance and will definitely surprise you.

All in this is a great playing and sounding guitar, ready and waiting to continue life as a working instrument, don’t let this one get 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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