Fender / Telecaster Custom / 1964 / Sunburst / Guitar

This is a very rare and beautiful 1963 1964 Fender Telecaster Custom which has had the most amazing Tom Murphy BODY ONLY refin in sunburst nitro in superb reliced condition with all original hardware including the lovely, crack free, green guard.

Guitar has had an interesting history and I beleive the amazing Tom Murphy refin has fooled a few people and I must admit, when I first glanced at it, I too could have taken it for an authentic body finish - you do need to see it up real close to think anything else. Mr Murphy has done a seriously good job on this body, the colour is perfect and it has just the right amount of relicing and lacquer checking on it.

Included is a letter from Tom Murphy stating he did the work on this body, which is a factory original 1964 Telecaster Custom body and he reliced the body to match the finish on the original neck. A bit of dectective work was required to retreive this letter as it was originally thought to be lost from the guitar...

I’m sure I do not need to tell you, pre-CBS Telecaster Cutoms are very rare indeed and if you cannot afford £20k+ for an all original then this, without any doubt at all, is the next best thing…

Serial number is L35123, neck date is NOV 63 and all pots date to early 1964. Included is a period correct 1964 blonde tolex case that was originaly for a Jazzmaster/Jaguar and an ashtray bridge cover plus a CITES certificate.

As far as I can tell, everything - hardware and electrics is all original except the frets and the nut. Electrics are original including the two stunning sounding pre-CBS pickups, as is all the other hardware. Please have a look at the many photos taken from all angles. 

Guitar plays very well with lots of life left on the medium wide frets, neck is a comfortable, typical 1963 medium ‘C' profile and weight is a heavenly 3.4Kg. 

What more can you ask for…!

Instrument sold

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
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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.

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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.

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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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