Always a great day when we get to spend time with a vintage Tele! This fantastic playing, sounding, and looking Tele dates back to 1971. The setup is spot on and feels great with low action and no fret wear thanks to a very well done re-fret (TME did not perform the re-fret). In our opinion, the re-fret makes this infinitely more playable than most Tele's from this era (who's frets are typically quite a bit flatter that what's installed on this guitar).
When plugged into a Carr Mercury V, we were able to pull that classic Tele bite and twang - this T falls on the twanger side of the Tele tone spectrum - though to warm, round neck pickup tones, perfect for your Jimmy Bryant licks. The middle setting on the 3-way switch sounds fantastic. As you'd imagine, it's the perfect blend of articulation and warmth - very addictive and inspiring.
The finish has aged to a gorgeous cream / light yellow finish which hides wear really well. There are a few very minor paint chips and the normal wear and tear for a guitar of this age, but nothing of concern or note. The back of the neck is nice and smooth and the back of the body sports a fair amount of buckle rash.
Aside from the re-fret, the nut is a replacement and the saddles were replaced with non-threaded saddles (an improvement in our opinion).
This is a really solid, no excuses vintage Tele that will make the next owner very happy! Priced with hardshell case.
Interested? We may have another on the way.