The combination of the lightweight Ash body, yellowed Blonde finish, and the full C neck carve screams '50s Tele'
1971 Fender Telecaster in its original Blonde finish just into the shop!
This is one of those early 70s Telecasters that falls more in line with a 50s tele - lightweight Ash body, a pseudo-Butterscotch Blonde finish thanks to some authentic aging of the finish, and a truly excellent Maple neck with a full but comfortable carve. Here's the catch - it won't cost you well into the five figures to land it!
With the exception of the replaced neck pickup, this tele has otherwise remained original. The lighter Blonde finish has yellowed beautifully, with some really nice top coat lacquer checking throughout. The wiring harness remains original, featuring 1 MEG CTS pots dating from the 36th week of 1966, which is a common part used through the early 70s. The original frets remain as well, and while slightly on the lower side, they still offer nice playability. The original ash tray bridge cover is also included along with its original black hardshell case.
This is a particularly great sounding and playing example of the classic Tele spec that's sure to satisfy anyone's desire for a vintage single-cut.