1968 Fender Telecaster

Amazing Fender Custom Telecaster with great growth potential as an investment! Dust off Billy Squire’s greatest hits and give it a listen while you decide whether you deserve to enjoy your investment this weekend.

This is the one to set the standard.  Pristine 1968 two color burst double bound telecaster from Fender.  The neck is dated the third of May 1968 and the heal plate checks in either as a 1968 or 1969 depending on which source you are using for authentication.  Rosewood fretboard appears unplayed.  Concourse level of condition for this all original late 60’s instrument.

In early 1951, Fender renamed its only production solid-body guitar the Telecaster, replacing the short-lived Broadcaster moniker used in late 1950. The Telecaster quickly became the guitar of its age, propelling the status of the solid-body electric guitar from novelty to the defining instrument of popular music. The Custom Telecaster of the ’60s (not to be confused with the later Telecaster Custom of the ’70s), was essentially the same as the regular Telecaster but with some cosmetic changes. The Custom Telecaster came standard with a Rosewood fingerboard, white binding on its front and back, and with a sunburst finish. Examples do exist using other custom finishes.  

Years of Production: 1959 – 1972

Body Style: Single cutaway solid-body

Wood Composition: Alder, Maple neck, slab Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two single-coil pickups, white plastic pickguard,  volume and tone controls, 25 1/2-inch scale length, string thur-body, white body binding

Finish Specifications: Sunburst was a standard finish for the Custom Telecaster.

Notable Tele Players: Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, Johnny Greenwood, James Burton

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Product Specs

Custom Telecaster
2 Color Sunburst
Solid Body
Made In:
United States

Condition: Used

Our Price: $19,500