Telecaster Guitars

1967 Fender Telecaster

Color: Blond, Rating: 9.00, Sold (ID# 02228)
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A Super 1967 Blond Telecaster with a Veneer Rosewood Fretboard


1967 Fender Telecaster

This beautifully aged mid to late sixties lightweight Blond Telecaster weighs in at 7.00 lbs. Solid ash body, one-piece maple neck, and curved veneer rosewood fretboard with 21 original frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock decal with "Fender" logo in black with gold trim, "Telecaster" in black beside it, and two patent numbers beneath. Individual dual-line Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons. Single "butterfly" string tree. Four-bolt "F" neck plate with four screws and serial number '185720'. One plain metal-cover pickup (at neck) with an output of 6.46k and one light gray-bottom six-polepiece pickup (angled in bridgeplate) with an output of 6.02k. The bridge pickup has a pencil date of "4-24-67". Three-layer (white/black/white) plastic pickguard with eight screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) and one three-way selector switch (with black plastic "Top-Hat" tip), all on metal plate adjoining pickguard. Chrome knobs with flat tops and knurled sides. Fender combined bridge/tailpiece with original chrome "ashtray" bridge cover. The neck is dated "3 APR 67B" and the pots are dated "137 6642" and "137 6642" (CTS October 1966). This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. The original nicely-grained Blond finish has beautifully and evenly mellowed out to a rich dark cream. Apart from some almost invisible belt-buckle scarring (nothing through to the wood) and a few very small edge chips/marks, this guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. Complete with the original eight-page Fender "Instruction Manual" with matching serial number. Housed in its original Fender black "logo" hardshell case with dark orange plush lining (8.75). This is one of the last Telecasters to have the original Kluson tuners as opposed to the Fender "F" tuners which were introduced in mid 1967.

The original owner was a Jerry Reed fan and took the guitar to a Jerry Reed concert at St. Charles, Illinois on "Friday Jul 18 1986…" and had him sign the face of the guitar in ink (now rather faded) "To Earl / Thank you / Jerry Reed".

"Jerry Reed Hubbard (1937-2008) was an American country music singer, guitarist, composer, and songwriter, as well as an actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included "Guitar Man", "U.S. Male", "A Thing Called Love", "Alabama Wild Man", "Amos Moses", "When You're Hot, You're Hot" (which garnered a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male), "Ko-Ko Joe", "Lord, Mr. Ford", "East Bound and Down" (the theme song for the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reed co-starred), "The Bird", and "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft). Reed was announced as an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame on April 5, 2017, and was officially inducted by Bobby Bare on October 24.

Most Telecasters from the mid to late sixties had either a one-piece maple neck or a maple-cap fretboard. The much loved traditional veneer rosewood fretboard had been gradually phased out when the maple fretboards were reintroduced in 1965.

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