Here we have an exciting vintage player, a 1973 Fender Telecaster, road worn and modified, but an awesome guitar with tons of vibe. The serial number dates to 1973, which is consistent with the “notchless” body. The neck date is faded where the year would be, but it has the pre-‘73 XX-MMM-YY date format, which ended in 72, so this may be a hold out from the previous year. Whatever the case, it looks as though someone penciled in a zero after the 7, but it seems unlikely that this neck would be a ‘70. Beyond that, there is no help from the pickguard or pots, because they have been replaced, as well as the pickups. The finish has also been stripped and a tech or previous owner left their name and a date under the pickguard. Now that all the dating and originality is out of the way, this guitar can really shine as the beautiful sounding classic Tele that it is. The pickups are gorgeous, with an especially nice sound in the middle position. The neck finish has worn down completely and makes for a wonderful hand feel, but the frets are also very worn and will likely need to be replaced soon. This was obviously a player’s instrument, and it's easy to hear why, so don’t pass up this Tele twanger’s delight! Ships in a gigbag.
Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz.
Nut Width: 1 ⅝”
6/10 (Good Condition) 1973 Made in the USA
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