Born in 1950, the Telecaster was the first production model electric guitar of the legendary Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. This dynamic workhorse has served legends, rock stars, and regular players with equal reliability throughout its more than a half-century of production. The Tele’s simple design of a slab body with two single-coil pick-ups and a maple neck has gone largely unchanged through decades of optimization and updating; a true mainstay of the guitar world.
Here we are offering you a piece of that rich history in this 1953 Fender Telecaster. This guitar has seen a refret, refinish, and replacement pots in its long life of play, but it is still every bit a vintage piece of Fender history. The pencil dates on the neck and neck pocket are consistent with October 1953 and the pick-ups and knobs all appear original. This piece has some light oxidation on the hardware from age, and a few dings on the body, but overall it is in excellent condition. Whether its on the wall of a proud collector or in the hands of a dedicated player, this guitar is a prize and is ready to continue its life among Fender enthusiasts. Ships with the original Bullwin “poodle” case.
8/10 (excellent condition) 1953 Made in the USA