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1969 Fender Telecaster Vintage Guitar Olympic White, Ash Body w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1969 Fender Telecaster in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with a vintage hardshell case. This Telecaster is a well-kept vintage example with a deeply ambered Olympic White gloss finish, 100% original save for new finish on the neck profile and fingerboard, a professional refret and a carved bone nut.

The traditional '50s Fender tonewood recipe includes an ash body and a chunky U-shaped one-piece maple neck, ensuring plenty of glassy treble cut, punchy midrange detail, and full low end. The original single coil pair retains its stock windings, offering a distinct, vital sound in each position on the three-way pickup selector. The staggered alnico pole pieces and brass baseplate on the bridge pickup ensure plenty of chewy twang and authoritative snap, while the neck pickup has a silky rhythmic cut and bell-like sparkle. This Tele has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Chunky U, generous shoulders, measuring .880” 1st fret, .935” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4“ radius
-Frets: Refretted, slender fretwire (pristine)
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1 9/16”, bone (replacement)
-Headstock: Deeply ambered nitro lacquer gloss, original block logo
-Tuners: F-style
-Serialization: Green inked date stamp on neck heel, serial engraved on “F” neck plate

Body Specs:

-Wood: Ash
-Pickups: Single coil x2, gray bobbin bridge w/ four digit stamp
-Harness: Untouched solder, CTS pots date to 34th week of 1966 (Fender used a large batch of CTS pots purchased in '66 through the end of the decade)
-Hardware: “Pat. No.” bridge with steel barrel saddles, flat-top knurled knobs
-Plastics: Three-ply pickguard, top hat switch tip

The gloss Olympic White finish on the body is 100% original with no touch-up or overspray, exhibiting horizontal checking and deep ambering. A previous owner has added their SSN to the neck heel and neck plate. There is a sliver of wear to the bare ash where the forearm crosses the top and where the belly makes contact on the back, some minor finish chipping along the lower bout perimeter, light buckle wear central to the lower bout, and a few light finish scratches on the body as a whole. The neck profile and fingerboard have been refinished, with original finish retained on the peghead. There is some shallow wear on the profile behind frets 1-3 that has no impact on playability.

An era-correct black tolex Fender hardshell case is included and notably clean. The case features functional latches, the original handle, and a raised Fender logo on the exterior.