1957 Fender Telecaster refin + HSC

1957 Fender Telecaster refin + HSC

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One of THE lightest Teles we have had here, strong, resonant and a real joy to play. One which will not break the bank and will sound as good as any £20+ original...

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1957 Fender Telecaster anyone?

This guitar has been refinished well and is a professional job, however it is not the only refin it has had over the years and we can see remnants of black, red and white in the cavities. The burst is accurate and reminiscent of the kind occasionally seen on telecasters of this period. The super lightweight ash looks stunning and is a sensational 3.06Kg! One of the lightest we have had .

The neck which has the sought after, strong V profile, has mostly original finish on the back and on the headstock. It looks like there is some old refinish work on the fretboard probably carried out during a previous refret long ago however this is so old it pretty much looks original. The logo has survived well but the date is pretty much impossible to read.

The pickguard is in good shape with no sign of warping or discolouration.

Hardware has escaped any major corrosion with the saddles having aged nicely.

Electrically everything is correct apart from the tone cap. Its been rewired to a modern standard configuration and features a Mullard capacitor the type you normally see in amps. We know Fender did occasionally use amp caps in guitars during the late 50’s but unsure if this is one of them.

The guitar comes with a hardshell case.

As you can probably tell by just looking at it, this guitar sings. Theres a resonance to the acoustic tone that really translates when plugged in. The neck pickup is a fine example, delivering that wonderfully clarity and warmth that is so specific to a telecaster. The bridge soars with that mix of twang and honk that is again so unique to this guitar. Combined they compliment each other well.

These are aspirational instruments for a reason and heres your chance to get hold of one that won’t strip out your bank account.

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At a glance

Model: Telecaster
Year: 1957
Finish: Single colour burst

Modifications: Refinished body only, fingerboard refin long time ago, rewired, refret, replaced cap
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.06 Kg

Case: Hardshell case
Fingerboard: Maple
Tuners: Correct Kluson Single line

Pickups: 2 x correct Single coil
Hardware: Correct Chrome
Neck Profile: Soft V
Pots: 2 x Correct 250k Stackpole




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