1967/1968 Transitional Fender Telecaster Blonde with Rosewood Fretboard

$ 7450.00

Up for sale is this exceptional 1967 / 1968 Telecaster with see-thru blonde finish and rare rosewood fretboard!

Offered to the market with a new pro refret and setup, this Telecaster showcases a September 1967 neck date and ash body with blonde nitrocellulose finish, which was phased out in early 1968. Because the serial number is dated to 1968, we’re calling this instrument a transitional ’67 / ’68 model.

Like many well-played Fenders from this era, it has some refurbished and replaced parts which we’ll outline below.

Original:

  • Ash body
  • Blonde nitrocellulose body finish
  • 3-ply white pickguard – neck pickup slot widened for Strat pickup
  • Bridge assembly, inc. threaded saddles
  • Bridge pickup
  • Control plate
  • Knobs
  • Three-way switch and switch tip
  • Strap buttons
  • Neck plate – serial number 241765
  • Maple neck with round lam rosewood fretboard – dated September 1967
  • 60’s C-shape neck profile with 1.625″ nut width – 0.82″ at first, 0.87″ at twelfth
  • Neck and headstock finish
  • Butterfly string tree
  • Fender key tuners
  • Headstock decal

Non-original parts / modifications:

  • Original bridge pickup rewound by Madlove Pickups to vintage specs
  • Non-original neck pickup rewound by Madlove Pickups to vintage specs
  • Pro refret with vintage-sized nickel steel frets (January 2024)
  • Hand cut vintage bone nut
  • Matched 250k CTS pots and Sprague cap with vintage cloth-pullback wiring
  • Back of neck over-sprayed with clear lacquer sometime in the 1970s
  • Neck pickup cavity enlarged to accommodate Strat neck pickup
  • Small mystery route on the lower horn
  • Original output jack has been replaced with a Gibson-style jack plate
  • An aged Spitfire pickguard is currently fitted to the guitar and will be included in the sale

The guitar weighs 3.4kg / 7.5lbs, and is incredibly resonant. It shows moderate player wear for excellent reason: it’s one of the good ones.

Ships with non-original, Fender branded hardshell case.

We ship worldwide from Brisbane, Australia. If you have any questions, or would like a shipping quote to your destination, please get in touch!