1966 Fender Telecaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 1xxxx4, neck date stamp November ’66, original blonde finish with typical wear for age including rubbing to the arm rest position, chips to the edges, other minor pitting and blemishes, wear to frets, replaced switch and switch position screws, replaced tone pot (original retained), top E Kluson replaced, electrics in working order, later Fender hard case, condition: good for age

*Sold with CITES article 10 certificate no. 549472/03.  This lot is subject to CITES regulations if exporting outside of the EU

Provenance: the vendor purchased this guitar from a gentleman in Bristol in May 1996, who originally acquired it from a guitarist from the Bristol band ‘Real Thing’ in 1978. The owner had the three-way switch removed fitting a five-way. Malcolm Miles Guitar Repairs of Motspur Park replaced the five-way with a correct three-way switch

Estimate £3000 – 4000

Sold for £4400 (8th December 2016)