The first decent guitar I owned was a ’71 Telecaster almost identical to this one. I bought it used from a newspaper ad. A few years later I wanted to buy a Gibson Les Paul Special. So I sold the Telecaster to a cousin when I was teenager. I have regretted selling it ever since. She still has it and will not part with it. I was happy to find this one for a reasonable vintage price. Although it was quite a bit higher than the $150 that I sold my original one for in 1974!
The 1974 Les Paul Special is actually not worth as much on the vintage market as the 1971 Telecaster I had sold to buy it. The ’74 Les Paul Special was stolen from me years later. I did find another one very much like it in great condition that I bought from a vintage guitar dealer. Took many years of chasing to find a nice clean one that was affordable.
This 1971 Fender Telecaster still had the original “ashtray” bridge cover and original case. Many times these are lost as most players throw them aside.
- Made In: USA
- Year Of Production: 1971
- Weight: 7.2 lbs
- Scale Length: 25.5″
- Neck Width At Nut: 1-5/8″
Plays great and sounds sweet.
Bit of buckle rash on back. But nothing too bad. Overall a great vintage guitar.
Great vintage ’70s Telecaster that was the last model to have only one string tree before moving to two in 1972. Any vintage Telecaster that is pre-CBS (prior to 1965 when CBS bought Fender) the price jumps considerably.