Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster® NOS

Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Blue Flower

Model Number: 9231012930

$6,299.00 RRP
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1967’s Summer of Love and Flower Power movement influenced mainstream fashions worldwide, and Fender was on board with its new Blue Flower and Paisley Telecasters. Oddly enough, the guitars became more popular with rockabilly and country western players (they were adopted most famously by Tele master James Burton) rather than the flower children that helped inspire them. These guitars have earned a special place in Fender history, and the Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1968 Blue Flower and Paisley Tele models are faithful recreations of those original instruments.

The two-piece select alder body wears an NOS lacquer finish with WLS undercoat over the famous Paisley or Blue Flower motif. The rift-sawn maple neck has a ’60-style “oval C” profile, topped by a round-lam rift-sawn maple fingerboard with 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound radius and 21 medium vintage frets for a comfortable feel up and down. Hand-wound ’67 Tele pickups meet the exact spec for that year, with a three-way switch and modern Tele wiring. Other features include an eight-hole clear polyurethane pickguard, ’67 Tele bridge with threaded steel saddles, Schaller® “F” tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree. Deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity included.

  • General
    Model Number 9231012930
    Series Vintage Custom
    Color Blue Flower
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer with WLS Undercoat
    Body Shape Telecaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Neck
    Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 60s Oval "C"
    Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Round-Laminated Rift Sawn Maple
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Medium Vintage
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Micarta Black Dot 7mm
    Truss Rod Nut Vintage-Style Slotted
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt with "F" Logo
  • Hardware
    Bridge 3-Saddle '67 Telecaster® with Threaded Steel Saddles
    Tuning Machines Schaller® "F"
    Pickguard Clear
    Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
    Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
    Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck
    Configuration SS