1968 Fender Telecaster Bass Candy Apple Red

1968 Fender Telecaster Bass Candy Apple Red Refinished

Up for sale, here’s an incredible vintage early production 1968 Telecaster Bass. Body only refinished in a beautiful era correct Nitro Candy Apple Red.

23 JUN 68 C stamped on the neck, F neck plate Serial # 264XXX, Pots dated 32nd week of ’66, grey bottom pickup dated ’68.

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An amazing example of the very first Fender reissue ever instrument, based on the original version of the Precision Bass (’51 to ’57 and had a design closer to the Telecaster guitar) made in mid 1968. Being one of the early production CBS era, these instruments are known for retaining most of the features and mojo from the pre-CBS years. Besides the re finished body (no mods, no re routings whatsoever), all parts appears to be original and period correct.

Weighting at 10.2 lbs, which is average for an Ash body instrument form these years, however it’s pretty well balanced. The Candy Apple Red nitrocellulose lacquer finish combined with the original 3-ply white pickguard creates a stunning combination.

The neck is great, a massive all Maple neck with a great flame and the typical skunk stripe. Neck stamp show 23 JUNE 68 C (23: Factory Code Telecaster Bass – Jun 68: MM/YY of manufacture – C: Profile neck). Lollipop tuners. Its finish is all original and has the typical checking and wear in the back throughout years of playing which makes it very smooth to play. It’s definitely a chunky neck profile (0.880″ Neck thickness at 1st fret and .970″ at 12th fret). Nut width is 1.73″. Frets appears to be original as they show moderate wear, allowing low action and playing throughout the whole fretboard evenly without any dead spots. The Neck is perfectly straight, with truss rod functioning both ways. It’s been professionally set and strung with a round wound set of D’addario Nickel. The bass really plays amazingly well.

The instrument comes with its original thumbrest and its original black tolex hard case (which is in good condition, with just the right latch missing but still functional).

This is a great opportunity to own a real ’68 Telecaster Bass at an affordable price tag (same instruments with all original custom color finish go roughly twice the price, check for yourself).

It’ll be professionally packed and fully insured to Continental US only. Local pickup in LA is also available at no cost.



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