We present an all original 1954 Fender Telecaster “Blackguard” in Blond. Made in Fullerton, California.
This is a one owner guitar that was owned by a lady that was a music-teacher for many years. It has been taken well care of for the last 66 years and is in amazing condition for its age. The original frets and nut are in perfect working order with plenty of life left in them. Small playing wear on the fretboard maple, so she definitely played that guitar very softly. Overall, the condition is great and this is one of the nicest “Blackguard” Telecasters we have ever seen. The lovely grain of the ash body shows very well through the Blond finish. There is some light playing (edge) wear and small surface chips, dings , finish checking and other cosmetic wear. The original owner kept the guitar very well, and it even comes complete with the most valuable original strap and ashtray.
This lightweight ash body guitar sounds incredibly good and the original pickups are well balanced. Great woody dry tone with a lot of sustain. Just a perfect Telecaster and the sound we all look for.
Specs on this guitar.
Single “round” string tree. Headstock decal with “Fender” spaghetti logo in silver with black trim and “Telecaster” in black below it. Individual “no-name” Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons (each one stamped on the underside “2356766/PAT. Appld.”) One plain metal-cover “black-bottom” pickup with slot-head adjusting screws (at neck) and one black six-polepiece “copper-coated metal plate bottom” pickup with flush polepieces (angled in bridgeplate) Black bakelite pickguard with five screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) plus three-way pickup selector switch and original “patent number” black plastic “hat Knob” tip (hat knob tip was introduced in 1954)
Telecaster combined bridge/tailpiece with three steel saddles (steel saddels was introduced in 1954) Serial number “3752” on the bridge plate beneath the words “FENDER/PAT. PEND.” and the three-way switch is stamped “CRL 1452.” and has three patent-numbers.
Pickups and electronics/wiring are untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
Comes with its original Fender center pocket tweed hardshell case. Latches and handle are in perfect working order.
- Neck date: TG 3-54 ( March 1954 by Tadeo Gomez ).
- Body date in neck pocket with red pencil: 3-54 (March 1954).
- Pots dated: Solder 30 – visible on tone because of obscured by its original solder.
- Control cavity: 3-24-54 Mary ( March 24th wiring by Mary).
- Neck pickup: 6.43 kOhm & Bridge pickup: 5.67 kOhm.
- Weight: 3.15 Kilograms.