I'm thrilled to be the next owner of this clean Fender Telecaster 1957 from the daughter of its original owner in Parkersburg, West Virginia! It was a long drive but worth every minute of it. This Telecaster is light weight, very resonant, and comes with the original hang tag and advertisement page from 1957. I'm always looking for nice examples of vintage Fender Telecaster guitars. You can contact me here to Sell My Fender Guitar.

Fender debuted its Telecaster model with a different name in 1950: the Broadcaster. While it's not the first solid body electric guitar for Spanish style playing, it was the first commercially successful solid body electric guitar. The Broadcaster lost its model name after a name dispute in 1951, then was finally named the Telecaster in 1952. It's still in production today in largely the same configuration which is a testament to its amazing design. For more information on the Telecaster guitar, check out The Fender Telecaster - The Detailed Story of America's Senior Solid Body Electric Guitar by Andre Duchossoir.

Fender Telecaster Guitar Dating

Experienced Fender Telecaster guitar collectors can mostly date Telecaster guitar by the features visible from the front, but the next thing we do is check the serial number. Fender serial numbers aren't the best way to date Fender guitars since they're not necessarily consecutive and easily swapped for a different number, but they need to fall within the range suggested by the other features of the guitar. Here's a good resource to check the serial number: Fender Serial Number Lookup. This resource tells us that Fender often used a "-" symbol in front of a 5 digit serial number between 16000 and 25000 during 1957. 

We should then check the serial number against the features of Fender Telecaster guitars in 1957. This Telecaster has a Maple fretboard, single ply white pickguard with 5 screws, and traditional spaghetti style logo. These are all features typical of Fender Telecaster guitars dating to 1957. 

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As a Fender guitar collector, I'm often on the road to acquire the vintage Fender guitars I've always dreamed of like this Telecaster. This recent trip took me to Lexington, Virginia first to buy this Gibson Les Paul 1960, then onto Mount Vernon, Ohio to buy a 1957 Fender Stratocaster. If you're interested in how much I would value your vintage Fender Telecaster or Stratocaster then you can contact me here: Sell My Fender Guitar. I would be happy to take a look at your Fender and give my thoughts on what it could be worth. If it's one I'd like to have for myself, then I may be able to come to you for an in-person transaction. 

Vintage Fender Telecaster guitar 1950s 

John Shults

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