Fender Telecaster 1958 and Deluxe Amp in Nebraska
Posted on July 03 2022
I've just returned from a fantastic trip to get this 1958 Fender Telecaster and Deluxe amp from the family of its original owner in Omaha, Nebraska! It's a really nice example of the Telecaster with original yellow finish Fender called "Blond" and tweed case with red lining. It was a fantastic playing example with original frets, straight neck, and proper working electronics.
As a Fender guitar collector, I am always looking for the nicest Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars from 1958. If you've inherited a 1958 Fender and are looking for help with dating then check out Fender serial numbers. If you're considering selling a 1958 Fender guitar then you can contact me here: Sell a Fender.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to fly into Omaha, Nebraska to meet with this seller. His dad was the original owner of this 1958 Fender Telecaster and he kept it in excellent condition. If you've inherited a 1950s Fender Telecaster and are looking for a qualified local buyer then I may be the collector you're looking for. If you're considering selling a 1958 Fender guitar then you can contact me here: Sell a Fender.
1958 Fender Telecaster History
Fender's Telecaster model actually debuted under a different name in 1950 - the Broadcaster. The name was updated to Telecaster in 1952 after clashing with another brand's name for a line of drums. The 1958 Telecaster looked a bit different than the initial offering with a bright white pickguard and a whiter Blond finish compared to the yellow initial finish color. If we toss aside the aesthetic differences between the two, then not much was changed then, and not much has changed until now. The Telecaster (and Broadcaster) is the longest running commercially successful electric guitar model ever! The Telecaster's designer wasn't an engineer or a musician - Leo Fender was a former accountant.
This 1958 Fender Telecaster is a spectacular example of Leo's creation. It bears a serial number which begins with a "0" which is a common feature of Fender serial numbers used in 1957 and 1958. The neck heel has a pencilled signature reading "11/57" indicating that the neck shaping began in November of 1957, but the bridge pickup cavity had a pencil date of "1/58" indicating that it began in January of 1958. This is typical of how Fender made guitars and both dates should be taken into account when dating a 1950s Fender Telecaster. You can contact me at the serial number link above for help finding the year of your 1950s or 1960s Fender Telecaster.
1958 Fender Telecaster Value
1958 Fender Telecasters in good condition are very valuable guitars, but how do we value and price them? Here are the features that I use to find the value of a 1950s Fender Telecaster: exact year by serial number, condition, and originality. In order to find the true value of a vintage Fender, we need to compare this guitar to similar guitars which have sold before. We can use a few different websites and a price guide to help find the value.
If you've inherited a 1950s Fender Telecaster and are curious about how much I would value your guitar then you can contact me here: Sell a Fender. I would be happy to walk through the process of determining the value. I may also be the buyer you're looking for if it's the right guitar at a fair price. I would be happy to take a look.