#1
Hi!
I own a 1969 Fender Telecaster and it came with a strange configuration (I guess a previous owner did it). maybe you guys can id the components and tell me how its effects it value? and what's its value anyway?

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Last edited by rlunsky at May 29, 2014,
#2
The first thing I'd do is get rid of that lightening bolt.
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#4
He made the lightening bolt? Or the Tele?
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#6
Just making sure your dad isn't called Leo.
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#7
Those are Gibson mini-humbuckers, probably added in the '70s. It looks like the bridge plate was chopped to make the bridge pickup fit. It is a strange configuration, and hurts the value, particularly since it had to have been routed to fit the pickups. From what I've seen, '69 teles go for $4,000 - $6,000 if original and good condition. Maybe a bit higher if in excellent condition.

Yours is worth less than that because there will be far less demand for a cut-up one like yours than one that is in stock form. Unless you are selling it, the value is irrelevant. If you are wanting to know the value for insurance purposes, I'd say $6k. It is definitely worth more to you than anyone else. So just enjoy it! It is a very cool guitar, especially since it was your dad's!
#9
Is it heavy?
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