1968 Fender Telecaster Bass


1968 Fender Blonde Telecaster bass for sale

This 1968 Fender Telecaster Bass is a string-through-slab solid ash body featuring an original one-piece blonde maple neck with “skunk stripe”, and including rare original Fender Paddle button tuners, still turning smoothly and holding pitch well. The face of the signature Telecaster style headstock has the original lacquer and the stock “Telecaster Bass” decal intact. Standard 34” scale length; 1-3/4” nut width; neck stamped: 23OCT68C.

Exceptional play-ability with original frets and the neck adjusts without any issues, no raising neck tongue or truss nut bottoming out. Currently setup with flatwound strings.

MODIFICATIONS: The original double cutaway body stock has been modified to a curved dynamic shape and finished in a clear smooth lacquer to highlight the ash grain. The pick-up is a new Seymour Duncan Antiquity II single coil. Chrome hardware and knobs have been replaced with new authentic Fender parts. New four-bolt neck plate lacks serial number. The bridge is Fender’s nickel-plated steel bridge plate and four grooved barrel saddles with adjustable height and intonations screws.

The Telecaster Bass rolled out in 1968 as essentially a reissue of the original Precision Bass from the early ’50s. Like the original P Bass, the Telecaster Bass was introduced with a single-coil pickup, thru-body construction, and a slab-style body. Some other details differed including the use of a Maple fingerboard cap instead of the single-piece Maple neck of the original.



Body Details: Ash solid body.

Neck Material: Maple Neck

Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard

Neck Profile: medium “C”

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .89″ 12th- .99″

Fingberboard Radius: 7.25