Fender 1966 Telecaster, Purple Sparkle - Pre-Owned


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You're looking at a true "unicorn" of a guitar - an all-original 1966 Telecaster in Purple Sparkle finish. We've never seen another like it and it's something that truly needs to be seen to be believed. While not on the official custom color list, Fender would still entertain orders for sparkle finishes on a case-by-case basis, sending sparkle orders to local hot-rod shops who would finish over an existing color, Olympic White in this case. The electronics and hardware are all original with the only modification being a professional refret that shows little signs of play wear. The guitar looks and plays like a new Custom Shop relic but once plugged in, it's got the quintessential 1960s Tele tone and vibe - it somehow sounds as good as it looks, which is saying something when we're talking about an original Purple Sparkle Tele. It's truly one of the most special pieces we've ever had come through the shop. 


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72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied