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I am proud to present a gem.  You are looking at a rare as hen's teeth maybe ;) 1951 Left handed Fender telecaster.  The FIRST EVER MADE. PERIOD. ONE OWNER.   PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO.

The guitar has a great one owner story told by the son of the owner.  The owner died at 95 and played the guitar every day since 1951 and it shows.  Significant wear and a case that vanished in a flood.  Luckily the guitar was not in the flood.  

Deep fret wear
Flaky finish
all original minus one out jack ground wire seen in the photo. 

I will assist the owner in shipping the guitar from his location fully insured.  Insurance will be between $750-1000. 

NO RETURNS ALL SALES FINAL 
 
I am a guitar historian of sorts who has been featured on the show Pawnstars and have interviewed many of my heros and documented their guitars.  I flew to meet the owner and being left handed myself literally cried when I saw the guitar and held it.  You don't understand if you are not left handed.  I personally photographed the guitar and am representing the seller in this transaction.  I am happy to answer any questions that you have.  Thanks for looking!   

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Listed4 years ago
ConditionFair (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Telecaster Left-Handed
Finish
  • Butterscotch
Categories
Year
  • 1951
Made In
  • United States
Series
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • Non-Offset Body
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Right / Left Handed
  • Left Handed
Body Material
  • Ash
Model Family
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Color Family
  • Yellow
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

Dusty Guitars

Chapel Hill, NC, United States
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