Paul Waller is a Southern California native with woodworking and luthiery in his blood. He built his first guitar at age 14 in his high school woodshop, joined a cabinet shop right out of high school and, after a stint at a small Southern California guitar maker, enrolled at the acclaimed Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, from which he graduated in spring of 2000.

Waller joined Fender in 2003. He spent two years working closely with master arch-top craftsman Bob Benedetto, and became steeped in the many facets of building techniques from all the Custom Shop’s Master Builders. After an extensive seven-year apprenticeship, Waller became a Master Builder in 2010.

His Fender Custom Shop work includes bass guitars for U2’s Adam Clayton, a custom Thinline Telecaster for U2 vocalist Bono, Telecaster guitars for the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards and co-work on a Stratocaster for fellow Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Stratocaster guitars for Buddy Guy, the Nile Rodgers “Hitmaker” Stratocaster, and a custom double-neck Jazzmaster for Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen.

The two-piece select alder body wears an NOS lacquer finish with WLS undercoat over the famous Paisley Flower motif. The maple neck has a ’60-style “oval C” profile, topped by a round-lam maple fingerboard with a 9.5” radius and 21 medium jumbo frets for a comfortable feel up and down. Josefina Hand-wound  Twisted Tele pickups, with a three-way switch and modern Tele wiring. Other features include an eight-hole clear polyurethane pickguard, ’67 Tele bridge with threaded steel saddles, Vintage Fender tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree. Deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity included.

Other specifications include:

  • Model Name: Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Pink Paisley
  • Model Number: 9231012929
  • Series: Vintage Custom
  • Color: Pink Paisley
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer with WLS Undercoat
  • Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: '60s Oval "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Vintage
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with "F" Logo
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rift Sawn Maple
  • Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot 7mm
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle '67 Telecaster® with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Fender
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: Clear
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tips: Top Hat Style, Black
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
  • 7 lbs 11 oz
  • R135081

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  • Custom Shop Master Built Telecaster NOS - Silver Sparkle Pink Paisley
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  • United States
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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