Fender Telecaster Maplecap 1966 - Olympic white
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Fender Telecaster (1966)

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Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Telecaster with Maple Fretboard
  • Telecaster with Rosewood Fretboard
Finish
  • Black
  • Blonde
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Firemist Gold
  • Firemist Silver
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • Ocean Turquoise
  • Olympic White
  • Sonic Blue
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1966
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Alder
  • Ash
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Color Family
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White
  • Yellow
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Finish Style
  • Gloss
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
  • Rosewood
Model Family
  • Fender Telecaster
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 21
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • No
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Series
  • Fender Vintage CBS Era

Overview

In early 1951, Fender renamed its only production solid-body guitar the Telecaster, replacing the short-lived Broadcaster moniker used in late 1950. The Telecaster quickly became the guitar of its age, propelling the status of the solid-body electric guitar from novelty to the defining instrument of popular music. Like most long-lasting guitar models, the Tele has seen its share of variations and specialty models come off the line since the early '50s. The standard no-frills Telecaster, however, has stayed largely the same, strutting two single-coil pickups, a slab body of Ash (or later Alder), and an unmistakable twang that helped shape the sound of country and rock music. Like the rest of the Fender catalog, the CBS purchase of 1965 brought a series of changes to the Telecaster. Teles from 1965 onward are less desireable to collectors than earlier examples.

Years of Production: 
1951 - present

Unique to this Year: End of transition era from Pre-CBS to CBS production.   

Body Style: Single cutaway solid-body

Wood Composition: Ash, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two single-coil pickups, white pickguard, volume and tone controls, 25 1/2-inch scale length, string thur-body

Finish Specifications: Blonde was a standard finish for the Telecaster.

Notable Tele Players: Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, Johnny Greenwood, James Burton  

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