Fender Telecaster Bass 1968 Blonde

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $2,340$3,880

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. 

Years of Production: 1968 - 1979

Unique to this Year: 
First year of Telecaster Bass production. Within 1968, there is some variation in the finish used which can affect value.

Body Style: 
Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition:  
Adler body, Maple neck, Maple fingerboard

Design Elements: Single-coil pickup, larger white pickguard, 34-inch scale length, dot inlays, thru-body construction

Finish Specifications: Blonde was the standard finish for the Telecaster bass in 1968. 

Notable Players: Mike Dirnt, Dusty Hill, Lou Barlow

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