1963 & 1964 Fender Telecaster Customs ~Refinish / Restoration~ A Tale of Two Teles

Born only a few months apart in Fullerton, California, these 2 rare birds were both bound for a similar fate. One would be punished for having a loose jack, the other would be the victim of a sick and wrong weekend project.

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My challenge for the first one was to restore the original position of the jack, while patching and touching up the top to blend in with the many years of wear. I couldn’t just leave the repaired area looking brand new.

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The second patient had only this sign of the original sunburst finish. My challenge here was to replicate the original procedure for an authentic 1960’s Fender sunburst.

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