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.


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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