Chicago Music Exchange is offering three authentic early-50s blackguard Fender electric guitars for sale.
The models are a 1951 and 1953 Telecaster and a 1953 Fender Esquire.
The ‘51 Telecaster has been refinished and aged, while the ’53 Tele is 100 percent original – so much so that, according to Chicago Music Exchange, the headstock logo “looked almost unoriginal.”
The guitar also boasts original 3-way pickup switching and comes with the original poodle case plus some original case candy.
The ‘53 Esquire, meanwhile, has undergone some renovation. The guitar had previously been hand-routed for a humbucker in the neck, and now sports a CME-installed ’59 Gibson PAF in that position. There’s also a raised Champion lap steel pickup at the bridge.
As would be expected, these guitars don't come cheap: The ’51 Tele and the Esquire sell for $24,995, while the ’53 Tele is $45,995.
For more information or to purchase one of these vintage beauties, head to Chicago Music Exchange.