1967 Telecaster masterbuilt by the late John English built in 2004, three years before John’s untimely passing.
an excquisite guitar, serial R18781 in original vintage white with dark, double body binding and rosewood fretboard. A very rare bird indeed! You’ll definitely be hard-pressed to find another one… a VERY rare and collectable guitar. This guitar sings and rings and has a tone and sustain never heard before from a non-vintage Telecaster.
- Model: Telecaster
- Year: 1967
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple, “medium C” profile, nitro finish
- Weight: 7.42 lbs (3,366 gr)
- Fretboard: Rounded “veneer” rosewood
- Radius: 7.25″ (184mm)
- Frets: 21
- Scale: 25.5″(648mm)
- Nut width: 1.650″(42mm)
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuners: Kluson with “F” logo
- Bridge: Telecaster 3-saddle bridge
- Pickguard: 3-Ply White
- Pickups: handwound CS
- Switching: 3-way switch
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Color: vintage white
- Finish: Nitro
- Accessories: OHSC
YOU WILL NOT FIND a better playing, better sounding, better feeling Fender Custom Shop guitar anywhere!
John English, 1950-2007
died June 28 2007, English was a driving force in the early days of the Custom Shop, helping to define the creative environment that continues in the shop to this day. He was part of the Fender family as a mentor, leader, artist and friend, and his contributions and techniques will live on in the instruments produced by the world-renowned Fender Custom Shop.
English was born in January 1950 and was raised on ’50s and ’60s rock ‘n’ roll. He joined Fender in 1970, working alongside company pioneers such as as Freddie Tavares and Bill Carson. An original Custom Shop builder, he drew worldwide acclaim for his custom, concept and art guitars, and his collaboration with surf guitar king Dick Dale produced one of the first Fender Custom Shop signature guitar models.
Working with exotic woods, metals, plastics, stone and even bone, English built finely crafted custom guitars for everyone from Eric Clapton to President George Bush. A guitarist, drummer and artist who lived and worked in the United States and Europe, English created distinctive instruments that were informed by his knowledge of music, art and architecture and inspired by natural lines, patterns and colors. He was one of the best of our best.