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CBS TELECASTERS

Pink Paisley Telecaster Bigsby

Telecaster Series CBS (1968-1969)

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Colors:

Pink Paisley Foil

BODY

Wood: 2-Piece Alder

Lacquer: Nitrocellulose

Shape: Standard Telecaster Shape w/ Printed Paisley on Thin Foil.

Pickguard: Clear Plastic  Guard

Serial: Stamped on Neckplate / 6-Digits 2XXXXX


NECK

Wood: Maple

Decal: Decal: Black Transition w/ Gold Trim + Pat.No 2.573.253  3.143.028 under logo

Neck Marking: "SAS" embossed in wood. + Stamped Serial

Fretboard Wood: Maple Cap Neck (NO Skunk Stripe)

Lacquer: Nitrocellulose

Profile: Medium "C" / 1st- .85" (21.59mm)12th- .94"(23.8mm)

Headstock: Standard Tele

Nut Width: 1-5/8"(41mm)

Scale: 25.5"

Radius: 7.25"

#Frets: 21

Fretwire: 6230 Vintage Frets

Trussrod: Vintage adjust at Heel 

Bolt-On Type: 4-Bolt


HARDWARE

Bridge Type: 3-Saddle Vintage String-trough Bridge / Ashtray Cover

Bridge Marking:  FENDER Pat.No DES.164227 / 2.573.254

Saddle: Slotted Steel Barrels Saddles

Tuners: "F" Stamped CBS Tuners

String Tree: Butterfly

Neckplate: "F" Logo + Serial

Knobs:  Knurled Chrome Knobs, Semi-Flat


ELECTRONICS

Switch: 3-Way CRL / Top Hat Switch-Tip

Wiring: Standard Wiring

Capacitors: .05 Dime-Capacitor

Pickup Layout: SS

Neck Pickup: Fender Single Coil w/ Cover 

Bridge Pickup: Fender Single Coil  Staggered


INFO

Case: Original Hardshell Case


The Paisley artwork is a Wall-Paper design that is printed on thin-Foil and glued on the body.  Then sprayed  with a burst to hide the edges before Nitrocellulose was applied.

Fender also released this Bigsby version is smaller number. The Bigsby is a less desired model to collectors.

On every guitar over the years, the foil adhesive has started to give away underneath the coating and most, if not all of them shows this

The Foil has gone from pink to yellowish over time, But under the clear pickguard, the fading is less evident.

The Pink Paisley was produced in a limited run for a year.

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