SOLD 1968 Fender Telecaster Bass Lake Placid Blue

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MetsMan75, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. MetsMan75

    MetsMan75 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    New York
    I'm not anxious to sell to this bass and don't have to but have recently moved and may be relocating again for work so I am looking to downsize on my gear. I currently have this and most of my gear at a friends studio but I took tons of pics beforehand. I am putting it out there and am willing to sell if for the price I want. It is a mostly original '68 Tele Bass in extremely rare Lake Placid Blue faded to a beautiful green. You don't see these too often. Only thing not original as far as I can see is the white Pickguard which is common on these metallic colored basses...the original single ply nitrocellulose pickguard would disintegrate over time from a chemical reaction and the clear coat over the LPB paint would yellow over time giving the LPB a greenish hue except under guard and other areas not exposed. This is a typical phenomenon and IMO makes the color even more beautiful. August 1968 neck date stamped on butt end. The bridge ashtray/cover was put on incorrectly way back and you can see as color faded around it...was most likely done on purpose to avoid using the mute. This beauty has been played and it shows...a natural true relic from the past and its a work of art and still plays beautifully! This is a rare beauty! Comes with OHSC. $7,000.00 shipped CONUS. Not looking for trades. Usually am always up for a good trade but at the moment I am trying to downsize. I Love this bass and may end up keeping her if I sell some other gear first. So I may change my mind on this. Thanks for looking and feel free to ask any questions.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2016
  2. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Oh, my!
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  3. InsideTrip


    Jun 8, 2013
    Venice, CA
    what a beauty
  4. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    My birth year. My favorite color. I'm driving distance from the seller. I love telecasters. I even love Sting, who played a telecaster.
    Dream bass.

    Guess I'll keep buying those lottery tickets... ;)

    GLWTS - but I'd keep it if I were you!
  5. MetsMan75

    MetsMan75 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Back on the market...not in any hurry to sell but am willing to.
  6. of the nicest I've seen.
  7. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
  8. MetsMan75

    MetsMan75 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    $6875 Shipped CONUS Open to offers
  9. Lou Bottini

    Lou Bottini

    Feb 25, 2004
    Wow man.
  10. Papalampraina

    Papalampraina Need.More.Fez.

    May 13, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    At first I was "$7000 for a reissue?" and then I realized that it's not a reissue. Real deal and a beautiful bass! GLWTS.
  11. MetsMan75

    MetsMan75 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Thank you. Yup, The real deal here. I think the custom shop did have a run of these on LPB recently with gold guards. Think they were close to 5k if i remember correctly.
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  12. noeinstein

    noeinstein Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    I'm sure I'd regret selling this beauty.
  13. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Jeebus that's beautiful.
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  14. WR Jacobs

    WR Jacobs Guest

    Oct 15, 2015
    What strings are on there now?
  15. MetsMan75

    MetsMan75 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Not sure. They are same roundwounds it had when I got it.
  16. MetsMan75

    MetsMan75 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Sale pending