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“Welcome to the guitar collection. On the second floor of our store we have on display over 300 guitars and more than 50 amps that I’ve accumulated over the years. The friends and customers that have visited us seem to really appreciate being able to view this, so we thought we would share it with our online friends and fellow guitar enthusiasts as well. Enjoy!”

- Dave Rogers

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Fender Pro Amp, ’63

Brown Tolex.
 

Fender Telecaster, '66

Lake Placid Blue, Serial # 170745

 

Fender Telecaster, '69

Paisley Red, Serial # 224483.

The “hippie” youth movement of 1960s began influencing mainstream society after the “Summer of Love” in 1967. By 1968 major companies realized there was money to be made by appealing to this large group (Baby Boomers).  Fender (owned by CBS) was no exception.

 

Fender’s original solidbody, the Telecaster, was picked to receive the “Flower Power” treatment with two new finishes: Paisley Red, and Blue Flower. These finishes were accomplished by sticking patterned wallpaper to the bodies and spraying clear polyester over the top. The original Fender ad copy also had a hippiesque tone: “Paisley Red Pulsates with every beat and swirls in a blinding carousel of color forms and tones.”

 

As groovy as these guitars were, they never caught on with the psychedelic rockers they were intended for. Ironically, the most visible guitarist to use a Paisley Tele was rockabilly/country session great James Burton.  The ’69 Paisley Tele remained his main stage guitar until his signature model debuted in 1990.

 

Those wanting to hear Burton’s Paisley Tele in action can check out “Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden” and Gram Parson’s “GP” and “Grievous Angel” albums.

 

Fender Jaguar, '65

Blond, Serial # 123729.

 

Fender Jazzmaster, '59

Sunburst, Serial # 38876.

 

Fender Jazzmaster, '59

Sunburst, Serial # 40947.

 

Fender Jazzmaster, '60

Blond, Serial # 44894.

 

Fender Jazzmaster, '66

Candy Apple Red, Serial # 140554.

 

Fender Esquire, '65

Walnut, Serial # 109827.

 

Fender Jaguar, '64

Olympic White, Serial # L61632.

 

Fender Jaguar, '73

Natural, Serial # 396923.

 

Fender Telecaster, '68

Blue Flower, Serial # 248410.

The “hippie” youth movement of 1960s began influencing mainstream society after the “Summer of Love” in 1967. By 1968 major companies realized there was money to be made by appealing to this large group (Baby Boomers).  Fender (owned by CBS) was no exception.

 

Fender’s original solidbody, the Telecaster, was picked to receive the “Flower Power” treatment with two new finishes: Paisley Red, and Blue Flower. These finishes were accomplished by sticking patterned wallpaper to the bodies and spraying clear polyester over the top. The original Fender ad copy also had a hippiesque tone: “Paisley Red Pulsates with every beat and swirls in a blinding carousel of color forms and tones.”

 

As groovy as these guitars were, they never caught on with the psychedelic rockers they were intended for. Ironically, the most visible guitarist to use a Paisley Tele was rockabilly/country session great James Burton.  The ’69 Paisley Tele remained his main stage guitar until his signature model debuted in 1990.

 

Those wanting to hear Burton’s Paisley Tele in action can check out “Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden” and Gram Parson’s “GP” and “Grievous Angel” albums.

 

Fender Jaguar, '73

Candy Apple Red, Serial # 377762.

 

Fender Jaguar, '64

Candy Apple Red, Serial # L70149.

 

Fender Jaguar, '72

Lake Placid Blue, Serial # 394818.

 

Fender Telecaster, '65

Sunburst, Serial # L97810.

From 1950 until 1959, a Fender guitar had a radical (for the time) one-piece lacquered maple neck. Due partially to the unattractive fingerboard wear that showed easily on these necks, separate rosewood fingerboards were introduced in 1959.

Since many players (especially Tele players) still preferred the feel of maple fingerboards, Fender allowed special order maple fingerboards as an unofficial option beginning in the early ‘60s. Because the machinery at the factory was set up for separate rosewood fingerboards, separate maple fingerboards were installed the same way. This is why two-piece ‘60s maple necks don’t have a skunk stripe on the back, or a walnut plug on the headstock like their one-piece ‘50s counterparts. Maple fingerboards did become an official option in 1967, and one-piece necks were finally reinstated in 1969.

This example not only has a maple-cap fingerboard, but it also has a rare sunburst finish usually reserved for Custom Telecasters. Typical Teles were blond with ash bodies, while the sunburst ones had bodies of alder. 

 

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