The guitar had been left without strings for years, the wood had shrunk and most of the ferrules had fallen out.
I salvaged the remaining two and have them for sale here. Fender James Burton usa Telecaster - Black / Gold Paisley Tweed Case / Candy (see photos). I bought it in usa and is in mint condition (never ...gigged).
This has been modified and upgraded, so apologies to the purists.... Here we have for sale a Fender 52 reissue telecaster built 2003 complete with fender G&G tweed case and coa .
...screw holes, 4 extra screw holes from a different jack plate, a faint '52 body date is still visible in the neck pocket .
To this day, their violins are noted for their exceptional varnishes, and they command high prices as fine examples of early U.
In the 1930s, Squier began making strings for the era's new electric instruments; the company also sold pianos, radios and phonograph records until divesting itself of all string-related products in 1961.
How to Date a Fender with Serial Numbers Reverb Introduced for national distribution as the Broadcaster in the autumn of 1950, it was the first guitar of its kind manufactured on a substantial scale and has been in continuous production in one form or another since its first incarnation.
Like the body and neck dates, using serial numbers to date a Fender is not a sure bet. Esquires, Broadcasters and Telecasters shared a serial number.