Early 1956 Fender Telecaster Guitar Body Whiteguard Blackguard 1954 1955 Specs Re-finished

$2,500.46

This is an early 1956 Fender Telecaster body with its original ’56 neckplate.

It’s an early whiteguard body as per the serial number. The wiring harness this came with has two 1955 Stackpole pots (15th week). The harness is available in a separate listing. Also, it was equipped with a blackguard style flat pole bridge pickup as the earliest whiteguards were.

This body would be appropriate for a blackguard build.

It weighs 4 lbs, 8 oz and is 1 3/4″ thick.

It’s been re-finished a few times. The original factory finish was blonde of course. First it was re-finished in black, then a white undercoat for a blonde re-finish, then a desert sand spray can finish. The only place that I see the original blonde finish is in the control cavity. According to the person who sold it to me, this is the way it’s been since 1971.

There are no cracks, rout enlargements, un-original routs or over sanding.

I applied Acetone to the neck pocket & neck pu cavity with the hopes of exposing pencil dates, but because of the black paint underneath I realized that if I kept going I would probably erase anything that may be there, so I stopped. It would be better to leave the paint removal to a professional.    

It comes with the original neck plate with screws & strap buttons….everything you see in the pictures. Please don’t ask if other parts will be included with the sale of the body, the answer is no.

I’ll be listing other ‘56 parts shortly.

If you buy multiple parts, I will combine shipping. Just pay as is & I’ll issue you a refund for the overage.

Brand
  • Fender
Model
  • Telecaster
Finish
  • Blonde
Year
  • 1954 1955 1956
Made In
  • United States
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Ash
Model Family
  • Fender Telecaster
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Series
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era
Scale Length
  • 25.5″
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25″
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Color Family
  • Yellow
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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Early 1956 Fender Telecaster Guitar Body Whiteguard Blackguard 1954 1955 Specs Re-finished
$2,500.46