George Fullerton Fender Telecaster to see $70,000+ at Heritage



2015-06-26 13:27:15

George Fullerton Fender Telecaster to see $70,000+ at Heritage

A hand-built Fender Telecaster by George Fullerton leads Vintage Guitars in Dallas

Heritage Auctions' October 25 Vintage Guitars and Musical Instruments auction will offer a 1951 Fender Telecaster hand-built by co-creator George Fullerton.

George Fullerton Fender TelecasterThe Telecaster is legendary among guitarists, as the first mass produced sold body electric guitar

The guitar is expected to sell for more than $70,000 when it crosses the block in Dallas, accompanied by supporting documentation including a letter from Fullerton that explains the guitar's history.

George William Fullerton (1923-2009) was a co-founder of G&L Musical Instruments, along with the legendary Leo Fender and Dale Hyatt. He is credited with the co-creation of the Telecaster, which was the first mass produced solid body electric guitar.

The guitar bears the serial number #0900 and is well documented among experts who, according to Heritage, "all concur that this is in fact an exceptionally fine example with one of a kind status". Unlike many early Telecasters, it is superb condition and has not been played much in its lifetime.

Adding to its incredible appeal is a 1998 signature from George Fullerton on the back of the body.

Also expected to fare well is a 1949 Bigsby/Gibson J200 sunburst acoustic guitar, which was the main guitar of western swing legend Dewey Groom - owner of the infamous Longhorn Ballroom.

The modified guitar bears all the marks of a long life on the road with Groom's outfit and is expected to realise more than $40,000, having come to auction directly from the estate of Groom himself.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has a fantastic selection of music memorabilia for sale - your chance to be part of the legacy of the music world's top stars.

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