1957 VS 1967 Vintage Telecaster Comparison - Ask Zac 88

April 17, 2020

Fender has made the Telecaster for longer than many of us have been alive. The elegant, yet simple instrument has evolved and had many variations through the past 70 years. Today, I take a 1957 and 1967 Telecaster and show how the instrument changed from the heart of the Leo years, to firmly in the CBS era. From headstock to pickups, the comparison is quite enlightening, and I finish the video with head-to-head tone examples. To finish out the video, I give a quick lesson on the playing examples I used for both instruments.

Gear for this video:

1957 Fender Esquire with added vintage neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain.

1967 Telecaster - stock except for steel compensated saddles, and the tone control is wired to the bridge pickup only.

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10,12,16,24,34,44

Pick: Danocaster Medium

Amp: 1965 Deluxe Reverb with Celestion Vintage 30 speaker, and bright cap clipped on the vibrato channel.

Effects used: amp verb