Sold – Fender CIJ ‘Albert Collins’ Telecaster 2006


Back in the 1960s, Albert Collins was one of the first well-known humbucker-in-the neck-position Tele players, with an intense tone that was influential in the blues and rock world. Currently the Fender USA Custom Shop can provide you with a recreation of Albert’s 1966 humbucker-equipped Tele for around AU$6,000+.

Meanwhile, over the years, Fender Japan have also independently released a series of ‘Artist Models’ from time to time, including this TL66B-AC (‘Telecaster 1966 Bound – Albert Collins) in 2006.  It’s a great Albert Collins Telecaster is a great example, offering a special edition/custom shop level of fit and finish for a much more friendly price.

Unique features include a double-bound ‘Custom Telecaster’ style ash body and a maple neck with (period correct for 1966!) maple cap fretboard.  The electronics feature a Seymour Duncan humbucker neck pickup and well-matched standard MIJ Tele bridge pickup, with powerful tone options available on each individual, or both, pickups.  The neck is a fast C shape and the original frets show almost no wear.  A very fine and tuneful Tele that fits the bill for country, blues, and blues-rock.

SKU: 4268 Category:
  • Instrument: Electric Guitar
  • Brand: Fender
  • Model: Albert Collins Telecaster CIJ TL66B-AC
  • Finish: Natural Ash
  • Serial Number: S005934
  • Original Finish: Yes
  • Original Parts: Yes
  • Handedness: RH
  • Made In Year: 2006
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Finish Material: Thin Polyurethane
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Maple
  • Radius: 7.25″
  • Weight:  8.49lbs  (3.85kg)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Nut Width: 1.650″
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Neck Thickness: 15/16″ at first fret
  • Electronics: Original
  • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): N
  • Case: Fender style black rectangular
  • Modifications/Repairs: none
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Playability Notes: Smooth and powerful deluxe Tele with Humbucker tone options.