A few days ago, I purchased my first vintage Fender. A 50s dream blackguard is and will likely forever be beyond my financial grasp, so the attainable vintage Tele in my head was a 66-68 maple cap. I didn’t find that, but a 66 rosewood became available and I am happy to say it is in my possession. It was owned by a professional musician, and somewhere in the distant past he had an early 60s Gibson patent sticker mini-humbucker installed in the neck. The original pickguard was modified to accept the mini-humbucker. Second string tree added. And around the year 2000, after he retired from gigging, he had the body refinished in blue nitro lacquer at a shop in Nashville. It has been used very little since. Everything else is original including the frets. They are worn, the high use areas have 25-30 thou in height remaining. The wiring has been modified to modern: rear bridge, middle both pickups and front the neck. It has the original ‘66 250K pots. Importantly, it came with the original neck single coil pickup and original switch and wiring in the original case, so it is easy to put the wiring at least back to original. If I wanted to put the single coil back in the neck, I would need to source an old pickguard … but the patent sticker pickup is killer! The wear on the neck is amazing, the pic shows it next to my 2009 Time Machine CS Nocaster. And for the participation part of the post … What’s it worth?