matching headstock


Happy #TeleTuesday on this beautiful Fourth of July!!! Check out one of our favorite guitarist, @angelapetrillimusic playing our @Fender FSR #Telecaster in Sea Foam Green with Matching Headstock here at #NormansRareGuitars! Check out her band at @rosesandcigarettesband! Full video on our @youtube Channel, link on our bio. Happy 4th of July everybody!!! (at Norman’s Rare Guitars)

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Here’s something new - I have not seen one of these before.  Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster® in “Oxblood” with matching headstock.  The colour doesn’t come through very well in these photos but I assure you it’s lovely…and so different!  It’s MIM, and for roughly 800 clams Canadian  (if I remember correctly…) you can take it home.


Solid body electric guitars are a normal thing now.  But when the brand new Fender Telecaster - the first ever mass-produced solid body electric guitar - debuted at NAMM, people didn’t know what to think of it.  Some even said it looked like a canoe paddle.  Which reminded me of this song:

Tom Thomson came paddling past - I’m pretty sure it was him.  And he spoke softly in accordance with the growing of the din.   He said "Bring on the brand new renaissance, ‘cause I think I’m ready.  Well, I’ve been shaking all night long, but my hands are steady”

- The Tragically Hip, Three Pistols, 1991.

Some of the instruments pictured above:

  • 2011 Gibson SG 12 string, 50th Anniversary.
  • 2009 American Standard Stratocaster, FSR in fiesta red with matching headstock.
  • 2009 Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Special TV Model, Single Cut VOS
  • 2006 Custom Shop '60 Strat Relic, candy apple with matching headstock.
  • 2005 Gibson Custom ES-335 VOS.
  • 1966 Jaguar
  • Various Telecasters (photo 1)

More guitar shopping fun at Capsule Music in Toronto, Canada:

  • 1969 Fender Mustang in Competiton Red with matching headstock.  (edit:  I ended up buying this one!)
  • ‘65 Jazzmaster in Lake Placid Blue, ‘63 Jaguar, black refin, ‘62 Jaguar.
  • 1956 Fender Precision bass refin.
  • 1927 Gibson L-0.

Various shots from my collection:

  • 1997 or 98 Rickenbacker 360, turquoise.
  • 2009 Fender American Standard Telecaster, FSR, fiesta with matching headstock.
  • 2005 Fender Custom Shop Ltd. Edition, ‘66 Closet Classic Stratocaster, firemist silver metallic
  • 2010 PRS Starla special order (hardtail rather than Bigsby), transparent charcoal.
  • 2011 Marshal JTM1-C

Our current inventory of Telecasters.  All priced to sell!  No, wait, actually it’s the opposite…they are priced to NOT sell!

  1. 2009 Fender American Standard Telecaster, Factory Special Run in fiesta red with matching headstock.  Your price: $2,799.99.  (regular price: $2,800.99).  You save: $1.00!) 
  2. 2005-ish Fender Custom Shop ‘67 Telecaster Relic, Shoreline Gold.  Your price: $4501.99  (regular price: $4,502.00).  You save:  $0.01!)
  3. 1968 Fender Telecaster (vintage…NOT a reissue), blonde.  Your price: $9,500.98 (regular price: 15,000.99.  You save:  $5,500.01!)
  4. 2014 homemade DeeBee-Caster™ Custom, candy apple red.  Your price: $22,000.00 (regular price: $44,000.00.  You save a WHOPPING $22,000.00!  This is the deal of the century!  You’d be crazy NOT to buy this guitar!)
  5. 1998 Fender Custom Shop '60 Custom Telecaster, sunburst.  Your price: $7,250.00 (regular 7,249.00.  You save:  -$1!)

And yes, I am DEFINITELY kidding.  PLEASE DO NOT send angry “asks” telling me my Teles are overpriced and I am an idiot (I am already aware of both these facts!)