FENDER '68 TELECASTER BASS EX+ OHC code BA020
In the late 1960s, Fender began expanding its product line by experimenting with new designs and finish options, each with varying degrees of success. After toying with dyed wood and multicolored finishes in the Coronado series, the company decided to go straight to the heart of the popular psychedelic aesthetic, and, in 1968, the Paisley Red and Blue Flower Telecasters were born. These distinctive finishes were created by adhering flower- and paisley-patterned wallpaper directly to the slab body. After the glue dried, a sunburst-like technique was used to add depth to the finish, and the bodies were then finished with a clear coat. To top it all off, these Teles sported a clear plastic pickguard that allowed the full effect of the happening colors to shine through.