Buck Owens - Gold Sparkle Telecaster
Among the first converts to Leo Fender's solid body guitars were the country musicians of southern California, who preferred the cutting sound of a Fender Telecaster or Stratocaster over the deeper sound of a hollow body electric guitar.
By the early 1960s, Buck Owens and his guitarist Don Rich had developed a signature sound with their Telecasters that would emerge as a new style of country music, called the Bakersfield Sound.
In gratitude, Fender presented Owens and Rich with two special Telecasters, adorned with a gold sparkle finish on the body and the peghead front that was made from crushed mirrors. The body was bound in a checkered pattern on the front and back.
Note: The guitar pictured is a third twin kept by George Fullerton and sold by Gruhn in Nashville.
1964 Custom Fender Telecaster - Gold Sparkle