One of the most versatile guitars ever created, the Placid Blue Fender American Original '60s Telecaster is easily at home in any genre, thanks to its flexible sound, alluring style and smooth playing feel.
One of the most versatile guitars ever created, the Placid Blue Fender American Original '60s Telecaster is easily at home in any genre, thanks to its flexible sound, alluring style and smooth playing feel. In 1960, we offered rosewood as the standard fingerboard wood and launched the Telecaster Custom, an elegant model with a double-bound body and 3-ply pickguard. The American Original ‘60s Telecaster combines period-accurate sound and style from this electrifying decade with modern, fast-playing feel and pickup switching.
The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.
PURE VINTAGE ‘64 PICKUPS
American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years.
“MID-’60S C” NECK SHAPE
This Telecaster features a “C”-shaped neck profile delivered straight from the mid-1960s to your hands. Remarkably comfortable, it suits any playing style.
VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.
From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware is just like the original.
FINGERBOARD & FRETS
This 9.5”-radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style 7.25” radius, providing a comfortable fret-hand feel. Vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.
Body Material: Double Bound Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: '60s "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Round-Laminated Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Tall
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Barrel Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tip: Black
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS (.010-.046 Gauge)
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