For guitarists who must have the instrument's original-era tone, look and feel, the Classic Series '50s Telecaster epitomizes the guitar in the decade of its debut, with unmistakable early Tele® style and snap.
For guitarists who must have the instrument's original-era tone, look and feel, the Classic Series '50s Telecaster epitomizes the guitar in the decade of its debut, with unmistakable early Tele® style and snap. With its authentic vintage-style features and finishes, everything about it takes you back to the time of diners, "Ike for President," cars with fins, two-stepping western swing, a wild new kind of music called rock 'n' roll, and an upstart little Southern California company called Fender.
Maple neck with “C”-shaped profile
7.25”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
Dual vintage-style single-coil Telecaster pickups with three-way switching
Single-ply white pickguard
American Vintage string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three chrome “barrel” saddles
Vintage-Style Single-Coil Pickups
This instrument features vintage-style single-coil pickups that expertly evoke the sound and style of classic Fender guitars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
"C" Neck Profile
The neck of this instrument has a comfortable "C" profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), sculpted to impart a vintage-style playing feel from Fender’s first golden age in the 1950s and ’60s. The most prevalent neck profile shape, it’s remarkably comfortable and is ideal for all playing styles.
Three-Saddle American Vintage Telecaster Bridge
With authentic design and performance that evokes the Telecasters of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, this model features an American Vintage telecaster bridge with three saddles.
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Style
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Truss Rod: Standard
Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Vintage Style 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 American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Chrome Barrel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tip: Black
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Strings: Fender® USA 250R, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
Other Features: "C"S Shape Maple Neck, Knurled Control Knobs, Synthetic Bone Nut
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