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Former Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Chris Fleming has taken his previous design for the Classic Player Baja Telecaster & upgraded it with full-on 1960s features and vibe, including a rosewood fingerboard & a comfortable ’60s “C”-shaped neck profile.
"Pictures do not do this guitar justice. The strikingly unique blue tint compliments the classic white Telecaster body and contrasts with the dark pau ferro fingerboard to create the guitar of our dreams. In terms of playability, the Baja Tele has that famous '60s sound that we all know and love, a hint of that familiar Tele twang, and that "by-the-ocean" feel that only a guitar with the "by-the-ocean" look can produce."
~Katie from Sims sales:)
For the Classic Player Baja '60s Telecaster, Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Chris Fleming has taken his original Baja Telecaster design and upgraded it with full-on 1960s features and vibe, including an alder body, rosewood fingerboard, a comfortable '60s "C"-shaped neck profile and American Vintage pickups. The other great features are also still available with this model, including the special switching and circuitry, engraved Fender Custom Shop neckplate, American Vintage strings-thru-body Telecaster bridge and more.
The Classic Player Baja '60s Tele’s four-way pickup switch adds a fourth tonal variation to the standard Tele complement. Position four combines the neck and bridge pickups in series for fatter tone and higher output, creating raw rocking tone.
For even more tonal versatility, pushbutton S-1 switching presents special pickup and wiring modifications. On this special Telecaster model, the S-1 switch is built into the volume control knob and changes the pickup wiring from in-phase to out-of-phase when both pickups are on.
This instrument features specially voiced American Vintage pickups meticulously researched and crafted to reproduce the authentic design, voice and performance of the great Fender guitars of the 1960s.
This Telecaster has a slightly thicker neck than most Tele models, keeping the "C" profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) that provides such a smooth and comfortable fretting-hand feel.
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.
As if this instrument’s innate coolness and terrific features aren’t enough, it’s also designed by the acclaimed master builders of the Fender Custom Shop.