With the Road Worn '50s Telecaster, Fender recreates the look and feel of a well-loved, high-mileage axe -- without the vintage-instrument price tag. Outfitted with '50s-style hardware and given a factory-distressed look, this sweet Tele feels broken-in right out of the box.
Worn Looks, Fresh Feel
Audiences may think you and your Road Worn '50s Telecaster have rocked an untold number of crowds together, even if you're 16 and just received it a week ago. That's because Fender roughed up this version with exposed wood along the edges and a distressed fretboard. This gives the guitar the look of a heavily played -- but well-cared-for -- vintage Telecaster. The aging touches are more than just cosmetic -- upon picking up the broken-in, C-shaped maple neck, you might fool yourself into thinking you've scored a deal on an actual vintage guitar!
Tex Mex Pickups Growl
Giving this Telecaster the sounds to match its rough-around-the-edges demeanor are its Tex Mex Tele single-coil pickups. These pickups are over-wound for a "hotter" sound, making for a guitar that can handle a wide range of styles and sounds -- from the '50s on through modern music. The neck pickup provides thick enough sound for lead blues tones, while the bridge pickup easily cuts through the mix with a bright response. Players can easily clean up their tone by rolling back on the volume knob or dial in more subtle sounds with the tone knob.
Parts to Match the Period
The '50s were a banner decade for Fender, and the Road Worn '50s Telecaster pays tribute to the era with its hardware aesthetics. A vintage-style three-saddle bridge, given the rustic treatment, echoes those used in the late 1950s. A single-ply pickguard and Fender/Ping vintage-style tuners complete the old-school appointments.
- Road-worn aesthetics on neck, body and hardware
- Maple neck with "C" profile
- Maple fretboard
- 5105 narrow jumbo frets
- Tex Mex Tele single-coil pickups in bridge and neck positions
- Three-way pickup selector switch
- Master volume
- Master tone
- Fender/Ping vintage style tuning machines
- Deluxe gig bag included
Experience the favorite vintage Tele you never had with the Road Worn '50s Telecaster.
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Model Name: Road Worn(TM) '50s Telecaster(R)
Model Number: 013-1212-(Color)
Series: Road Worn Series
Colors: (303) 2-Color Sunburst, (307) Blonde, (Satin Lacquer Finish)
Body: Alder on (303) 2-Color Sunburst, Ash on (307) Blonde
Neck: 1-Piece Maple, "C" Shape, (Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25 in. Radius (184 mm)
No. of Frets: 21 6105 Narrow Jumbo Frets
Pickups: 2 Tex-Mex(TM) Tele(R) Single-Coil Pickups with Alnico Magnet Pole Pieces
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- 3-Position Blade:
-- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
-- Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
-- Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge: Vintage Style 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele Bridge
Machine Heads: Fender(R)/Ping(R) Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Pickguard: 1-Ply White, (5-Hole) on black, 1-ply black on Blonde
Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)
Unique Features: Distressed Body, Neck, and Hardware Creating an Aged Appearance, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut
Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
Accessories Included: Deluxe Gig Bag
Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- 2-Color Sunburst
- Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
- Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Like classic cars or your favorite T-shirt, some things just get cooler with age. It's especially true of electric guitars--they develop an unmistakable mojo over time that only makes 'em look even cooler and feel even more comfortable than when they were brand- new. Fender's Road Worn '50s Tele guitar delivers that killer aged look, feel and mojo without breaking the bank; designed using 1950s specs augmented by Tex-Mex pickups and 6105 frets. A true player.
The first Fender workhorse; the original road warrior guitar. Fender's long road begins with the Telecaster, a guitar that amazingly looked even cooler and handled even better the more players heaped wear-and-tear on it--great when brand-new but positively phenomenal with a few thousand miles on it. Fender's maple-fretboard Road Worn '50s Tele delivers that aged look and feel--built to look, sound and feel like it has survived half a century, designed with 1950s specs, including a nitrocellulose-lacquer finish, and supercharged with Tex-Mex pickups and 6105 frets.