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Fender Road Worn 50s Telecaster Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag), 2-Color Sunburst

Get that comfortable, broken-in look and feel from a brand-new guitar with the Road Worn '50s Telecaster, loaded with versatile Tex Mex Tele single-coils. (21) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
3-way pickup selector switch Wide tonal range: select neck, bridge, or both
Road Worn finish Look and feel of a "broken in," well-played guitar
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.

Features:

- 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

Pickup Switching:
- 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
- Hardware: Chrome
- 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),
P/N 0730250206
- 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 Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Blonde
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

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.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "An Awesome Telecaster!"
Sound: The sound is great, not too thin, not too powerful. A great classic mix of rock and country sounds. It actually sounds really well compared to my 52ri telecaster, this is my new gigging guitar as I really don't want to bring my 2,000 dollar tele to smoky bar gigs. Feature: Simple telecaster controls, all the essentials. Ease of Use: Very easy to use and plays exceptionally well. Was set up great out of the box. Quality: It really feels like a well built guitar, cosmetically just enough wear to make it fit the "roadworn" title. Not overdone like they use to be, really happy with this guitar, it is definitely going into the gigging line up to give my old highway one strat a break. Value: I got it at a pricematched price thanks to zzounds, this a great company to buy from! Manufacturer Support: they have always been helpful with me in the past so I have no issues with them. Fender is great! The Wow Factor: I can't believe its not my 52 ri, if I could post a picture its almost impossible to tell them apart. Overall: This is a great telecaster, mine actually doesn't even look worn which is actually really cool to me. It doesn't have the excessive neck wear, it actually has none at all. Really thin coat of nitro, that will look awesome with a couple of years of wear. Very happy with this guitar.
Style of Music: Blues, Rock, Country
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "FINALLY...Fender got it right."
Overall: If you're like me and have been wanting a Road Worn Tele but just couldn't get past the ridiculously inauthentic fretboard wear, your wait is over. Apparently in late 2012/early 2013 Fender finally gave up trying to "wear in" the fretboard and started just giving us a normal fretboard, and I can't say THANK YOU enough. This Tele is way more Closet Classic than Road Worn and I couldn't be happier. For me, this is THE quintessential Tele combo; ash body, maple neck with a butterscotch blonde nitro finish and a black guard. The jumbo frets, chunky neck, 7.25 radius and Tex-Mex pickups are welcome bonuses and I wouldn't change a thing. This is literally the Tele I've always wanted, and thanks to Fender for listening to their customers and finally toning down all the silly relicing. This is an amazing blank canvas: leave as is for a classic gently used vibe or start sanding away for your own personalized Road Worn look, the choice is yours and that's the way it should be. Thank you Fender!
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