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Fender American Original '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar, Left-Handed (with Case)

See what everyone loved about the first Teles -- the American Original '50s Telecaster's vintage-style frets and neck are as smooth as a drive-in milkshake. Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele pickups Period-correct pickups for even feel and tone
Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish Lets guitar age naturally without impeding tone

Product Description

The ultimate blue-collar guitar, the Telecaster launched a musical revolution when Fender released it. Quickly adopted by working guitarists who were enamored with its trend-setting sound, feel and unique style, the Telecaster laid the foundation for modern country, blues, and even heavy metal (in Jimmy Page's hands). The American Original '50s Telecaster LH has all of the authentic Fender touches that made the Telecaster a star of the studio and stage, while adding modern feel and pickup switching to this classic guitar.

The Pure Vintage '52 single-coil Telecaster pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 3 magnets. Fender even made sure the steel base plates are copper-plated, while the pickups' pole pieces are flush-mounted like the originals. The thick "U"-shaped neck profile gracefully fills the fret hand, while the 9.5"-radius fingerboard will feel familiar to any player. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware-including three brass barrel saddles-vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood "breathe" naturally with resonant tone, it also wears in a distinctively appealing way.

A legendary instrument, the American Original '50s Telecaster LH is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the foundation of modern music.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Fender products.
- Body: Ash
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
- FingerBoard: Maple
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Dimensions: 6.4x17.5x43.8 IN
- Weight: 23.8 LB
- Series: American Original
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: 1952 "U"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Num of Frets: undefined
- Fret Size: Vintage Tall
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
- Truss Rod Wrench:
- Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele
- Middle Pickup:
- Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: SS
- Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
- Tunning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
- Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0110133850
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
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