Fender American Original '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fingerboard (with Case)

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Get snappy tone and playing feel with the Fender American Original '60s Telecaster electric's vintage-tall frets, staggered pole pieces, and C-shaped neck.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom pickups Period-correct pickups for even feel and tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

One of the most versatile guitars ever created, the Telecaster is easily at home in any genre, thanks to its flexible sound, alluring style and smooth playing feel. In 1960, Fender offered rosewood as the standard fingerboard wood and launched the Telecaster Custom, an elegant model with a double-bound body and 3-ply pickguard. The American Original '60s Telecaster combines period-accurate sound and style from this electrifying decade with modern, fast-playing feel and pickup switching.

The Pure Vintage '64 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 5 magnets. The bridge pickup's copper shielding plate adds some zing to your tone, while the pole pieces are staggered for balanced volume between the strings. The mid-'60s "C"-shaped neck profile gracefully fills the fret hand, while the 9.5"-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard will feel familiar to any player. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware-including three steel 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 '60s Telecaster is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the foundation of modern music.

- Model Name: American Original '60s Telecaster, Rosewood Fingerboard
- Model: #0110140840
- Series: American Original
- Color: Fiesta Red
- Body: Double Bound Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Shape: '60s "C"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Frets Size: Vintage Tall
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
- Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
- Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele
- Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom 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 Tele with Barrel Steel Saddles
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
- Dimensions: 4.9x16.9x51"
- Weight: 27.35 LB

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted December 25, 2018 by Mario St DeHaven in Laguna Beach, CA

"Original 60's Tele"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Aesthetically and tonally outstanding with unparalleled playability. At first I was hesitant about dropping 2 K plus an additional $115 in taxes for it (still not too happy about this new tax thingie) but once I took it out the case and played it it was like a religious experience. As for manufacturer's support I just got this axe and have yet had no reason to contact the company, and judging by the phenomenal quality of this axe I sort of doubt that I will.

Musical Background:

50+ years professional

Musical Style:

Blues, Blues Rock, Hard Rock
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