Fender Brad Paisley Worn Telecaster Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

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Built to the specs of country legend Brad Paisley, this Tele shines on any stage. A lightweight paulownia and spruce body creates an acoustic-like resonance.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Spruce/paulownia/spruce body Lightweight body with acoustic-like resonance
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele neck pickup Warmer, broader single-coil for balanced character
Road Worn finish Look and feel of a "broken in," well-played guitar

An acclaimed superstar of modern country music, Brad Paisley has defined a guitar-centric sound infused with the voice and vibe of the Telecaster(R). We've teamed up with this award-winning guitarist to create his signature model, the limited-edition Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster. An eye-catching instrument with plenty of country mojo, this stage-tested Telecaster is ideal for adding some Nashville flair to your arsenal.

We talked to Brad on the NAMM floor about his signature Tele:

The Brad Paisley Telecaster is crafted from a paulownia core capped by a spruce top, providing a solid, lightweight foundation with acoustic-like resonance. The Paisley-approved pickup configuration includes a custom-wound '64 Tele bridge pickup and a Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele(R) neck pickup for classic tone with just the right balance of warmth and twang. Playability is key to Paisley's fleet-fingered style and the "Enhanced V" neck profile is designed for comfort, filling the hand at the nut for easy chording while flattening out in the upper registers for soloing.

Brad Paisley on his custom Fender Road Worn Tele:

The modern 9.5" radius fingerboard and medium-jumbo frets make it easy to play fast and bend big. This Tele wears a silver sparkle Road Worn lacquer finish and aged hardware, inspired by many years on the touring trail. Elegant signature touches include a custom clear pickguard with black and silver paisleys and a cowboy hat insignia on the headstock. Simply put, this read more easy-playing music machine is a must for Tele lovers and belongs center-stage in any country collection. read less

- Model Name: Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster
- Series: Artist
- Body Material: Spruce/Paulownia/Spruce
- Body Finish: Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck: Maple, Enhanced "V"
- Neck Finish: Oiled Road Worn
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm)
- Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black Dot
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: 3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Saddles
- Pickguard: Clear, with Black and Silver Paisleys
- Pickups: Custom Brad Paisley Spec Vintage-Style Telecaster (Bridge), "Twisted" Single-Coil Tele (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag

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 January 28, 2019 by Doug S in Allensville, PA

"Well thought out and unique"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I am very familiar with Telecasters and already owned a CS Nocaster which I love. I researched this Paisley and the videos sparked my interest because of the body wood and the pickups. I am a Brad Paisley fan. When it arrived, I plugged it in and was disappointed at first. It played fairly well and was set up the way one would expect it to be, but not to my expectations. String height was almost perfect, a liitle too much bend in the neck. The iIntonation was way off. When I removed the pickguard to adjust the truss rod and the neck pickup (which was way too low), I found that the nut on the truss rod seemed to absolutely too loose as if no one had bothered to intonate. Wanting to retain the resonance of the body, I did not tighten the rod as much as I usually do. I immediately changed the strings to a higher quality set of .46-.10's nickel wound. The action on the guitar was very "slack" and the string needed to be "pulled" way too much to achive a one step bend up. Not good....not acceptable. The string barrels need to be moved toward the neck a lot to get the intonation correct, and thankfully, this decreased the "play" on each string so I did not need to bend the B or E strings2/3 's of the way across the fretboard. After achieving a set-up that I could live with, I put the guitar through it's paces. I was extremely pleased with the balanced blend of both pickups and the neck pickup was perfect for blues. bridge pickup performed like the 1960's Telly's I remember,; not as read more raw as my favorite Nocaster neck pickup with the steel baseplate, but hot enough to make it interesting. Backing off the volume and using the neck or both pickups and doing some fingerpicking, the acoustic quality of the Paisley Telecaster Spruce and Paulonia body wood really shines through. You can really hear that spruce resonance they talk about in the advertising hype. This guitar is a "keeper". The only thing is, the sparkle paint job is plug ugly. Oh, well...... I love it!

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Have played for 51 years

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