Fender Vintera '50s Telecaster Modified Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard (with Gig Bag)

Blending classic looks with a modern neck profile, hotter pickups and updated electronics -- the Vintera '50s Telecaster Modified packs a serious punch.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele neck pickup Warmer, broader single-coil for balanced character
Custom Shop vintage-style Tele bridge pickup Iconic biting Tele tone with plenty of body
S-1 switching system On-board series/parallel wiring voices
Soft V-shape profile Straight grain cut for more sustain; vintage feel

For players who appreciate the mojo of the past matched to modern features, we created the Vintera '50s Telecaster Modified. Blending classic looks with a modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, hotter pickups and updated electronics -- this guitar packs a surprising amount of power under the hood.

For modern Fender tone we included a pair of Custom Shop pickups, kicking things up a bit with a vintage-style bridge pickup and fat-sounding Twisted Tele neck pickup. Twangy and articulate, they have the crisp, snarling sound that put Fender on the musical map. For modern playing feel, we added 21 vintage-style frets to the 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard that sits atop the Thick, Soft-V shaped neck. A vintage-style Tele bridge with three brass saddles gives this Telecaster it's characteristic twang, while 4-way switching and the S1 switch give you even more tonal variety. Series wiring makes this Tele sound fat, like a humbucking pickup, while the S1 switch places the pickups out of phase with each other for a cool "strangled" tone. Other features include Other features include vintage-style strap buttons, chrome hardware and 4-bolt neck plate. Includes deluxe gig bag.
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- Model Name: Vintera '50s Telecaster Modified, Maple Fingerboard
- Series: Vintera
- Country Of Origin: MX
- Body: Alder (Butterscotch Blonde - Ash)
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Neck Shape: Thick Soft "V"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Truss Rods: Vintage-Style
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop "Twisted" 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 American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Strings: Fender USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Daphne Blue
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149862304
Blemished, Daphne Blue, USED
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149862304
Scratch and Dent, Surf Green, USED
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149862357
Blemished, Surf Green, USED
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149862357

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted October 23, 2019 by david S in Fort Myers, FL

"Modified Madness"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Have always waited for what I thought (to me) was the perfect Telecaster. Being heavy into Strats & LP's over 35 years - I never really gave Tele's a second look. Until now...The advent of this Vintera Series, coupled with this "Modified" subgroup has finally foot the Telecaster bill. After years of suffering with that inadequate Modern C neck that Fender pushes on just about everything - this Soft V (is thicker than the C's!) is the stuff! As implied by the Vintera nameplate - guitar has a great vintagy look, classic Tele appointments, and a really special swag. The edgier pickups are icing on the cake for sure. Only gripe is - considering these guitars have about a 1.5lb weight swing between them - I got one a bit lighter than I would prefer, coming in around the 7-10/7-13 mark weight wise.

Musical Background:

playing 35+ years, mainly hobbyist

Musical Style:

Rock, Blues rock, crossover country
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