Fender American Original ’50s Telecaster 2022 Blonde

$ 2149.99

NEW – 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 has all of the authentic Fender touches that made the Telecaster a star of the studio and stage, adding modern feel and pickup switching to this classic guitar.

The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way. American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years. This Telecaster features a “U”-shaped neck profile for the substantial fret-hand feel typical of instruments from our original decade.

Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals. From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware is just like the original. This 9.5”-radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style 7.25” radius, providing a comfortable fret-hand feel. Vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

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Specifications

Body

  • Body shape: Single cutaway

  • Body type: Solid body

  • Body material: Solid wood

  • Top wood:

  • Body wood: Ash

  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose

  • Orientation: Right handed

Neck

  • Neck shape: ’52 U

  • Neck wood: 1-piece Maple

  • Joint: Bolt-on

  • Scale length: 25.5 in.

  • Truss rod: Yes

  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose

Fretboard

  • Material: Maple

  • Radius: 9.5 in.

  • Fret size: Vintage tall

  • Number of frets: 21

  • Inlays: Dot

  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm) Bone

Pickups

  • Configuration: SS

  • Neck: Pure Vintage ’52 single-coil Tele

  • Middle:

  • Bridge: Pure Vintage ’52 single-coil Tele

  • Brand: Fender

  • Active or passive pickups: Passive

  • Series or parallel: Parallel

  • Piezo: No

  • Active EQ: No

  • Special electronics:

Controls

  • Control layout: Master volume, tone

  • Pickup switch: 3-way

  • Coil tap or split:

  • Kill switch: No

Hardware

  • Bridge type: Fixed

  • Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style string-through

  • Tailpiece: Not applicable

  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style

  • Color: Nickel/chrome

Other

  • Number of strings: 6-string

  • Special features: 1-ply phenolic pickguard

  • Case: Hardshell case