Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Butterscotch Blonde (BLEM)

$ 2249.99

This is a brand new B-stock instrument. It has a small ding on the edge of the body (as seen in photos). Price has been adjusted to compensate for the blemish. More pictures and information available upon request.

DESCRIPTION

The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

Just one year after launching the Broadcaster®, Fender received a cease-and-desist telegram from the Fred Gretsch Mfg. Co. and was faced with renaming its flagship electric guitar. Taking inspiration from the booming growth and expansive reach of television, the first blackguard Telecaster rolled off the line in 1951, and the model has been in continuous production ever since. Deceptively simple and totally groundbreaking, the Telecaster® brought the solid body electric guitar to the masses, inspiring countless musicians along the way.

The American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster features an ash body finished in Butterscotch Blonde to capture the tone and look of the original. The substantial ’51 “U”-shaped hard rock maple neck plays like a dream with a 7.25″ radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1951, 12th fret face-dot spacing is narrow and the sole Phillips-head fastener on the guitar is at the truss rod nut. The triple brass saddle bridge, single-line “Fender Deluxe” tuners and Pure Vintage ’51 Telecaster pickups deliver classic twang and authentic Fender style.

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

FEATURES

  • Ash Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage ’51 Tele® pickups
  • “U”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles, Serialized
  • Pure Vintage Single-Line “Fender Deluxe” Tuners

General
SERIES: American Vintage II
ORIENTATION: Right-Hand
COLOR: Butterscotch Blonde
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

Neck
HEADSTOCK: Telecaster®
NECK MATERIAL: 1-Piece Maple
NECK FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE: 1951 “U”
NECK CONSTRUCTION: 4-Bolt
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
SIDE DOTS: Black
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
TRUSS ROD NUT: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
STRING NUT: Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.650″ (42 mm)
NUT MATERIAL: Bone

Body
BODY: Ash
BODY FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BODY SHAPE: Telecaster®
BODY MATERIAL: Ash

Hardware
BRIDGE: Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles, Serialized
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
BRIDGE MOUNTING: 4-Screw Vintage-Style
PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
PICKUP COVERS: Neck: Chrome; Bridge: Black
CONTROL KNOBS: Knurled Dome
SWITCH TIP: Barrel Style, Black
HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
TUNING MACHINES: Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe”
STRING TREES: Vintage-Style Disc
STRINGS: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt
STRAP BUTTONS: Vintage-Style

Electronics
BRIDGE PICKUP: Pure Vintage ’51 Single-Coil Tele®
NECK PICKUP: Pure Vintage ’51 Single-Coil Tele®
PICKUP CONFIGURATION: SS
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
SWITCHING: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Measurements
DIMENSIONS: 6.40×17.40×43.70 IN
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 20.10 LB
FRET SIZE: Vintage Tall
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5″ (64.77 cm)
SHIPPING LENGTH: 43.70 IN
SHIPPING HEIGHT: 6.40 IN
SHIPPING WIDTH: 17.40 IN