Fender American Original '50s Telecaster, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
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 Pure Vintage '52 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 3 magnets. We even made sure the steel base plates are copper-plated, while the pickups' pole pieces are flush-mounted like the originals. The thick "U"-shaped neck profile gracefully fills the fret hand, while the 9.5"-radius fingerboard will feel familiar to any player. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware-including three brass barrel 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.
The American Original '50s Telecaster is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the foundation of modern music.
Model Name American Original '50s Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
Model # 0110132850
Series American Original
Color Butterscotch Blonde
Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape Telecaster®
Neck Material Maple
Neck Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape 1952 "U"
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
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 Black Dots
Truss Rods Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Bridge Pickup Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup Pure Vintage '52 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 Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
Pickguard 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control Knobs Knurled Dome
Strings Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Dimensions 6.4x17.5x43.8 IN
Weight 23.8 LB