Fender’s Classic Series recreates vintage-style models, with period-correct specifications, and offers them to today’s players for an affordable price. Seen here is one such model, the Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster. Particularly special to Fender, the 1950s saw the model’s debut, so this recreation has been crafted with the right amount of respect.
Legendary Shape, Traditional Material
The legendary, and unchanged, single-cutaway Telecaster body shape has, in this model, been crafted from ash, rather the usual alder. This wood provides the unmistakable Tele sound, with a bright tone and bags of sustain. The grain is also visible through the guitar’s finish.
This classic body design of the Fender '50s Telecaster is accompanied by plenty of vintage-style appointments: a single-ply white pickguard, 3-saddle American Vintage strings-through-body Tele bridge with chrome barrel saddles, and chrome hardware, which includes the guitar’s knurled flat-top control knobs and vintage-style machine heads.
Comfortable C Shape Neck
Giving exceptional comfort and playing enjoyment, the Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster is equipped with a maple neck, shaped to the popular C Shape profile, finished in luxurious gloss urethane, and kept securely in place by a four-bolt neck plate.
Topside the neck is covered by a rosewood fingerboard, which in this model has a thinner radius, measuring 7.25" (184.1 mm) rather the more commonly used 9.5" (241 mm), and a nut width of 1.625" (41.3 mm). The fingerboard is also fitted with 21 vintage-style-sized frets and black dot position inlays.
Giving the classic Telecaster sound is the inclusion of a pair of Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele pickups. These are easily controlled by the usual compliment of a 3-way pickup selector switch, accompanied by Master Volume and Tone controls.
Keep your ‘50s Tele Classic
Although a scuffed up classic can look good, you undoubtedly would like to keep your guitar in as good a condition for as long as possible. With this in mind, the Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster comes complete with a deluxe gig bag, and offers both a carrying handle and shoulder straps, so you can carry it in the way that is most comfortable for you. Two handy pockets are also included, giving you space to put all those essential accessories.
Manufacturer Fender Model Classic Series '50s Telecaster Model Number 0131202301 Body Material Ash Neck Material Maple Neck Profile "C" Shape Neck Finish Gloss Urethane Fingerboard Material Maple No. of Frets 21 Fret Size Vintage-Style Position Inlays Black Dot Fingerboard Radius 7.25" (184.1 mm) Pickups Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Bridge)
Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Neck)
Pickup Config. SS Active/Passive Passive Controls 3-ply Pickup Selector Switch
Bridge 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Vintage-Style Pickguard 1-Ply White Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top Included Accessories Deluxe Gig Bag
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