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Blemished Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar 2-Color Sunburst 190839107565

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The Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster is an electric guitar that delivers killer aged look, feel and mojo without breaking the bank. This is a Tele that was designed using 1950s specs augmented by Tex-... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster is an electric guitar that delivers killer aged look, feel and mojo without breaking the bank. This is a Tele that was designed using 1950s specs augmented by Tex-Mex pickups and 6105 frets.

Like classic cars or your favorite T-shirt, some things just get cooler with age. That's especially true of electric guitars”they develop an unmistakable mojo over time that makes them look even cooler and feel even more comfortable than when they were brand new. In that regard, the Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster is a true player.

FEATURES

  • Body: ash (blonde finish) alder (2-tone sunburst)
  • Finish: nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck: maple
  • Neck profile: "U" shape
  • Fretboard radius: 7-1/4"
  • Frets: 21 (6105 style)
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut width: 1.650"
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Tuners: Fender Vintage Style
  • Bridge: vintage style 3-saddle strings-thru-body
  • Pickguard: 1-ply white
  • Pickups: 2 Tex-Mex Tele single-coil
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Controls: master volume, master tone
  • Strings: Fender standard tension ST250R nickel-plated steel (10-13-17-26-36-46)
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FenderRoad Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

That's The Sound I've Been Looking For!

I'd like to give this guitar a rating of 4.5 but it's not an option. First I�ۡ���d like to clarify that this...Read complete review

I'd like to give this guitar a rating of 4.5 but it's not an option. First I�ۡ���d like to clarify that this isn�ۡ���t a beat-up Mexican Standard. The hardware is completely different, accurate to period, and appears to be American. The electronics are made to period spec. The pickups are Tex-Mex. The body of the blond-finish is ash, not alder. And the finish is ultra-thin nitro-cellulose, not polyester. I compared this guitar to a true Mexican Standard, to a Squire, to an American Standard and to an American Custom Shop �ۡ���52. While each guitar had it�ۡ���s pros and cons, this guitar suited me best �ۡ���� providing the tone, feel and playability I wanted at a decent price. And I can safely say from my perspective, it was a big step-up from the MIM Standard. What I really love about this guitar is the feel of it. You can feel the wood. The lacquer has been �ۡ��̏worn away�ۡ�ݕ�_ on the back of the neck giving it a smooth playability. And there is a subtle improvement in tone, which I�ۡ���m sure is the result of the better finish, better pickups and better wood. It feels amazing in your hands. It�ۡ���s a big improvement over the standard, thick polyester finish. In fact you can practically play it unplugged �ۡ���� that�ۡ���s how well the sound resonates. The sound is classic Tele. I�ۡ���ve found it to be quite versatile, though it really shines with a little gain. Mimics the sound of 70�ۡ���s era Stones quite nicely when set-up in Open G. And like any Fender, this guitar should be set-up by a professional. Makes a world of difference and corrects most of the problems I read about in reviews. Regardless of which model you buy, put a little aside for the set-up. As for the look of this thing, well some people hate the idea of a relic. Others love it. But to give the guitar a negative review because you dislike the finish is really foolish considering how well this thing plays. To me that�ۡ���s like giving a guitar a bad review because you hate the color of the paint. I happen to like the look and I love the way it makes the guitar play and sound. Glad I don�ۡ���t have to put 40 years of wear and tear on an instrument to get this sound. Now I do have a couple criticisms of this instrument. The first being the cookie-cutter relic job. The second being the average price of the guitar. Don�ۡ���t get me wrong, this guitar is worth it, but with the Highway One so reasonably priced, it makes it a hard sell. I found one for cheaper than the average and for that price, this guitar is perfection.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too expensive for MIM, go for the american series

I was about to buy this guitar based on the great reviews I'd seen online, but to make sure it was actually good. So here's my opinion: Pros: The beefy...Read complete review

I was about to buy this guitar based on the great reviews I'd seen online, but to make sure it was actually good. So here's my opinion: Pros: The beefy "U" neck does resemble the old Fender style, and so do the tuning gears, which are pretty small. The pickups are OK not great, but good for being a Mexican made. Cons: The "worn" concept is good, but this guitar doesn't have what it takes. The finish isn't very accurate, and the overall quality isn't great either. Now my biggest complaint, the price. This guitar is worth almost the same as your american standard tele, and there is a GREAT difference between these. My advice, check out the american standard which is a little more money, but if you can spare it it'll be definitely worth it.

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(70 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

That's The Sound I've Been Looking For!

By TheBoogieMan

from Rochester, NY

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I'd like to give this guitar a rating of 4.5 but it's not an option. First I�ۡ���d like to clarify that this isn�ۡ���t a beat-up Mexican Standard. The hardware is completely different, accurate to period, and appears to be American. The electronics are made to period spec. The pickups are Tex-Mex. The body of the blond-finish is ash, not alder. And the finish is ultra-thin nitro-cellulose, not polyester. I compared this guitar to a true Mexican Standard, to a Squire, to an American Standard and to an American Custom Shop �ۡ���52. While each guitar had it�ۡ���s pros and cons, this guitar suited me best �ۡ���� providing the tone, feel and playability I wanted at a decent price. And I can safely say from my perspective, it was a big step-up from the MIM Standard. What I really love about this guitar is the feel of it. You can feel the wood. The lacquer has been �ۡ��̏worn away�ۡ�ݕ�_ on the back of the neck giving it a smooth playability. And there is a subtle improvement in tone, which I�ۡ���m sure is the result of the better finish, better pickups and better wood. It feels amazing in your hands. It�ۡ���s a big improvement over the standard, thick polyester finish. In fact you can practically play it unplugged �ۡ���� that�ۡ���s how well the sound resonates. The sound is classic Tele. I�ۡ���ve found it to be quite versatile, though it really shines with a little gain. Mimics the sound of 70�ۡ���s era Stones quite nicely when set-up in Open G. And like any Fender, this guitar should be set-up by a professional. Makes a world of difference and corrects most of the problems I read about in reviews. Regardless of which model you buy, put a little aside for the set-up. As for the look of this thing, well some people hate the idea of a relic. Others love it. But to give the guitar a negative review because you dislike the finish is really foolish considering how well this thing plays. To me that�ۡ���s like giving a guitar a bad review because you hate the color of the paint. I happen to like the look and I love the way it makes the guitar play and sound. Glad I don�ۡ���t have to put 40 years of wear and tear on an instrument to get this sound. Now I do have a couple criticisms of this instrument. The first being the cookie-cutter relic job. The second being the average price of the guitar. Don�ۡ���t get me wrong, this guitar is worth it, but with the Highway One so reasonably priced, it makes it a hard sell. I found one for cheaper than the average and for that price, this guitar is perfection.

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I own it! Best Tele I have ever played!

By Rick Trotter

from Escondido, Ca.

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I bought a 1974 Blonde Tele new in 1974. I still have her. The 1950's Road Worn is the best Tele I have ever played. It is light in weight, sounds awesome, tone for ever, and I love the big maple neck with the tall frets. I play in a blues band and this thing has all I could hope for. I simply cannot put this guitar down and I own 18 guitars! I am a seasoned player and have been playing for 35 years. I own a 1953 Fender Tweede Deluxe and a Hot Rod deluxe for gigging out... this Tele sounds great though both amps! I have my eye on a 1950's Road Worn Strat next.... I mean with both Road Worn's in hand, what more could I need.... I plan on selling my three other Strats if the Road Worn Strat plays and sounds as good as the Tele does.

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why? Why not.

By The Realist

from NY

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I've read a lot of reviews about how much people HATE this guitar. Why relic a guitar? Why not do it yourself? Blah. Blah. Blah. Why relic it? Because it looks beautiful to some. More beautiful than a thick new coat of paint and poly that'll never wear. So what if it breaks the rules. So did all the music ever played on a Tele �ۡ���� from the Stones to the Clash. You want a fair review of this guitar? It plays like a dream, sounds great, looks great, has killer tone. If you don't like the look, Fender has been good enough to make a million different Telecasters for every aesthetic taste. Let's get over ourselves and give these guitars unbiased reviews.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loving the Road Worn Tele

By AM1(AW) Benjamin, Matthew

from Andersen AFB Guam

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This is an Outstanding guitar. I've been looking for a used Tele for years that had that just right broke in feel with out any luck. I'd tried out the custom shop relic and loved it. But the price was a little steep. This guitar is just what I was looking for, sounds wonderful and plays like a dream. I live over seas in the military and while is was back in the states I went to many music stores and played each of these tele's that they had in stock there were quite a bit of difference between each of them so I was not real sure about buying one sight unseen. But the last guitar that I got from here was set up perfect so I took a chance and once again they have come threw for me. The one I received is the best of the bunch. Now if only they could ship some of the larger items(1/2 stacks and such) overseas I'd be set. Anyhow Back to the Telecaster, I love mine and think that if you are in the market for a great looking guitar that plays like a dream this could be the one for you! Even being over seas It got here Quick!

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you have the money buy it!

By Rick Shank

from Elyria ohio

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

As usual I was sitting arouind at guitar center jammin when i decided to play this guitar. Let me tell you this guitar plays great! It sounds like an acoustic its so clean without distortion. With distortion you can shred and do anything you want on this guitar the neck feels great and aged so its easier to play than a brand new one. I would recomend buying this one if you can.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT GUITAR!!!!!!

By Paul

from Fort MIll, SC

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I've played this guitar at guitar center before. I was blown away by the ease of playability with the worn neck. I only played it through a small 15 watt marshall, it sounded incredible. Imagine it through a tube amp! Neck is great, pickups are amazing, over all the best guitar i've ever played, i've played Gibson Les Pauls through marshall tubes, this guitar could keep up!

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Road Worn

By justin

from shrewood, or

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I for my birth-day i wanted to get a guitar that had a nice blues sound. after trying everything in the store i finally sat down with this tele'. i pluged it into the line six amp i use and was amazed. it had the one of the best clean tones i've heard, its also nice to have a guitar that no one else at my school uses (i'm the only blues player at my school, every one plays metal) bottom line you need to buy this guitar you can play almost anything with it

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than meets the eye.

By Charlie G.

from PCB, Fl

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Well i dont own one of these, but i played one at my local music store and could hardly put it down. First glance this thing was a total piece of junk and a bad buy, but the second i picked it up it felt just right. The feel is 10 out of 5, the tone 6 out of 5, yea it rocks! yes for the longest time i wouldnt even play one of these puppies but im glad i did. to the novice this is a bad guitar, but to people who no what to look for this is the real deal. I would deffinately play before you buy on a guitar like this. Check this thing out!!!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tele

By Joseph Lodwick

from New Orleans , La.

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

A very well made guitar . Get past the looks and try it you will fall in love with it . And again you don't have to worry about messing it up ( Like a very expensive Les Paul ) I play it every day , Then when I want to play my others I can be very care full with them. The tone is very warm playing with your thumb . Gea a pick and it comes alive on the attack . All I can say is that I love it .

(3 of 264 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Left a bad taste in my mouth.. no more fenders.. Gibson all the way

By Sworn off fender

from Canada eh?

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

i was at my local music store and i was trying to chose between this and a les paul BFG. i tried the fender first since i already had a LP but as soon as i started playing i didn't like it... it was the whole telecaster sound i didn't like, i was more bluesy than what i was looking for. so long story short i got the gibson and i wont be trying another fender for a while.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

smokin' after a set up or two...

By raymond warden

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I was taken away by both the sound quality and vibe of this guitar. Playability for the guitar that I received took some tweaking. I readjusted the truss rod twice and setting intonation was a challenge. This aside, the guitar is one of my favorites and hard to put down. An axe with a very cool sound and feel. I got a Blonde Tele and the ash body is quite unique - it feels and sounds like no other guitar that I have or have played - love it!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Too expensive for MIM, go for the american series

By Guillermo Rodriguez

from Miami, FL

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I was about to buy this guitar based on the great reviews I'd seen online, but to make sure it was actually good. So here's my opinion: Pros: The beefy "U" neck does resemble the old Fender style, and so do the tuning gears, which are pretty small. The pickups are OK not great, but good for being a Mexican made. Cons: The "worn" concept is good, but this guitar doesn't have what it takes. The finish isn't very accurate, and the overall quality isn't great either. Now my biggest complaint, the price. This guitar is worth almost the same as your american standard tele, and there is a GREAT difference between these. My advice, check out the american standard which is a little more money, but if you can spare it it'll be definitely worth it.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Tele! Period!

By GOTTFRIED BRUX

from Nashua, NH

Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I bought this 2010 heavy relic'ed road worn MIM Fender Tele in blonde. Blown away by the tone of this guitar! This makes American Teles look pretty bad. The look is awesome, the feel is amazing and the tone is unreal. It almost doesn't make sense. I have 6 USA PRSs and a Fender Eric Johnson Strat. This Tele is sounds so good that I don't want to play my PRSs. Great guitar!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great guitar

By manosteele

from wilmington de

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    The guitar has a great sound and a nice feel. Has a kind of thick neck so its not like the modern C. It's a great guitar and the reason I gave it 4 stars is because it's really not blonde. Mine is so yellow that it's more like a vintage butterscotch. Like I said though-it's a great guitar.

     
    5.0

    Super awesome light relic

    By JB

    from Portland

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Fender evidently heard the complaints about the overly heavy relic work on earlier versions of the Roadworn '50s Telecaster. It now has a light and authentic relic job including a creamy blonde-yellow with small chips/wear marks as well as some lovely checking. The neck is unglossed and gone are the improbable and exaggerated wear patterns on earlier versions.

      As for sound, the Tex-Mex pickups work well for me through my Blues Jr. Perhaps one day I will upgrade to Nocasters but fine for now.

      Basically this is a light relic version of a reissue '51 Nocaster as others have pointed out. It is a well-made guitar and a fantastic deal if you can get over the (over-exaggerated IMHO) stigma against Mexican made Fender guitars.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have over 12 guitar and this one is in my top 3

      By Dan

      from Corpus Christi Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Love this guitar. Sound great and feel great too

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        love it very nice feeling when i play it.

        By Dan the guitar man

        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Love it

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