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Fender Artist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar
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      Fender Artist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar (517583)

Made for chicken pickin' and slick slidin'.

The Fender James Burton Telecaster pays homage to the famed Nashville guitarist whose studio contributions figure in some of the biggest records of all time. The basswood body is fitted with three special pickups designed to James Burton's specifications and its unique five-way Strat-o-Tele switching plus the S-1 switch gives you seven pickup configurations. The U-shaped '60s maple neck has a maple fingerboard, gold-plated deluxe tuners with pearl or black chrome buttons, and vintage-style frets. The string-thru-body, hardtail bridge delivers lots of resonant sustain. Includes case.

5-Position Strat-o-Tele switching with S-1:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup in parallel (series w/ S-1 down)
Position 3. Bridge and Neck Pickup in parallel
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup in parallel (series w/ S-1 down)
Position 5. Neck Pickup

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Fender Artist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Basswood body
    One-piece maple neck
    '60s U-shape neck profile
    Maple fingerboard
    9.5" fretboard radius
    21 vintage-style frets
    Master volume and tone controls
    Strat-o-Tele Switching with S-1 Switch plus 5-way pickup switching with S-1 switch
    Special-design James Burton blade pickups
    American Vintage Strat string-thru hardtail bridge
    Gold Plated Deluxe Sealed Tuning Machines with pearl or black chrome buttons
    Gold plated hardware
    25.5" scale length
    1.650" nut width
    Special '60's U-shape neck
    Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel strings (.009 to .042)
    Includes Strap, Cable, Vintage-style tweed Fender case, Meguiar's Mist and Wipe Kit

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  • This guitar rocks...

    As reviewed by OttoMatick on 7/5/2010

    I got the red flame version about 3 years ago. Looks excellent on stage. Retail price has increased annually since orig purchase(a guitar that appreciates). Superfast satin finish 9.5 maple neck bolted to a urethane basswood body hosting gold hardware, special burton blade pickups and 7 way switch electronics for series wiring tone option in position 2 & 4. Fit & finish excellent. Light, easy on shoulders/back. I love that there is no pick guard so the body graffics shows. Pearl button tuners add good looks few other guitars have. Get one, learn to play all the lead parts in Ricky Nelson songs like Travling Man and Hello Mary Lou. Excellent single coil solid body guitar. I could see this being my only guitar if I had to pare it down to just keep one...

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome Guitar!

    As reviewed by Alan Meeuwsen on 1/26/2012

    I ordered this guitar from the Chicago store on Monday and it arrived Wednesday at my door. Right out of the box it was set up and ready to play, all I had to do was tune it. It just so happened that at the time it arrived a friend of mine who is an awesome guitar player was over and we were jamming. We are both experienced musicians who have played in various bands most of our lives but are both retired and just play for our own enjoyment mostly so we know a good guitar when we see one. We both took turns putting it through it's paces and were very pleased with it's performance. The switching options for the three James Burton style pickups really allows you to get whatever type of sound you want for country or rock music. Very nice fast neck/fingerboard and with the hardtail bridge it stays in tune very well. I believe it is destined to be one of my favirite guitars that I have owned and I've had plenty including Les Paul, Taylor T5 and many others. Oh yeah, did I mention it is Gorgeous!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • smooth guitar

    As reviewed by guitarman on 6/28/2007

    i have this guitar since early May 07 and i simply love it! mine is the pearl white model and it looks beautiful! the neck is very smooth and fast playing. the pickups,s1 switch and 5 way pickup switch give you all the different tones you'll ever need from any guitar. i play it thru a tube amp and it sounds fantastic! if your lucky enough to find it in a music store try it out...you won't want to put it down!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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