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Fender Classic Series Classic Player Baja Telecaster Electric Guitar
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      Fender Classic Series Classic Player Baja Telecaster Electric Guitar (512765)
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Custom Shop features at a modest price!

With their years of building experience, Fender's Custom Shop craftsmen created a "dream list" of specs, and this customized '50s-style Telecaster guitar—designed by Master Builder Chris Fleming—has it all!

Special features include a soft V-shaped neck with 21 medium jumbo frets, an ash body with a thin polyester finish, a Custom Vintage Broadcaster bridge pickup and a Custom Twisted Tele neck pickup with four-way switching, knurled chrome knobs and "Custom Shop Designed" neckplate.

Includes a gig bag.

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Fender Classic Series Classic Player Baja Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body: Ash
    Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Soft "V" Shape, (Gloss Polyurethane Finish)
    Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" Radius (241mm)
    No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Pickups: 1 Custom Shop "Twisted" Tele Single-Coil (Neck), 1 Custom Shop Broadcaster Single-Coil (Bridge)
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

    Pickup Switching
    4-Position Blade Switch and 2-Position Push/Push S-1
    S-1 Switch Up:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel)
    Position 3. Neck Pickup (Standard Tele)
    Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series) (Fatter Tone Than Position 2. and More Output Than Position 1., 2., or 3.)
    S-1 Switch Down:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel)-Out of Phase
    Position 3. Neck Pickup (Standard Tele)
    Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series) Out of Phase

    Bridge: Vintage Style 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele Bridge
    Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Vintage Style Tuning Machines
    Hardware: Chrome
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
    Width at Nut: 1.625" (41.2mm)
    Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)
    Includes a gig bag




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  • Awesome Guitar

    As reviewed by Woz on 5/1/2007

    I've wanted to get a '52 Reissue because I love the vintage stuff and especially that fat neck. It was just to much money though, then I saw the Baja Tele, and I fell in love, the neck is very similar and rits my hand perfectly, its got all the vintage stuff and the bridge pickup is nice and twangy, its perfect, I play mostly in the bridge position but with all the upgraded electronics you can mess around and get all sorts of nice tones in the neck position. I play mine through a Fender Blues Junior amp and sometimes with a Phase shifter and it sounds great, I go for that Waylon Jennings sound and I feel like I can pretty much get it with this guitar, now I just need to up my skills to match this great guitar and get that great sound.

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  • Good guitar for the money

    As reviewed by Mark S on 2/2/2011

    This is my second new Tele, my first was a '52RI which I ADORE. I have heard great things about the Baja, primarily that it has a beefy neck, which I prefer. No doubt about it, the neck is great, very comfortable to play (I have large hands). The 4 way switch with S1 is interesting and useful. The pups are a Twisted Tele in the neck position and a Broadcaster for the bridge. Very different from the vintage pups in the '52, but not bad at all. With the switching you can get classic Tele sounds, as well as a Strat-like out of phase tone. Fit and finish are not bad, but make no mistake, it is not on par with the American made '52. That is understandable given the cost differential. The neck pocket fit is not quite as good, the pickguard profile is not as refined, and the controls do not feel as solid as the '52. None of this affects playability in the least, and the blonde finish looks very good. I was able to get the action down nice and low, and it sounds GREAT. I will be adding a Space Bridge and a Bigsby B-50 to this, and she will be good to go. Highly recommended. One thing, Baja's have a reputation for being heavy, mine is not. If you don't find one with the right weight, keep looking, it is out there.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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  • Poor man's 51 Reissue

    As reviewed by Charles Patterson on 6/13/2011

    I fell in love with the 51 reissue but could not justify the money, I only play as a hobby. After searching all the guitar stores in my area many times for just the right Telcaster I decided to order the Baja. I was worried about spending the money for a guitar I never tried but boy am I glad I did. Great sounding guitar and the neck is so close to the 51 that unless you play them side by side you probably won't know the difference.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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