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60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar

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This is where it all began: in 1951, Leo Fender released the Telecaster, the world's first commercially successful solidbody electric guitar. Renamed from "Broadcaster" that was introduced in 1950, it... Click To Read More About This Product

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This is where it all began: in 1951, Leo Fender released the Telecaster, the world's first commercially successful solidbody electric guitar. Renamed from "Broadcaster" that was introduced in 1950, it's has a simple, yet enormously useful design”borne out of Leo's experience with electrifying Hawaiian steel guitars”that has been embraced over the years by guitarists from a wide range musical genres, and copied by guitar builders all over the globe.

Just like the original, this 60th Anniversary Telecaster has the features that set the template for solidbody electric guitar design: an ash body provides the basis for the storied twangy sound, a revolutionary one-piece bolt-on maple neck”until the Tele, bolt-on necks had only been used on banjos, the classic string-thru-body bridge, and dual single-coil pickups with the treble pickup mounted on the bridge plate”a coupling that helps characterize the Tele sound. From crisp signature sparkle at the bridge to warmth and fullness at the neck, the 60th Anniversary Telecaster gets its rich depth, definition and dynamics from dual American
Vintage Telecaster single-coil pickups.

Controls
Volume, tone and pickup switching”that's it. Now as then, the controls are elegant in their simplicity and solidly reliable in their effect on the sound. Two knurled "chromedome" knobs are mounted on an original-style chrome control plate. The one knob on the Tele features the Delta Tone„¢ system, in which a detent at the "10" position eliminates all the tone control circuitry and delivers the pure, direct sound of both pickups.

FEATURES

Body Material: Ash
Neck: Modern "C" Shape
Neck Finish: Lacquer
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Truss Rod: Bi-Flex Truss Rod System
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut
Pickups: American Vintage Tele® Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
American Vintage Tele® Single-Coil Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge
and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Special Electronics: Delta Tone No-Load„¢ Tone Control
Hardware: Chrome
Tuning Keys: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Bridge: American Tele with New American Standard Bent Steel Saddles
and Stamped Brass Plate
Control Knobs: Chrome Knurled Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Strings: Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Incl. Accessories: Fender/SKB® Case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth
Unique Features: Thinskin Lacquer Finish, Vintage Style Pickups, 60th Anniversary
Neckplate, Five-Screw Mounted Brass Bridge Plate for Sonic
Stability, Bent Steel Saddles, Tinted Neck, Rolled Fretboard
Edges, Staggered Tuning Keys
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Fender60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Ultra Fantastic!

By Ron Smith

from Kelso, WA

Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Mine arrived today at 2PM. It is now 9PM and I have been in a complete bliss playing it! It really is a time zone (Twilight Zone?) guitar. It arrived already set up perfectly. I'm not going to have to take it to my tech to have it set up, which is good because I really don't want to part with it. If it weren't for having to take a break to get something to eat I wouldn't even be writing this review! The finish is smooth and perfect. Especially on the neck. It feels almost like playing on bare wood, but there is finish on it. I can't begin to describe how it sounds. The range goes from buttery smooth to dirty twang. I can already tell that I will very rarely take it out of the "Delta Tone" mode. In that mode the pickups are so expressive that by simply altering my playing/picking technique it is like having an extra tone control. An out of this world tone control at that! I am completely in love with this guitar. The only thing that could possibly make this guitar better would be if John 5 signed it for me. Hmmmm, maybe I'll become a stalker until he does! -Ron

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Sounds Great but Chips easily

By John Sullivan

from Buffalo NY

Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar:

The guitar looks and sounds beautiful. This is my first guitar with a thinskin laquer finish. This finish chips and flakes easily when compared to the finish on my American strat and American tele. Treat it with an exceptional care or you will quickly have many chips.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Where have I been all your life???

By GREGORY NELSON

from Bryan, Texas

Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I can't believe it..... I've been playing for 34 years, am a full-time musician and have had all the best guitars on my wall.....EXCEPT....this one until now. I've been missing out for all these years! I fell for a stereotype of this guitar that is obviously false. This guitar is multi-dimensional. The TONE. Oh, the strat will now sit idle. The neck pu on this Tele is superior in warmth and character. Not as biting as I've always assumed. My bad. The `57 gibson LP gold top will never be sold, but won't be played nearly as much, given the bridge pu can deliver a tasty gritty spunky overdrive sound that isn't so round and common. I roll the tone knob back a bit and you'd never guess I was playing a tele. The Gretsch? Already sold it. A duessenburg, too. This telecaster is now my every day guitar. It's simple elegance has me infatuated with it. My band mates have all commented on the awesome sound of this guitar. No genre of music is outside it's reach. If you'll not be afraid to experiment with the volume and tone.... so much control from so few controls. Brilliant.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A true fender classic

By keith l

from allentown Pa.

Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I first saw and played the blonde 60th anniversary telecaster in New York , even my wife thought it looked and sounded great , and she did not want me getting a fifth guitar . I have 2 Gibson Les Pauls , and love them , I had a fender mustang and did not care for the sound . Well , I went to Guitar Center and ordered the blonde with black pick guard , took it home and plugged it into my fender deluxe 900 amp , and WOW . The crispest clearest pickups , I play it every day now for 3 weeks , though I still love and play my gibson goldtop classic , my tele is now my favorite guitar , and I've been playing for 38 years now. this guitar sounds as beautiful as it looks , solid case ,nice fender strap and other extras , I know any serious guitar player would be very pleased with this classic look and sound . I am elated with my guitar , I see why Roy Buchanan and other greats loved their telecaster!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a must have!!!!!!

By Dennis McCarson

from Kannapolis north carolina

Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I am a player of 45 years off and on, now spending hours enjoying the music I seam to muster up. I have a GREAT Army of guitars which include gibsons 335 with a bigsby, Les Paul, PRS Johnny Hiland, fender lone star strat, Takamine all are great guitars to say the least.I was still missing the twang of a telecaster! After the long proscess of reveiwing ever guitar I choose the 60th telecaster. WooW I can tell you that this guitar is not only stunning to look at but the playability is sweet sound that comes from this baby is so dramatic. If you are a player you will keep coming back for more! Don't think twice play it for ten minutes at a store near you load it take it home before their all gone! Enjoy a life time of one of Leo's greatest. thanks world famous tarheel gambler . ROCK AND ROLL BABY

 
5.0

Great Telecast all the way

By Tucson Guitar

from Tucson AZ

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I've played guitar for over 50 years, all brands, types and styles and I always come back to Telecasters for two reasons (1) simple straight forward design (i.e. 2 pups, 2 knobs) and (2) the wide range of tones available. For me it is the best all around guitar for rock, blues, country, even jazz. I was lucky enough to find a used 60th anniversary Telecaster in perfect condition, bought it the next day before someone else found it. The pickups have richer tone and more sustain than my MIM telecaster. I always told others I'd put my MIM tele up against an American made tele any day and an experience ear would not be able to tell the difference. I can't say that anymore, the MIM tele still sounds great but the 2011 American with vintage pups really rises above in tone. The Delta Tone feature is nice, adds more presence when activated, but what I like is that when I roll the tone knob back about half way I get a really mellow tone in all settings without the volume and mid range dropping off and it does not get muddy. My MIM tele loses mid sounds and some volume when I roll back the tone too much. IF you ever find a used 60th anniversary Tele I say snap it up, you won't be sorry.

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