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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 spe... Read More

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Overview

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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Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s U
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Specially Designed James Burton
  • Middle: Specially Designed James Burton
  • Bridge: Specially Designed James Burton
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap, cable
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderArtist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

What took me so long? This guitar is HOT!

By Art G., Healer and Hellraiser

from Denver, CO

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Comfortable, even after a long session
  • Flawless finish
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Stays in tune even with heavy use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Country music
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Artist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for over 50 years and own several other guitars. I have admired that "Tele sound" for years but had never played one. One evening, I was visiting my local GC and while waiting for my regular sales associate, another staff member saw me admiring an American Deluxe Telecaster and asked me if I wanted to play it. I said sure and I wondered, "this is great! What took me so long?" I did my usual careful research and discovered the James Burton Signature Telecaster. I thought WOW, this is it. I ordered the blue flame edition and it has been my workhorse ever since. Fast and smooth with a very wide range of single coil and humbucking tones via the S-1 switch. I play it through a Fender '65 reissue Twin Reverb and it is a match made in guitar heaven. If you like Telecasters, don't wait because this special edition probably won't be around much longer. You won't regret it.

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    5.0

    My Best Guitar…Period!

    By Stray Cat Man

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fast Easy To Play Neck
    • Fun To Play
    • Great Pickups
    • Great Sonic Range
    • Great Value
    • Killer Looks
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Anything you want

    Comments about Fender Artist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    If you're looking for a great guitar, BUY THIS! I have other high-line guitars (Les Paul, Gretsch, Rickenbacker), but the JB Tele is the best, and gets almost all my playing time now. The body is light and comfortable. The maple neck is simple and elegant, with a fantastic feel – the toughest leads are easier to play and sound better than on any other guitar I've ever played. The Lace Sensor pickups are fantastic – quiet (virtually zero hum) and responsive, with a range you can't believe. The five-position switch (with parallel sound in two positions) give you so many sonic options, you don't need another ax. Of course it can scream country twang and rockabilly, but it can also do a fine jazz guitar sound. Just great.

    And the looks? Simply killer. I fell in love with in online, and it looks even better in person. When I picked it up, I opened the box and case, and at least 15 people in the store came over to fawn over it for ten minutes. My playing partners are in love with it, and feel the same as I do. If there's a cooler (or better) guitar out there, I can't name it, especially for this price. It looks jewel-like in some details, like the flame graphics that look six inches deep, the way the pickups blend into the look, to the beautiful neck, head and tuners. The ornate flames front and back are so, so sweet. If you're looking for a Tele, Strat, or just something truly unique and killer that can do everything extremely well, this is it. Buy it, and you'll be a "happy cat!"

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    5.0

    A "number one" kind of guitar

    By Stratgeist

    from Houston, TX

    Pros

    • Clarity
    • Intonation Stability
    • Sustain
    • Tone Flexibility

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just EVERYTHING

      Comments about Fender Artist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      This is what I wrote, recently, to a friend in an e-mail: A few weeks ago, completely as a result of impulse shopping, I bought a new James Burton Plus Telecaster, with the blue and gold artwork -- without even trying a showroom model, hearing it, or anything. I just felt confident in its heritage and designers. I am ever glad I did. I can't praise that guitar enough. Incredible tone and sustain, especially on string bends. Incredible stability in intonation ALL the way up and down the neck. Lots of variety in tone. Wow, wow, wow!

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      5.0

      Awesome Guitar!

      By Alan Meeuwsen

      from Jackson, Michigan

      Comments about Fender Artist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      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!!!

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      5.0

      This guitar rocks...

      By OttoMatick

      from Seattle, WA

      Comments about Fender Artist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      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...

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      5.0

      smooth guitar

      By guitarman

      from toms river, NJ

      Comments about Fender Artist Series James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      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!

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