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Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar Faded Sonic Blue Rosewood Fingerboard

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Former Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Chris Fleming has taken his previous design for the Classic Player Baja Telecaster and upgraded it with full-on 1960s features and vibe, including a maple fing... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Former Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Chris Fleming has taken his previous design for the Classic Player Baja Telecaster and upgraded it with full-on 1960s features and vibe, including a maple fingerboard and a comfortable '60s "C"-shaped neck profile.

The Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar also features an alder body, 9.5" fingerboard radius and 21 medium jumbo frets, single-coil American Vintage '52 Tele (neck) and '58 Tele (bridge) pickups with special four-way (including both pickups in series) and S-1 switching, three-ply pickguard, American Vintage string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass "barrel" saddles, special Custom Shop neck plate engraving and more. Deluxe gig bag included.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: American vintage '52 Tele
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: American vintage '58 Tele
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Switchable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 4-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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FenderClassic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Works as advertised

By Old man Guitar Lover

from Denver

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good look
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    All around great... even the pros like them ! Best bang for the buck !

     
    5.0

    Excellent guitar. Looks and sounds great, glad i bought it.

    By Mike

    from Methuen Ma

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I have a Strat so i wanted to get a tele for different feel and tone. This guitar is awesome!!! The quality is there and it looks awesome.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Cool Tele

      By Nicky Strange

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        In my opinion, this is the best product to come out of Fender's Mexico factory ever. The guitar has a great feel with a special neck shape that really feels good in your hand. The color of the body coupled with the mint green pickguard really makes this one stand out. While it looks and feels great, it sounds even better. The pickups are from the custom shop ('52 at the neck, '58 at the bridge) and sound amazing. Very smooth neck pickup and classic tele twang from the bridge pickup. What sets this apart from other Tele's is the 4 position pickup switch that gives you two different middle position settings, one in parallel and one in series. Also, in the middle positions, you can engage the S-1 switch to give both out of phase sounds which add even more tonal variations to the guitar. Honestly, I am a strat guy through and through, but this Tele gives the Strat a run for it's money in terms of how many different tones you can achieve. All around great guitar that I will keep in my collection for a long time. Only thing I'm not crazy about is the gloss finish on the neck. Would've preferred satin, but other than that, couldn't be happier.

         
        5.0

        No better Tele for the money

        By Brad

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          Beautiful, classic look, felt right at home in my hands. I love this guitar's tone and twang. It's all the guitar I need!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          one of the best mid/low priced guitars ever

          By Duane Eddy

          from Georgetown, sc.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            wonderful piece of kit. as soon as I got this ax, I put a set of Elixer 11's-49's... OMG. this guitar sounds so good played acoustically, plugged in it great too.once I set up the intonation and action, now it's my main axe. absolutely love this machine. Kudos to Guitar Center for turning me on to this gem!!!!

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar!

            By Westerhalen

            from Albany, GA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I'm a stay-at-home guitarist who has been playing for more than 30 years. I'm a big fan of Ry Cooder, Keith Richards, Marc Ribot, Sly and The Family Stone, Robben Ford, Bill Frisell, John Lee Hooker, Danny Gatton, and Prince. This Telecaster has allowed me to get as close to the tone of my guitar heroes without having to take out a mortgage for a vintage or a custom guitar. I love the rosewood neck, the S-1 switching, and reissue pick-ups. I can't put it down!

              (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent tele, annoying truss rod

              By Nick

              from Knoxville, TN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Truss Rod Design

              Best Uses

              • Blues
              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Rock
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              This is an excellent tele with a great feel and great classic tele tones. The rosewood board is a cool option to have on a classic design too. The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because of the HORRIBLE truss rod placement - under the pickguard... C'mon Fender, you know better. A truss rod needs to be adjusted for tension WITH the strings on. On this design, you have to take the strings off to adjust it and wildly guess and overcompensate when trying to get it right. The neck is solid and once properly adjusted, it will last you a while. All in all, this is a great guitar if you can live with the truss rod placement. If you don't do your own guitar setups, it won't matter to you anyway.

              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Awesome on its own

              By Alfred

              from CA

              Site Member

              Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              TLDR's Plays well, set up is good, finish is good. Pickups sound great, and great guitar to own. It stacks well against the USA models. Has S1 switch. Get it before the online world's constant jocking of these models (this and the 50's one) Fender realizes how good these are and jacks up the price. The review: First off the playability is great. It's a 9 inch radius and modern-ish neck so its not the vintage specs. It is a C, so if you're looking for the Baja 50's version neck, this is not. If you want vintage sound / spec but with a modern neck, these is the model to get. The American special has same quality but that has huge frets like a toy guitar almost. The neck is a C so there is some beef, but its not as thick as the Baja 50's. The rosewood has this ease of play and steel wool on the back helps ease the gloss. The action was set from the factory a little high but its fine for me and I can change it later. The tone is different (compared to the baja 50's) but I like the tones it puts out. The S1 is pretty cool and adds to some extra tones, but alot of people don't like it, but it adds an extra dimension and one can get some interesting sounds via efx with the S1 switch on. I like these models because I can just play it out of the box (not have to get new pick ups or do a whole set up). The finish is standard, gloss and the color is good. The neck and fret jobs are great, and the rosewood isn't glossed over. It has a different feel than maple and its nice. There aren't any negatives (like paint runs or bad frets), the quality of the mexican factory is great. Despite the 3 saddle the intonation is good, and has the vintage truss rod adjustment in the base of the neck . . . its not as great as the modernized compensated 3 or 6 saddles, but these will work for vintage sound. I enjoy this much better than the roadworn it replaced (the roadworn had more playability and feel but the pick ups aren't as great as the 50's or 60's classic players, and it set up / constant tuning / jack fiddli9g etc . . .) and I like the sounds more. I got lucky as I bought these (classic teles 50 and 60's baja) unseen but they play and sound great. Before the great recession, when guitar stocks were plenty and lots of store and . . . I played lots of roadworns before finding a good one, and the two classic players sounded much better and fits in my hands (the feel will come with time spend on these, yeah they don't wear like nitro but . . . ) and I got them unseen. Too bad post recession there isn't much stock to play with and test out. The quality is USA level, which is great and the price these have isn't too bad. The telecaster forums love these things and the quality is nice. The weight is about average, around high 7's. So its not LP based (my first guitar is a LP style and I play bass so I'm used to weight). If it was stolen, I'd buy exact replacement.

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