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Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar  

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This Fender Tele has the look and feel of the timeless '60s models and incorporates all their coolest features from the distinctive headstock and body shape to the 3-ply pickguard and rosewood fingerb... Click To Read More About This Product

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This Fender Tele has the look and feel of the timeless '60s models and incorporates all their coolest features from the distinctive headstock and body shape to the 3-ply pickguard and rosewood fingerboard. Made in Fender's Mexico factory.

Features
  • Alder body (polyester finish)
  • Maple C-shaped neck
  • (gloss urethane finish) 25-1/2" scale length
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 7.25" radius
  • 21 vintage-style frets
  • 1.625" nut width
  • 2 single-coil pickups with alnico magnets (neck and bridge) and aged covers
  • 3-position pickup switch
  • Vintage-style 3-saddle, strings-thru-body Tele bridge
  • Master volume, master tone
  • Fender Ping vintage-style tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Top hat switch tip
  • 3-ply mint green pickguard
  • Synthetic bone nut
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FenderClassic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

MIM Classic '60s Tele: Worth the Wait!

I ordered the Classic '60s Telecaster in Olympic White in December of 2009 and after a lengthy delay due to the first guitar being damaged in transit, I finally took home the replacement one...Read complete review

I ordered the Classic '60s Telecaster in Olympic White in December of 2009 and after a lengthy delay due to the first guitar being damaged in transit, I finally took home the replacement one in May of 2009. I bought the Telecaster to get a classic sound, and I wanted a relatively inexpensive guitar that was similar to the one Jimmy Page used in the Yardbirds and on Led Zeppelin I. I have nothing but praise for this guitar. The neck is very comfortable, quite thin, which is what I prefer. The finish was flawless, and it was set up well when we took it out of the box. I play it though a Fender 15W Super Champ XD most of the time (sounds amazing on Voice 8), as well as on a 60W Fender Hot Rod Deville. The guitar sounds great overdriven or clean, and has a classic vibe all around. This is the perfect instrument to compliment a double humbucking guitar. Also, the tuners stay in tune well. If it were stolen, I would replace it in a heartbeat. Overall, I am quite impressed with the craftsmanship of the Mexican-made Fender instrument. I honestly enjoy playing this more than my Gibson Les Paul Classic, but that could be because of the ceramic pups that came with that model. I'm going to swap them out for Classic '57s eventually. Anyways, I highly recommend this instrument! I do wish the Tele came with a gig bag, but get a tweed case and you're good to go!

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Not The Fender I Remember. Leo would be ashamed.

I've been playing a guitar since the early 60's. My fist Fender was a 65 Telecaster. What a guitar. Absolutely perfect in quality, tone and durability. I'm now recently retired and...Read complete review

I've been playing a guitar since the early 60's. My fist Fender was a 65 Telecaster. What a guitar. Absolutely perfect in quality, tone and durability. I'm now recently retired and I went back to tinkering with the guitar. I thought I would treat myself to a new Fender. What a mistake. This Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster is simply taking advantage of Fenders once good name. I ordered the first guitar over the phone to take advantage of a gift card. It was delivered with the metal staples missing on one end. The box was sealed with clear tape. Inspecting the guitar, the open G string rattled (buzzed) against the first fret - something obviously missed during the made in Mexico quality control. I packed it up and sent it back to GC. They graciously replaced it. While still enroute back to GC, they sent out the replacement guitar. The replacement arrived, box was sealed properly and everything looked good until I played the guitar. THE OPEN G STRING RATTLED (BUZZED) AGAINST THE 1ST FRET - JUST LIKE THE FIRST GUITAR! This is either a joke or a shame. Either way, I'm finished with Fender. The other two reviewers either got lucky or they're tied to Fender in some way. If you're thinking of buying this model in particular, or Fender in general, consider yourself forewarned.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Quality Is Great

By David

from San Bernardino

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Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

The quality of the guitar is great. The factory set up was a bit high on the action. Intonation was good on every string except the low E which you could hear on the 12th fret. The bridge carries 2 strings each so it seems impossible to get the intonation right on one string without affecting the other. But I guess that's how "old school" folks like it.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Overpriced?

By rick rivets

from NYC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I guess those who think this is overpriced never owned a real guitar. I think this is a bargain for what you're getting.I pay more for shoes and to think how authentic these are I find them a real steal. I want a white one as I have the black and at these prices I don't want to miss out on them.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    60's guitar

    By Joaquin apuy

    from LA, CA

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar for the price. At first the neck feel a lil different, but once you get used to, it?s absolutely amazing. Great vintage look and sound. Buy this baby, you won't regret it.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great guitar

    By James Sgamba

    from California

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    This guitar sounds pretty wonderful. Definitely makes me happy with my choice. The only bad thing about it, that keeps this from being five stars, is the fact that one of the saddles had a chunk chipped out of it.... It caused such a nasty rattle. Easy enough fix though, I just flipped it and now it sounds absolutely great.

    (14 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    True to the name

    By William Newnum

    from Bryan, TX

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I gave it an 8 due to the relatively high price, too small neck radius (bigget issue), and small frets. However, it sounds great. The only way I would ever replace this guitar is to shell out the extra $300 and get an American Standard alder with a rosewood fretboard.
    It's loaded with retro 60s features (tuners, rounded neck, bridge, etc) as advertised.
    I bought this guitar because I already have a couple of Telecasters with a maple fretboard, which I love, so I wanted to try one with a rosewood. Plus, I have always thought that Fender's 60s throwback guitars looked great.

    This guitar is true to the 60s. It's got the ashtray sides on the bridge. I don't know what purpose they serve, but they're perfect for me as the bottom one is right where I rest my pinky when playing. I don't care much for the tuners, although the guitar does stay in tune. I'm not going to mark off for anything vintage that does its job.

    I have small hands, so I was excited about the 7.25" neck radius. It's too small though. It's tough to chord higher up the neck as you have to be very precise with where your fingers are so you don't mute the wrong strings. A 9.5" radius would have made this guitar much easier for me to play.

    I've never been big on the importance of fret size, but the vintage ones are MUCH less pronounced than jumbo or even medium-jumbo. It takes some getting used to but it isn't any major hindrance like the small neck radius.

    One unexpected bonus... The stock pickups have much less buzz than my other MiM tele. They must be better shielded. The bridge pickup also doesn't get "shrill" with treble like the other one, which I suspect is because of the rosewood neck. I had planned on getting the vintage noiseless pickups, but am not going to worry about it now. My only complaint about the pickups is that they seem to produce less output overall than my MiM or American tele. No biggie though. That's what volume knobs are for.

    I got the Olympic White. I'm not a huge fan of white guitars, but the mint green pickguard REALLY works. That's doesn't come through very well in the pictures.
    I gave it a 9 on value. It's a nice guitar, and I couldn't be happier with how well shielded the pickups are. I bought my used, so I guess there is a chance that the first owner upgraded them. The neck is straight, and the action is low. $699 is pretty pricey for a MiM guitar, which is why it got a 9 rather than a 10. It comes with the standard Fender gig bag.

    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender Classic 60's Tele

    By Stratmeister

    from Detroit

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    A nicely rendered re-issue of a true classic. I work at least 48 weekends a year and I own several original vintage telecasters from the 60's,but am afraid to use them on stage. So for an alternative to freaking out everytime someone falls near the stage,I bought this guitar. It feels a lot like my originals and is similar in weight and tone. I did change out the pickups for a noiseless set,but the original tone was good enough to work with. I would recommend this guitar to anybody that's looking for a lower priced alternative to a more costly vintage or reissue. Nice Axe!

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    60's TELE

    By Bluto

    from New York

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Bought it here as cond "2" .It is in great shape . Sounds nice for a Tele .Always been a Strat guy and never gave the Tele much thought till now . After playing most the night my last gig on the new Tele , I'm hooked on the sound and playability of this guitar . Just ordered another (standard) and will probably start collecting them . Fine guitar although I feel this model is somewhat over-priced .

    (9 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not The Fender I Remember. Leo would be ashamed.

    By Bill

    from Warrenton, Virginia

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing a guitar since the early 60's. My fist Fender was a 65 Telecaster. What a guitar. Absolutely perfect in quality, tone and durability. I'm now recently retired and I went back to tinkering with the guitar. I thought I would treat myself to a new Fender. What a mistake. This Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster is simply taking advantage of Fenders once good name. I ordered the first guitar over the phone to take advantage of a gift card. It was delivered with the metal staples missing on one end. The box was sealed with clear tape. Inspecting the guitar, the open G string rattled (buzzed) against the first fret - something obviously missed during the made in Mexico quality control. I packed it up and sent it back to GC. They graciously replaced it. While still enroute back to GC, they sent out the replacement guitar. The replacement arrived, box was sealed properly and everything looked good until I played the guitar. THE OPEN G STRING RATTLED (BUZZED) AGAINST THE 1ST FRET - JUST LIKE THE FIRST GUITAR! This is either a joke or a shame. Either way, I'm finished with Fender. The other two reviewers either got lucky or they're tied to Fender in some way. If you're thinking of buying this model in particular, or Fender in general, consider yourself forewarned.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I ordered this guitar at Long & Mcquade in candy apple red. I was a bit worried about if the guitar would have a crappy neck, or if there would be poor workmanship. The guitar came in and I was the first to look at it. I am amazed at how nice this guitar looks. Not a single imperfection anywhere!! Even the piece of wood they used for the neck is just gorgeous! I would say this is right up there with the American series guitars. I was a little unhappy with the tone of the neck pickup right from the start, so I finally got fed up and saved the money up for some Texas Specials. Get these pickups! They are so awesome! The neck pickup is way better than the stock pickups as well as the bridge pickup. It has to be heard to believe how sweet they really are!! Especially the two pickups combined!! Some say it's way overpriced, but I disagree completely. My only beef with this guitar is that it didn't come with a hard case. I can't understand why such a nice guitar wouldn't be complimented with one. Not a big deal as hard cases are readily available. Who knows, maybe there really is crappy 60's teles out there, but I think Fender is really stepping it up lately. Check one out!

    (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    MIM Classic '60s Tele: Worth the Wait!

    By Chris

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I ordered the Classic '60s Telecaster in Olympic White in December of 2009 and after a lengthy delay due to the first guitar being damaged in transit, I finally took home the replacement one in May of 2009. I bought the Telecaster to get a classic sound, and I wanted a relatively inexpensive guitar that was similar to the one Jimmy Page used in the Yardbirds and on Led Zeppelin I. I have nothing but praise for this guitar. The neck is very comfortable, quite thin, which is what I prefer. The finish was flawless, and it was set up well when we took it out of the box. I play it though a Fender 15W Super Champ XD most of the time (sounds amazing on Voice 8), as well as on a 60W Fender Hot Rod Deville. The guitar sounds great overdriven or clean, and has a classic vibe all around. This is the perfect instrument to compliment a double humbucking guitar. Also, the tuners stay in tune well. If it were stolen, I would replace it in a heartbeat. Overall, I am quite impressed with the craftsmanship of the Mexican-made Fender instrument. I honestly enjoy playing this more than my Gibson Les Paul Classic, but that could be because of the ceramic pups that came with that model. I'm going to swap them out for Classic '57s eventually. Anyways, I highly recommend this instrument! I do wish the Tele came with a gig bag, but get a tweed case and you're good to go!

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