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Fender American Original '50s Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

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1500000152729   POS #:113970800
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From its original release, the Telecaster rapidly became a favorite of country, blues and early rock and roll players. It even made a space in heavy metal and jazz, thanks to the incredible versatility of it's pared-down-to-the-basics design. The American Original '50s Telecaster captures all that early Fender vibe with period correct hardware and ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

From its original release, the Telecaster rapidly became a favorite of country, blues and early rock and roll players. It even made a space in heavy metal and jazz, thanks to the incredible versatility of it's pared-down-to-the-basics design. The American Original '50s Telecaster captures all that early Fender vibe with period correct hardware and pickups, but adds modern switching and neck radius for an ideal "old-meets-new" sound and playability.

Features

  • Solid ash body with gloss nitrocellulose finish
  • 21-fret, nitro-finished '52-U maple on maple neck with 9.5" radius
  • Period correct Pure Vintage '52 single-coil pickups with copper-plated steel base plates
  • Vintage-style through-body string mount bridge with three brass-barrel saddles
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: '52 U
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Vintage tall
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm) Bone
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Pure Vintage '52 single-coil Tele
  • Middle:
  • Bridge: Pure Vintage '52 single-coil Tele
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split:
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style string-through
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: 1-ply phenolic pickguard
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Original '50s Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
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4.0

Great guitar...case is inferior

By the Roman

from Washington DC

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Comments about Fender American Original '50s Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

No other reviews? Bought this "used" from GC. Basically brand new with all the case candy. Beautiful guitar, impeccable craftsmanship...though I like the pick ups on my "52 AVRI a little better. Neck is great...though the low E seems awfully close to the edge of the fretboard, and string pops off once in a while. My one gripe is with the G&G company. I guess fender can't quit them. I have G&G cases from 15 years ago that are like fine pieces of luggage. The case that came with this is sturdy, but the quality is inferior. The fender badge is misalligned, one of the interior dividers has pulled away from the wall, and the Tweed fabric seems like a cheap paper product. I have had to return about 2 out of 3 G&G cases for similar QC issues. Fender needs a new vender, some US base company that whole employees can spend the two seconds it takes make sure things line up...

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