The Fender American Original '50s Telecaster is Leo Fender's 1952 Telecaster legitimized electric guitar as a mainstream instrument. Session blues and country players praised the Tele for its blue-collar price and trendsetting looks. And with it, artists like Jimmy Page and Keith Richards shaped the very sound of rock 'n' roll. The Fender American Original '50s Telecaster has the heart and soul of a true '52.
Period correct are the Fender American Original '50s Telecaster's strong, straight-grained ash body with single-ply phenolic pickguard and brass barrel saddles; hand-filling baseball bat "U" maple neck; Spanky maple fingerboard with vintage-tall frets and black dot inlays; and painstakingly correct, copper-plated Pure Vintage '52 pickups. Yet it’s tailored for the modern player — the comfortable 9.5-inch fingerboard of the Fender American Original ’50s Telecaster minimizes fretting out as you move up the neck.
- Pure Vintage '52 pickups are painstakingly period correct.
- '50s-era chunky "U" maple neck fills the hand.
- Modern 9.5-inch fingerboard radius minimizes fretting out.
- Period-correct ash body with breathable nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
- Authentic 1-ply phenolic pickguard.
- Spanky, articulate maple fingerboard.
- Bone nut and string-through-body maximize sustain.
- Classic 3-saddle bridge with brass barrel saddles.
- Kluson-style vintage tuning machines.
- Tweed hardshell case included.