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Fender American Original '50s Telecaster - Maple Fingerboard - Butterscotch Blonde

   
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The ultimate blue-collar guitar, the Telecaster launched a musical revolution when we released it. Quickly adopted by working guitarists who were enamored with its trend-setting sound, feel and unique style, the Telecaster laid the foundation for modern country, blues and even heavy metal (in Jimmy Page's hands). The American Original '50s Telecaster has all of the authentic Fender touches that made the Telecaster a star of the studio and stage, adding modern feel and pickup switching to this classic guitar.

The Pure Vintage '52 single-coil Telecaster pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 3 magnets. We even made sure the steel base plates are copper-plated, while the pickups' pole pieces are flush-mounted like the originals. The thick "U"-shaped neck profile gracefully fills the fret hand, while the 9.5"-radius fingerboard will feel familiar to any player. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware-including three brass barrel saddles-vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood "breathe" naturally with resonant tone, it also wears in a distinctively appealing way.

The American Original '50s Telecaster is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the foundation of modern music.

FEATURES
  • Ash body with lacquer finish
  • Two Pure Vintage ‘52 single-coil Telecaster pickups
  • Thick "U”-shaped neck profile; 9.5”-radius fingerboard
  • Vintage-style hardware; Telecaster bridge with three brass barrel saddles
  • Includes vintage-style hardshell case





LACQUER FINISH
LACQUER FINISH

The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.

PURE VINTAGE ‘52 PICKUPS
PURE VINTAGE ‘52 PICKUPS

American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years.

THICK “U” NECK SHAPE
THICK “U” NECK SHAPE

This Telecaster features a “U”-shaped neck profile for the substantial fret-hand feel typical of instruments from our original decade.

VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII

Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.

VINTAGE-CORRECT HARDWARE
VINTAGE-CORRECT HARDWARE

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware is just like the original.

FINGERBOARD & FRETS
FINGERBOARD & FRETS

This 9.5”-radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style 7.25” radius, providing a comfortable fret-hand feel. Vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.


Product Specs

Model Name
American Original '50s Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
Model #
0110132850
Series
American Original
Color
Butterscotch Blonde
Body
Ash
Body Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape
Telecaster®
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape
1952 "U"
Scale Length
25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets
21
Frets Size
Vintage Tall
String Nut
Bone
Nut Width
1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dots
Truss Rods
Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Bridge Pickup
Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup
Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration
SS
Bridge
3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines
Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
Pickguard
1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control Knobs
Knurled Dome
Strings
Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Dimensions
6.4x17.5x43.8 IN