Fender American Original ’60s Telecaster (2018)
The American Original ‘60s Telecaster combines period-accurate sound and style from this electrifying decade with modern, fast-playing feel and pickup switching. One of the most versatile guitars ever created, the Telecaster is easily at home in any genre, thanks to its flexible sound, alluring style and smooth playing feel. In 1960, we offered rosewood as the standard fingerboard wood and launched the Telecaster Custom, an elegant model with a double-bound body and 3-ply pickguard.
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 ‘64 PICKUPS
American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years.
“MID-’60S C” NECK SHAPE
This Telecaster features a “C”-shaped neck profile delivered straight from the mid-1960s to your hands. Remarkably comfortable, it suits any playing style.
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.
From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware is just like the original.
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.
|Body:||Double Bound Alder|
|Neck type:||’60s “C” Maple|
|Tuners:||Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe”|
|Bridge:||3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Barrel Steel Saddles|
|Neck pickup:||Pure Vintage ’64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele®|
|Bridge pickup:||Pure Vintage ’64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele®|
|Pickup switch:||3-way switch|
|Controls:||1x Volume, 1x Tone|
|Colors:||Fiesta Red, Lake Placid Blue, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Strings:||6 strings, Fender® USA 250R NPS|
In 1950, Fender introduced the first mass-produced solid-body Spanish-style electric guitar, the Telecaster. Following its success, Fender created the first mass-produced electric bass, the Precision Bass (P-Bass). In 1954, Fender unveiled the Stratocaster (“Strat”) guitar. With the Telecaster and Precision Bass on the market for some time, Leo Fender was able to incorporate input from working musicians into the Stratocaster’s design. The Strat’s comfortable contoured edges and in-built vibrato system led to its soaring popularity. shop.fender.com