From the glory days of '60s rock and roll, the telecaster really found its feet and set on the path to becoming one of the most iconic guitars of all time. Using accurate materials and manufacturing methods, this model from 2018's American Original series takes a modern guitar about as close as we've ever heard to an authentic telecaster from the decade.
Using Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele pick-ups in the neck and the bridge, which use the same alnico magnets and bobbin materials in order to provide an exceptionally hot, super responsive, accurate-to-the-era '60s Telecaster twang. Controlled by just a single volume and tone knob, and 3-way selector switch, you'll be amazed at the incredible array of tones you can produce from the Fender American Original Telecaster.
A '60s "C" shape neck has the profile of the original model, apart from the modern addition of taller frets to provide better intonation and less fret buzz, plus the 9.5" radius board that encourages faster movement around the entire length of the rosewood fretboard.
Topped off with a gorgeous Lake Placid Blue finish with a stylish white binding and the inclusion of vintage style hardware, in order to give an additional level for that complete '60s vibe.
The American Original series comes complete with hardcase.
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Body Material: Double Bound Alder
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Fret Size: Vintage Tall
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: '60s "C"
- Number of Frets: 21
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
- Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
- Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele
- Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Barrel Steel Saddles
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell
- Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
- Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)