Fender Fender American Original 50s Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Butterscotch Blonde

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Fender American Original 50s Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Butterscotch Blonde

What We Think

Some players want the original feel, look and sound. The classic series 50s Telecaster captures the debut guitar with a whole host of authentic, unmistakable Telecaster features that transport you back to the very origins of rock and roll, when globally recognised Fender was but a small shop in South California.

VINTAGE-STYLE SINGLE-COIL PICKUPS

The 50s Telecaster is fitted with vintage-style single-coil pickups that produce the classic Fender tone that has defined guitar tones for decades. 

"C" NECK PROFILE

This model sports the classic “C” profile. For those looking for a bit more chunk that the Modern C this profile is more rounded and great for players who like to wrap the their thumb over the top.

VINTAGE-STYLE 3 SADDLE BRIDGE

With true design and presentation that evokes the Telecaster of the 1950s, this model has a vintage-style 3 saddle bridge.

7.25” Radius 21 vintage-style frets

Paying homage to the original feel of the Telecaster the classic series Tele has a 7.25”radius, which to this day is still a very comfortable, combined with the vintage-style frets for a truly authentic experience

NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER FINISH

Nitrocellulose Lacquer is a legendary Fender finish. Famed for having superior sonic qualities, thinner and more delicate it lets the wood of the breathe letting the true tone sing through.  

As for the appearance the lacquers ages in a unique way that numerous players find attractive

The Fender American Original '50s Telecaster MN, Butterscotch Blonde recreates the sound and appearance of those 1950s Telecasters, combined with a modern feel for a classic Fender tone and style. Players who love the Telecaster's unique feel and style will truly appreciate the American Original Tele's tonal characteristics that take you soaring back to the 1950s. The Fender American Original Telecaster features Pure Vintage '52 single-coil Tele pickups which were built to be as period-correct as possible to deliver a powerfully authentic sound and a vintage-styled fat warmth. With these pickups, players are able to achieve the classic sounds from the 50s decade, from rock and roll, to swing, rockabilly, and rhythm and blues. With the American Original's iconic Telecaster body, thick U shaped neck profile, and familiar 9.5'' fingerboard radius, players can benefit from enhanced playability and the comfort that's on offer. The American Original also features a lacquer finish which allows the wood to breath naturally for added resonance, as well as helping the appearance to age in a distinctively appealing way. With all of these exceptional qualities, this is the reason why many legendary artists choose Fender.

Pure Vintage '52 Single Coil Pickups

The Fender American Original '50s Telecaster comes equipped with two Pure Vintage '52 pickups, which have been constructed to deliver the sweet, twangy and articulate sound the original Tele's were known for. These powerfully-vintage pickups are constructed to be as period correct as possible from its enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fibre bobbins, and alnico 3 magnets. Fender even made sure the steel base plates are copper plated, while the pickup's pole pieces are flush-mounted just like the originals. Furthermore, the American Original's bridge pickup projects a twangy tone when the guitar is lightly picked, yet delivers a fat, juicy, warm compression when driven hard. In addition, the neck pickup delivers a sweet, articulate and clear sound to add to its melodically-vintage tonal characteristics. With this, players who love to explore the musical possibilities of the 1950's are to certain to achieve sounds from genres including rock 'n' roll, modern country, rhythm and blues, rockabilly, swing, and pop.

Iconic Telecaster Body

With a highly recognisable and iconic Telecaster body, players can appreciate and benefit from its cutaway profile, which not only acts as an aesthetic appeal, but promotes the access to the upper fingerboard. The Telecaster's body is flat with wide shoulders which offer superb durability, perfect for those touring guitarists needing an incredibly reliable instrument with Fender's signature style and tone. Furthermore, the American Original features an ash body, which delivers bright, crisp and articulate tones with firm lows, snappy highs, good resonance, and plenty of twang. Its ash body also offers players a lightweight and comfortable playing experience. In addition, the Fender American Original features an ashtray bridge, where the strings go through the back of the guitar, offering incredibly stable strings while improving sustain and adding resonance.

Neck & Fingerboard

With a neck constructed from maple, the American Original has a bright attack with great sustain. The Fender American Original Tele features a thick U shaped neck profile which fills the hand provides a comfortable and secure grip no matter how much you like to race up and down the neck. The U neck profile is also perfect for players who like to place their thumb on the back or side of the neck, whilst its familiar 9.5'' fingerboard radius offers enhanced playability. Furthermore, the smooth playing neck is topped with a maple fingerboard which adds more sustain and plenty of bite to the guitar's overall sound.

The History of the Telecaster

The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster. An indispensable instrument, the Telecaster was the world's first successful solid-body electric guitar. Perfected after two years of development - and a name change or two - the Telecaster debuted in February 1951 and began its steady ascent towards the stage and studio. Ingeniously engineered with the ability to be heard both loud and clear, it was a marvel of simple design elegance and workhorse functionality. It is perhaps fitting testimony to its essential original rightness that the Telecaster design has hardly changed ever since.

Features

  • Original Fender style & tonal characteristics
  • Iconic Telecaster body & Pure Vintage pickups offer authentic, signature sound and appearance
  • Cutaway profile promotes the access to upper fingerboard shredding
  • Lightweight ash body offers comfortable playing experience
  • Real bone nut offers added resonance and sustain
  • Well-suited to rock 'n' roll, rhythm and blues, blues, country, and rockabilly
  • Lacquer finish enables the wood the breath naturally with added resonance
  • Butterscotch blonde finish & vintage-styled hardware offers retro look and feel

Specs

  • Model Number: 0110132850
  • Series: American Original

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Ash
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Bridge: (Ash Tray) 3-Saddle Vintage Style Strings Through Body w/ Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Colour: Butterscotch Blonde

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Profile: Thick U
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Mounting: 4-Bolt
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5''
  • Frets: 21 Vintage Tall
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 42 mm
  • Truss Rod: Vintage Style Hell Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut: Vintage Style Slotted

Hardware & Electronics

  • Hardware Colour: Chrome
  • Hardware Type: Vintage-Style
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line Fender Deluxe
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '52 Single Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '52 Single Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
  • Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Case: Vintage Style Hardshell

 

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