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Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster - Butterscotch Blonde

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Maple Neck and Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Butterscotch Blonde
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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone. Just one year after launching the Broadcaster®, Fender received a cease-and-desist telegram from the Fred Gretsch Mfg. Co. and was faced with renaming its flagship electric guitar. Taking inspiration from the booming growth and expansive reach of television, the first blackguard Telecaster rolled off the line in 1951, and the model has been in continuous production ever since. Deceptively simple and totally groundbreaking, the Telecaster® brought the solid body electric guitar to the masses, inspiring countless musicians along the way. The American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster features an ash body finished in Butterscotch Blonde to capture the tone and look of the original. The substantial ‘51 “U”-shaped hard rock maple neck plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1951, 12th fret face-dot spacing is narrow and the sole Phillips-head fastener on the guitar is at the truss rod nut. The triple brass saddle bridge, single-line “Fender Deluxe” tuners and Pure Vintage '51 Telecaster pickups deliver classic twang and authentic Fender style. The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster at a Glance:

  • Ash Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage '51 Tele® pickups
  • “U”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles, Serialized
  • Pure Vintage Single-Line “Fender Deluxe” Tuners

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

Ash Body

Ash is a warm-toned wood with clear, bright highs, defined midrange, focused lows, and a beautiful grain pattern.

7.25” Radius Maple Fingerboard

The 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1951 “U”-Shape Neck

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

Pure Vintage ‘51 Telecaster Pickups

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets.

Vintage-Style Hardware

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.

Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • A spot-on re-creation of a 1951 Telecaster
  • Solid ash body offers a bright acoustic tone with excellent sustain and loads of midrange "pop"
  • Pure Vintage '51 Telecaster single-coil pickups provide jangly, smooth, sparkling tones with a distinct twangy bite
  • Knurled dome master volume and tone knobs; 3-way pickup selector switch
  • 1-piece, "U"-shaped hard-rock maple neck offers a hand-filling playing experience
  • Maple fingerboard with a vintage, 7.25-inch radius and 21 vintage-tall frets
  • 3-barrel bridge with brass saddles; vintage-style tuning machines
  • Eye-catching nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body and neck

            Body Type Solidbody
            Body Shape American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster
            Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
            Number of Strings 6
            Body Material Ash
            Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
            Color Butterscotch Blonde
            Neck Material Maple
            Neck Shape 1951 "U"
            Radius 7.25"
            Fingerboard Material Maple
            Fingerboard Inlay Black Dot
            Number of Frets 21, Vintage Tall
            Scale Length 25.5"
            Nut Width 1.650"
            Nut Material Bone
            Bridge/Tailpiece Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles, Serialized
            Tuners Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
            Neck Pickup Fender Pure Vintage '51 Single-Coil Tele
            Bridge Pickup Fender Pure Vintage '51 Single-Coil Tele
            Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
            Strings Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
            Case Included Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)
            Manufacturer Part Number 0110312850