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Fender American Original '60s Telecaster - Lake Placid Blue

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6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Lake Placid Blue
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The '60s saw a number of changes for the Fender Telecaster, most notably in the form of the 1964 Telecaster Custom. It's from this black-tie beauty that the Fender American Original '60s Telecaster draws inspiration. Front and back body binding give this Tele its showcase looks, and a smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard adds touches of warmth and sustain to its characteristic twang. The comfortable '60s "C" neck feels great in the hand, while the modern 9.5" fingerboard radius permits lead work you'd be hard-pressed to replicate on a true '64. Painstakingly period-correct Pure Vintage '64 bridge and neck pickups, together with a vintage 3-saddle bridge and copper plate, give the American Original '60s Telecaster a blues and country soul that's just to die for.

Fender American Original '60s Telecaster at a Glance:

  • Alder body with lacquer finish
  • Two Pure Vintage '64 single-coil Telecaster pickups
  • Mid-60s "C"-shaped neck profile; 9.5"-radius fingerboard
  • Vintage-style hardware; Telecaster bridge with three steel saddles
  • Includes vintage-style hardshell case

Classic "C" neck with a modern fingerboard radius

This Tele's '60s-era "C" neck profile is suited for all playing styles. It's a little chunkier than the modern Fender "C," but still contoured, for both thumb-behind and thumb-over players. Where the American Original '60s Telecaster has the advantage over a classic '64 is its enlarged 9.5" (from 7.25") fingerboard radius, which allows for upper-register leads and bends with less risk of fretting out.

Pure Vintage '64 pickups

These Pure Vintage '64 single-coils are as period correct as they come, from the fiber bobbins and Alnico V magnets right down to the enamel-coated coil wire and cloth-covered output wires. The woody twang and delicate dynamics of your favorite classic player are reborn in this stunning tribute.

Deluxe bound body with a vintage nitro finish

This Tele gets a cosmetic upgrade courtesy of front and back body binding and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. If you're looking for a Tele with a visual kick, look no further than the Fender American Original '60s Telecaster from Music Experience.

What Fender Says...

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 American Original ‘60s Telecaster combines period-accurate sound and style from this electrifying decade with modern, fast-playing feel and pickup switching.

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 '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.

Vintage Correct Hardware

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.

Fender American Original '60s Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • A tribute to the 1964 Telecaster Custom
  • Pure Vintage '64 pickups are painstakingly period correct
  • '60s-era "C" maple neck suits all playing styles
  • Modern 9.5" fingerboard radius minimizes fretting out
  • Resonant alder body with front and back binding
  • Breathable nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Rosewood fretboard adds touches of warmth and sustain to the Tele twang
  • Bone nut and string-through-body maximize sustain
  • Classic 3-saddle bridge with copper shielding plate
  • Kluson-style vintage tuning machines

            Body Type Solidbody
            Body Shape Jazzmaster
            Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
            Number of Strings 6
            Body Material Double Bound Alder
            Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
            Color Lake Placid Blue
            Neck Material Maple
            Neck Shape '60s C
            Radius 9.5"
            Fingerboard Material Round-Laminated Rosewood
            Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Dots
            Number of Frets 21, Vintage Tall
            Scale Length 25.5"
            Nut Width 1.650"
            Nut Material Bone
            Bridge/Tailpiece 3-Saddle Vintage Style, Slotted Steel Saddles
            Tuners Pure Vintage Single Line Fender Deluxe
            Neck Pickup '64 Pure Vintage Single-coil
            Bridge Pickup '64 Pure Vintage Single-coil
            Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
            Strings Fender USA 250R, .010-.046
            Case Included Deluxe Black Hardshell Case
            Manufacturer Part Number 0110140802

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