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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years.
This Telecaster features a “C”-shaped neck profile delivered straight from the mid-1960s to your hands. Remarkably comfortable, it suits any playing style.
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.
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.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Material||Double Bound Alder|
|Body Finish||Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Color||Lake Placid Blue|
|Neck Shape||'60s C|
|Fingerboard Material||Round-Laminated Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Pearloid Dots|
|Number of Frets||21, Vintage Tall|
|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|