Have you dreamed of owning a vintage Tele but felt that it was out of your reach? Stop dreaming and pick up a Fender Vintera '50s Telecaster. It has all the classic features a Tele connoisseur could ask for, including a period-correct U-shaped neck and '50s-style single-coil pickups. The neck is really beefy — it gives you something to wrap your hand around, while its 7.25"-radius fingerboard provides effortless, classic playability And the Tim Shaw–designed pickups serve up the snarling twang that Telecasters are famous for. A 3-saddle bridge with brass barrel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, knurled dome knobs, and a 1-ply pickguard complete the package with original-era aesthetics. The Vintera '50s Telecaster includes a vintage-tinted neck and vintage-inspired color — it’s almost like playing a carefully preserved classic!
The Vintera '50s Telecaster was designed to take you back to the roots of the original Fender Telecaster — a guitar that hit the market when singing cowboys were electrifying country and western music for the first time. Since then, the Tele has grown beyond its country roots to lend its signature tone to practically every genre of popular music — rock, funk, metal, punk, jazz — you name it. With its vintage-style, 3-saddle bridge, early-'50s U-shaped neck, knurled dome knobs, 1-ply pickguard, and single-coil pickups, the Vintera '50s Telecaster captures the spirit of this timeless guitar perfectly.
Twangy and articulate, the Fender Vintera '50s Telecaster comes armed with a killer set of vintage-style, Tim Shaw–designed single-coil pickups. These pups boast Alnico II and III magnets, Formvar-coated wire, and staggered beveled pole pieces — everything you need to reproduce the crisp, snarling sound that made the original Tele so versatile. Whether you're looking for the upper-end spank of modern country or the low-end growl that made the Telecaster a viable rock axe, this guitar delivers.
The Vintera Series offers Fender’s most popular models in a myriad of shapes and sizes. These instruments are ideal for players who dig vintage-style Fenders, but feel that American Original and Custom Shop guitars are out of their reach. Vintera Series instruments are available in both Vintage and Modified configurations: Vintage models span the ’50s to the ’70s, with period-correct specifications for each era, while Modified models look like vintage instruments but include modern updates that contemporary guitarists will appreciate. All Vintera Series guitars and basses boast Tim Shaw–designed pickups and are available in a wide array of vintage-inspired colors. The guitarists here at Music Experience have found the Vintera Series to be the perfect introduction to Fender’s iconic lineup of legendary instruments.
For players who want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era, we created the Vintera ‘50s Telecaster. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade—including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with re-voiced pickups—this guitar has all of the bite and twang that made the Telecaster a legend. For authentic, vintage-style tone we recreated our favorite set of ‘50s Telecaster pickups. Twangy and articulate, they have the crisp, snarling sound that put Fender on the musical map. The thick, fat-shouldered “Early 50s U”-shaped neck has a 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel. A vintage-style Tele® bridge with three brass barrel saddles gives this Telecaster it’s characteristic twang, while vintage-style tuning machines provide original-era aesthetics, rock-solid performance and tuning stability. Other features include vintage-style strap buttons, chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate. Includes deluxe gig bag.
A classic Fender tone wood, alder’s sound is balanced with equal doses of lows, mids and highs.
Fat and comfortable, the “Early ‘50s U”-shaped profile has thick shoulders for authentic feel and tone.
We recreated our favorite set of ‘50s Telecaster pickups. They’re full of the twangy, well-defined tone that made Fender instruments famous.
Hosting 21 vintage-style frets, the 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument.
This Telecaster incorporates a stylishly classic bridge with a rock-solid string-through-body design and three brass “barrel” saddles for authentic tone.
These tuning machines offer the look and feel of vintage machines, with the added benefit of enhanced tuning stability
|Body Shape||Vintera '50s Telecaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape||Early '50s U|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||21, Vintage|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||3-saddle American Vintage Strings-through body|
|Neck Pickup||Vintage-style '50s Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Vintage-style '50s Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch|
|Strings||Fender NPS, .009-.042|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0149852372|