Just about every Fender fanatic has dreamed of owning a vintage Tele. Sadly, their dream never becomes a reality. But now, thanks to the Fender Vintera ‘60s Telecaster Bigsby, you can stop dreaming and start playing. It has all the classic features you could ask for, including a period-correct C-shaped neck and ‘60s-style single-coil pickups. If you like beefy necks, you’re in luck — this one really gives you something to wrap your hand around, while its 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides effortless, classic playability. And the Tim Shaw-designed pickups are brimming with snarling Tele twang. A Bigsby vibrato tailpiece enables slow, subtle, and extended bends, while vintage-style tuning machines, knurled flat-top knobs, and a 3-ply mint green pickguard complete the package with original-era aesthetics. The Vintera ‘60s Telecaster Bigsby includes a vintage-tinted neck and vintage-inspired color — it’s almost like playing a carefully preserved classic!
The Vintera ‘60s Telecaster Bigsby evokes the sound and aesthetic of an early Fender. The original Teles were played by the singing cowboys who were electrifying country and western music for the first time. By the 1960s, the Tele started to grow beyond its country roots. Today, this versatile instrument lends its signature tone to practically every genre of popular music — country, rock, funk, metal, punk, jazz — you name it. With its Bigsby vibrato, early-’60s C-shaped neck, knurled flat-top knobs, 3-ply mint green pickguard, and single-coil pickups, the Vintera ‘60s Telecaster Bigsby captures the spirit of this timeless guitar perfectly.
Twangy and articulate, the Fender Vintera ‘60s Telecaster Bigsby comes armed with a killer set of vintage-style, Tim Shaw-designed single-coil pickups. These pups boast Alnico V magnets, plain enamel wire, and staggered, non-beveled pole pieces — everything you need to reproduce the crisp, snarling sound that makes classic Teles 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.
Nothing beats the character and vintage vibe that a real Bigsby tailpiece adds to this Vintera ‘60s Telecaster Bigsby. Based on the original design created by Paul A. Bigsby, this meticulous Fender interpretation requires next to no effort to use, making it particularly easy to pull off slow, subtle, and extended bends. The Bigsby — along with the guitar's electronics and 7.25"-radius fingerboard — gives it a distinctly '60s vintage vibe and a unique niche in the pantheon of amazing instruments that grace Music Experience's Guitar Gallery.
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 classic years, we created the Vintera ‘60s Telecaster Bigsby. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade—including period-accurate neck profile, re-voiced pickups and cool-looking Bigsby tremolo—this guitar has all of the growl and twang that made the Telecaster a legend. We recreated the pair of ‘60s single-coil Telecaster pickups to sound more like the originals. Twangy and articulate, they have the crisp, snarling tone that put Fender on the map. The thick, fat-shouldered “Early ‘60s C”-shaped neck has a 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel. A Bigsby vibrato allows for expressive vibrato effects without compromising the characteristic Tele® twang, while vintage-style tuning machines provide original-era aesthetics, rock-solid performance and tuning stability. Other features include four-bolt neck plate , chrome hardware and vintage-style strap buttons. Includes deluxe gig bag.
Alder’s tone is balanced with equal doses of lows, mids and highs; ash features beautiful grain, along with chiming highs, well-defined midrange and strong low end.
Remarkably comfortable, the "Early ’60s C"-shaped neck profile is sculpted for a vintage-style playing feel—thinner at the first fret, thicker at the twelfth.
We revoiced the pickups to be more 60s-accurate. They’re full of the twangy, biting 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.
The Bigsby vibrato has a smooth feel—perfect for subtle vibrato—along with a slick, original-era aesthetic.
These tuning machines offer the look and feel of vintage machines, with the added benefit of enhanced tuning stability.
|Vintera '60s Telecaster
|Number of Strings
|Early '60s C
|Number of Frets
|Vintage-style '60s Single-coil
|Vintage-style '60s Single-coil
|1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
|Fender NPS, .009-.042
|Manufacturer Part Number