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Fender '50s Tele Electric Guitar with Bigsby

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Bruce Springsteen, for one, has chosen to play the unique Fender '50s Tele with Bigsby. It's got a '50s-era Tele bound ash body, maple fingerboard, v...Click To Read More About This Product

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What's this? A Tele with a tremolo?

Bruce Springsteen, for one, has chosen to play the unique Fender '50s Tele with Bigsby. It's got a '50s-era Tele bound ash body, maple fingerboard, vintage Tele pickups, and a Bigsby vibrato. This electric guitar delivers biting Fender tone, peerless Tele performance, and a totally retro vibe.

  • Solid ash body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • 21 vintage frets
  • "F" Bigsby vibrato tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • Dot inlays
  • One volume knob, one tone knob
  • 3-way switching
  • Vintage Tele pickups

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Great Tele


from Pearisburg, VA

The vintage "V" shaped neck is great for my big hands. The craftsmanship is superb. Highly recommend for serious Tele players.


I am in LOVE with my Tele

By Telecaster Fan

from Nashville, TN

I have had my white blonde 50s Tele with Bigsby for over a year and it rules my collection. Once I got the Bigsby "broken in" some, it has become hard to play any other guitar. Every musician I am friends with says that my tele is super cool. I really want another one in a different color just for style points. The neck pickup is a bit weak, but I never use it and it's fine. I dig it the most!


Well made with excellent Tele sound and feel.

By Richie-fgdIF

from Laramie, WY

The Bigsby works great and the overall vibe and quality is excellent.


Excellent Workmanship

By Samuel-WykWR

from Scotss Valley, CA

This guitar is "crafted in Japan", and it is flawless. Absolutely perfect in every detail. There must be some fine craftsman in Japan who really take pride in their work. You should also be know that I own an american made tele that is excellently constructed as well. Japan or USA made is the same quality construction for a similarly priced product. You wont be dissapointed as long as they are still building this model in Japan.


'50s Tele with Bigsby

By Tom-rNSkB

from Chicago,Il

I guess I got the one made on Friday or Monday.I opened the shipping box and was stuned by the beauty of the guitar.I couldn't wait to plug it in and play. First thing I noticed that was wrong was the pickup selector switch was broken,and the action was terrible,as wsll as a slightly bowed neck. As imagined I was extremely dissapointed. I called Mucician's Friend and they expresed how sorry they were for the problems, and immediatly faxed a return UPS prepaid lable to return it. I deceided to fix the problems locally as I didn't want to wait two weeks to get it back. I repaired the switch and set it up and I'm in heaven. The guitar plays like a dream, and it sounds great. Though the neck p/u is a bit weak. I own 7 Fenders and this is my first Japanese, other than the above problems this is one hellashis Tele, and it;s fast becoming my favorite! One more minor thing. For a guitar that costs almost a grand I was suprised that it didn't include a case or even a gig bag. Enough of the negative, the finish and overall crafsmenship are excellent, and Mucicians Friends responce to the problems was great I'm very pleased, and would recomend this product to others.


Great Tele!!!

By Fender Fan-Ug7Nn

from Hamilton, Canada

A Great Guitar! I fell in love the moment I saw it. The workmanship is practically flawless. Great fun to play. Sounds amazing clean or crunchy. Quite diverse. The only problems I had was string breakage on the high E, B, and G strings but I do play a lot (5 times a week, 3 hrs each gig)and putting strings back on. The vintage tuners make it hard to set up on your own. The bridge pick up is amazing for hard rock crunch and the neck pickup is perfect for smooth clean tones. All in all, I love this guitar. The price has dropped since I bought it so it's definitely a better buy. If you want a great Tele with diversity, this is definitely the one for you.


A great example of a 50's era Tele.

By G. M. Pereyo

from Hamilton, VA

This is a wonderful example of a reissue of a vintage 50?s era Telecaster.The guitar is nicely finished and the fretwork is excellent. The neck is the old 50's style, so it is quite a bit thicker than the current production models. It takes just a few minutes to become comfortable with the different feel.The amplified sound is really great! I started playing many of my old favorites from the 50?s and 60?s and the tone was perfect.Having the Bigsby rod is icing on the cake. I did not find the instrument to detune even after several songs using the Bigsby.This is a great addition to any Telecaster lovers collection. Truly a fine instrument!


Really Cool

By Ron.

from Boston, MA

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This is a fine axe, sweet sound, light on the shoulders


Get that twang now!

By XFenderman1950

from Johnson City, TN

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Beautiful, solid performer from Japan with the looks and sound of a first-class American Classic! I couldn't be more happy with the incredible twang and sheer power of this gorgeous guitar. I was a little apprehensive about playing the soft-V neck at first, but it is dead-easy and good old Leo never designed anything that couldn't be played.


52 Tele reissue with bigsby

By FlashGordon

from Westminister, MD

This is a beautifully constructed guitar, it has great sustain and low-end growl.

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