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Fender 60th Anniversary 1962 Telecaster Electric Guitar   

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After the Telecaster blazed a new trail throughthe 1950s, a new version featuring a boundbody”the Telecaster Custom”was introduced in the early 1960s...Click To Read More About This Product

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Join the celebration to honor the guitar that changed popular music forever.

After the Telecaster blazed a new trail through
the 1950s, a new version featuring a bound
body”the Telecaster Custom”was introduced in the early 1960s. The ™62 Telecaster pays striking homage to that guitar, with an Olympic White lacquer finish, black binding
and white pearloid block inlays on a rosewood

On its 1951 introduction, the Telecaster was a
revolutionary instrument that would usher in
whole new eras of musical innovation and
excitement. Sixty years later, in 2011, it is an
archetypal electric guitar with a long and
storied history. The rich history of Fender
guitars begins with the Telecaster, and Fender is
celebrating its 60th anniversary all year with
12 very special "Tele-bration" models that
stay inside the Telecaster's famously elegant
lines while offering the finest and most
unusual takes on the instrument's past,
present and future.

  • Series: Tele-bration
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
  • Frets: 21, Vintage Style Frets
  • Position Inlays: White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Truss Rod: Vintage Style Truss Rod
  • Pickups: '62 Tele Custom Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
  • '62 Tele Custom Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and
  • Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Original Vintage Style Tele Bridge with 3 Threaded Steel Saddles
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black (8-Hole)
  • Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)

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Bought used and it turned out a dud

By TuCharro

from Los Angeles, CA

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  • Elegant
  • Great looking


  • Fret Buzz

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    Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary 1962 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar used, condition 2 (gently used). I returned the guitar due to fret buzz on the B open string.

    I contacted customer service immediately after I received the guitar and realized there was a buzz problem. I wanted to figure out how they deal with these issues (technical support over the phone, service agreements with local guitar shops, perhaps?) and quickly learned that I was on my own. I was told that I could either return the guitar or take it to a guitar tech and pay out of my own pocket to fix the problem.

    Now, I realize I bought a used guitar. I expected cosmetic flaws (dings in the body, scratches on pickguard, others) but had the expectation that the guitar would be fully functional and would not need repairs before I could play it.

    Several weeks later, Cyber Monday came and I was able to get a great deal on a brand new 60th Anniversary 62 Tele elsewhere. I'm happy I returned the used axe.

    I've bought new gear from Musician's Friend with no problems but I will definitely steer away from getting used gear from MF again.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Simply fenomenal

    By Gfunk13

    from Miami, FL


    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone


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        Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary 1962 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Fenomenal guitar all around. Would say it's playability is it's best feature. That said, the craftmanship on this guitar is worthy of the best surgeons. Nothing but a great purchase.

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