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Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar  Faded Sonic Blue Rosewood Fingerboard

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Former Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Chris Fleming has taken his previous design for the Classic Player Baja Telecaster and upgraded it with full...Click To Read More About This Product

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An overall vintage vibe with some ingenious electronics.

Former Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Chris Fleming has taken his previous design for the Classic Player Baja Telecaster and upgraded it with full-on 1960s features and vibe, including a maple fingerboard and a comfortable '60s "C"-shaped neck profile.

The Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar also features an alder body, 9.5" fingerboard radius and 21 medium jumbo frets, single-coil American Vintage '52 Tele (neck) and '58 Tele (bridge) pickups with special four-way (including both pickups in series) and S-1 switching, three-ply pickguard, American Vintage string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass "barrel" saddles, special Custom Shop neck plate engraving and more. Deluxe gig bag included.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: American vintage '52 Tele
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: American vintage '58 Tele
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Switchable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 4-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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FenderClassic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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5.0

Superb value. Very good craftsmanship!

By Roger

from North Carolina

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Top notch craftsmanship!

Cons

  • Does not include case.
  • Neck must be removed to adjust truss rod.

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Very good Telecaster. Well made, plenty of attention to detail. I've been playing for 50+ years; this instrument is very good. Quality materials, great neck and solid electronics. I especially enjoy the neck. My only criticism is that the truss rod is only accessible under the pick guard, i.e. neck must be removed for adjustment. Even so, an excellent value.

 
4.0

A Good Tele

By Highplainz

from Wyoming, USA

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      My Faded Sonic Blue Baja Tele arrived from MF quickly quickly and in great shape, packed in factory sealed box and an outer box.
      The guitar's fit and finish was very good EXCEPT for the Kluson style tuners. They were installed somewhat sloppy. They were a bit misaligned as viewed from back of headstock. I was able to loosen mounting screws and realign them somewhat, an easy fix.
      The pickups sound great and the factory setup was pretty good.
      I like neck profile and feel. The 9.5" radius is more comfortable to play than 7.25" vintage.
      I actually could do without the S-1 switching but may use occasionally.
      My Baja Tele weighs in at 8 lbs. even. I would have liked it a tad lighter but 8 lbs is not so bad.
      I have a 2007 MIM Fender Robert Cray Strat (7 lbs.) that is absolutely perfect Custom Shop quality fit and finish. This MIM Baja Tele is not. It's very good though.
      The Faded Sonic Blue color, Mint Green pickguard, and dark Rosewood fretboard makes for a cool look.
      The gig bag that comes with it is just OK. I bought an inexpensive Chroma Cast hard case for it that offers more protection.
      I like this very cool guitar quite a bit and would give it 5 stars if it wasn't for the tuners being misaligned.
      It's a very nice Tele.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Cool Tele

      By Nicky Strange

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        In my opinion, this is the best product to come out of Fender's Mexico factory ever. The guitar has a great feel with a special neck shape that really feels good in your hand. The color of the body coupled with the mint green pickguard really makes this one stand out. While it looks and feels great, it sounds even better. The pickups are from the custom shop ('52 at the neck, '58 at the bridge) and sound amazing. Very smooth neck pickup and classic tele twang from the bridge pickup. What sets this apart from other Tele's is the 4 position pickup switch that gives you two different middle position settings, one in parallel and one in series. Also, in the middle positions, you can engage the S-1 switch to give both out of phase sounds which add even more tonal variations to the guitar. Honestly, I am a strat guy through and through, but this Tele gives the Strat a run for it's money in terms of how many different tones you can achieve. All around great guitar that I will keep in my collection for a long time. Only thing I'm not crazy about is the gloss finish on the neck. Would've preferred satin, but other than that, couldn't be happier.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar!

        By Westerhalen

        from Albany, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming

          Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I'm a stay-at-home guitarist who has been playing for more than 30 years. I'm a big fan of Ry Cooder, Keith Richards, Marc Ribot, Sly and The Family Stone, Robben Ford, Bill Frisell, John Lee Hooker, Danny Gatton, and Prince. This Telecaster has allowed me to get as close to the tone of my guitar heroes without having to take out a mortgage for a vintage or a custom guitar. I love the rosewood neck, the S-1 switching, and reissue pick-ups. I can't put it down!

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My first Tele

          By Joshua

          from undisclosed

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            This is my first Tele. I honestly didn't really bond with it the first few days I played. But I realized I have been use to humbuckers all these years. After playing around with it a few more days I really started digging the tones I was getting. It was set up pretty decent from the factory. I did purchase new grooved and intonation 3 barrel brass saddles from Rutters and bought some 11 gauge flatwounds to stick on it. Haven't got those on yet. As I degrees. It really is a great guitar overall. If it was stolen I would definitely buy another one.

            (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent tele, annoying truss rod

            By Nick

            from Delray Beach

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Truss Rod Design

            Best Uses

            • Blues
            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Rock
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            This is an excellent tele with a great feel and great classic tele tones. The rosewood board is a cool option to have on a classic design too. The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because of the HORRIBLE truss rod placement - under the pickguard... C'mon Fender, you know better. A truss rod needs to be adjusted for tension WITH the strings on. On this design, you have to take the strings off to adjust it and wildly guess and overcompensate when trying to get it right. The neck is solid and once properly adjusted, it will last you a while. All in all, this is a great guitar if you can live with the truss rod placement. If you don't do your own guitar setups, it won't matter to you anyway.

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