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Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster Lacquer  White Blonde 

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Fender revolutionized popular music and guitar playing in the early 1950s with the introduction of the Telecaster guitar. Designed simply, smartly an...Read More

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A Telecaster that evokes the instrument in the decade of its origin.

Fender revolutionized popular music and guitar playing in the early 1950s with the introduction of the Telecaster guitar. Designed simply, smartly and elegantly, it quickly became a trusted and revered go-to instrument for guitarists everywhere, and it created a new sound for the 1950s and decades to come at the very heart of popular music.

The Classic Series '50s Telecaster Lacquer evokes the instrument in the decade of its origin, with an authentic nitrocellulose lacquer finish on its ash body. Other features include a C-shaped maple neck, 7.25"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets and black-dot inlays, dual vintage-style single-coil alnico pickups with three-way switching, single-ply white pickguard, knurled chrome control knobs, vintage-style string-through-body bridge with three chrome "barrel" saddles, and vintage-style tuners. Tweed case included.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C standard
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Vintage-style single-coil Tele
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Vintage-style single-coil Tele
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-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: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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SPECIFICATIONS

Classic Series '50s Telecaster Lacquer

  • Body
    Body Material: Ash
    Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape: Telecaster

    Neck

    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape: C Shape
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
    Fingerboard Material: Maple
    Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1mm)
    Number of Frets: 21
    Fret Size: Vintage-Style
    Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
    Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
    Position Inlays: Black Dot

    Electronics

    Neck Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Tele
    Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Pickup Configuration: S/S
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

    Hardware

    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles
    Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
    Switch Tips: "Barrel" Style
    Pickguard: 1-Ply White
    Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
    Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage Style

    Accessories

    Case/Gig Bag: Tweed Case

    Miscellaneous

    Strings: Fender USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
    Other Features: "C" Shape Maple Neck, Knurled Chrome Knobs, Synthetic Bone Nut
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FenderClassic Series '50s Telecaster Lacquer
 
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4.0

Great Feel and Great Look!

By Hawkeyewr

from Astoria, NY

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Looks Great

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Impressing Girls
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster Lacquer:

I went to a couple guitar shops looking for a Strat, ended up trying some Teles, and found that I actually preferred the feel of a Telecaster! Was originally looking for something relic'd (I know, I know..) and the only one in my price range was the Road Worn, of which I've heard mixed reviews.. Anyways, I stumble upon THIS Tele with a Nitro finish! This finish is beautiful and will age with personality as Nitro wears away easier than the Poly finishes Fender uses on most of their guitars nowadays. I can't overstate how gorges this instrument is! It also feels different than most other guitars. The Nitro on the neck is a tad sticky - I know that sounds like a negative but I'm betting the more I play this thing, the more it will wear down to how I want it.

The guitar sounds GREAT! A lot of great tones to be found within such a simple setup! I did find the pickups to be a bit harsh around the edges but rolling back the tone and volume slightly fixed most of this. All the hardware is good to go and the guitar is pretty well set up out of the box. I'll probably get it properly set up in a week or so but it's not bad at al now.

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