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Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster Lacquer with Maple Fingerboard 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...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-16-2018

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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.


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  • Body Material: Ash
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Case/Gig Bag: Tweed Case
  • 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 with Maple Fingerboard

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Very poor quality for an expensive MIM product.

By n/a

from Maine

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  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone


  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster Lacquer with Maple Fingerboard:

While the electronics and sound mimic the 50's Telecaster sharp treble bite the string set up leaves a lot to be desired. A large gap between two of the strings because the bridge pieces were not milled right to begin with. The 1st and 6th E strings were adjusted way out of shape to get the right level for the strings. Intonation is way off. Someone at Fender let this one slip through out of plain laziness or incompetence. This is not acceptable.

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Great Feel and Great Look!

By Hawkeyewr

from Astoria, NY

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Looks Great


  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

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

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster Lacquer with Maple Fingerboard:

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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