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Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar Candy Apple Red

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This Fender Tele has the look and feel of the timeless '60s models and incorporates all their coolest features from the distinctive headstock and bod...Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable offering in the tradition of the Vintage Series.

This Fender Tele has the look and feel of the timeless '60s models and incorporates all their coolest features from the distinctive headstock and body shape to the 3-ply pickguard and rosewood fingerboard. Made in Fender's Mexico factory.

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Alder body (polyester finish)
Maple C-shaped neck
(gloss urethane finish) 25-1/2" scale length
Rosewood fingerboard
7.25" radius
21 vintage-style frets
1.625" nut width
2 single-coil pickups with alnico magnets (neck and bridge) and aged covers
3-position pickup switch
Vintage-style 3-saddle, strings-thru-body Tele bridge
Master volume, master tone
Fender Ping vintage-style tuners
Chrome hardware
Top hat switch tip
3-ply mint green pickguard
Synthetic bone nut


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FenderClassic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar

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(14 of 20 customers found this review helpful)


True to the name

By William Newnum

from Bryan, TX

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Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I gave it an 8 due to the relatively high price, too small neck radius (bigget issue), and small frets. However, it sounds great. The only way I would ever replace this guitar is to shell out the extra $300 and get an American Standard alder with a rosewood fretboard.
It's loaded with retro 60s features (tuners, rounded neck, bridge, etc) as advertised.
I bought this guitar because I already have a couple of Telecasters with a maple fretboard, which I love, so I wanted to try one with a rosewood. Plus, I have always thought that Fender's 60s throwback guitars looked great.

This guitar is true to the 60s. It's got the ashtray sides on the bridge. I don't know what purpose they serve, but they're perfect for me as the bottom one is right where I rest my pinky when playing. I don't care much for the tuners, although the guitar does stay in tune. I'm not going to mark off for anything vintage that does its job.

I have small hands, so I was excited about the 7.25" neck radius. It's too small though. It's tough to chord higher up the neck as you have to be very precise with where your fingers are so you don't mute the wrong strings. A 9.5" radius would have made this guitar much easier for me to play.

I've never been big on the importance of fret size, but the vintage ones are MUCH less pronounced than jumbo or even medium-jumbo. It takes some getting used to but it isn't any major hindrance like the small neck radius.

One unexpected bonus... The stock pickups have much less buzz than my other MiM tele. They must be better shielded. The bridge pickup also doesn't get "shrill" with treble like the other one, which I suspect is because of the rosewood neck. I had planned on getting the vintage noiseless pickups, but am not going to worry about it now. My only complaint about the pickups is that they seem to produce less output overall than my MiM or American tele. No biggie though. That's what volume knobs are for.

I got the Olympic White. I'm not a huge fan of white guitars, but the mint green pickguard REALLY works. That's doesn't come through very well in the pictures.
I gave it a 9 on value. It's a nice guitar, and I couldn't be happier with how well shielded the pickups are. I bought my used, so I guess there is a chance that the first owner upgraded them. The neck is straight, and the action is low. $699 is pretty pricey for a MiM guitar, which is why it got a 9 rather than a 10. It comes with the standard Fender gig bag.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Fender Classic 60's Tele

By Carlos Van Scola

from Detroit Suburbs

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Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

A nicely rendered re-issue of a true classic. I work at least 48 weekends a year and I own several original vintage telecasters from the 60's,but am afraid to use them on stage. So for an alternative to freaking out everytime someone falls near the stage,I bought this guitar. It feels a lot like my originals and is similar in weight and tone. I did change out the pickups for a noiseless set,but the original tone was good enough to work with. I would recommend this guitar to anybody that's looking for a lower priced alternative to a more costly vintage or reissue. Nice Axe!

(6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Better than some, but not a

By Gemini Cricket

from Athens, Ga

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Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Player for 10 years. Owned this tele nearly 4 years. Been my main player entire time; surviving many falls, and many tours. Solid guitar but most guitars made today are. It's a basic Mexican tele with a mint pick guard, old cast tuners, and bridge. Action and fit are good. Neck is better than usual MIM necks. That said, it is WAY overpriced. Not worth it's price. Could be with a few mods that can make this a great guitar: brass compensated saddles, Fender Nocaster pickups, and a 4-way selector switch.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)



By Rivets

from NY, NY

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    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I guess those who think this is overpriced never owned a real guitar. I think this is a bargain for what you're getting.I pay more for shoes and to think how authentic these are I find them a real steal. I want a white one as I have the black and at these prices I don't want to miss out on them.

    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


    This mexican tele.

    By Jeff the maori, oww.


    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I got sick of my really basic squier bullet. The chinese made squier strat... Completely arse end, but solid as a tank. Couple of weeks before my 16th, as ya do, I was looking at a few guitars, and had my heart set on a highway one strat (don't get one!), or a standard strat.Standards were too far out of the range.So here I am in the shop, with this mex tele, and les paul double cutaway (dual p-90s, uncomfortable as a fork up your rear end). The standard strats and "decent" guitars were out of the range; no way did i want a short-scale gibson thing that's like playing a fence, and the tele ate it alive anyway.Bought the tele - lived happily ever after.If you play your cards right with the neck pickup, you can get some really lovely tones for anything out of it.also, the bridge pickup sounds grunty as, if you piss round with the amp and pedals.For the softer stuff, you can have a really excellent tone with both pickups in conjunction.DON'T FEAR THE MEXICANS!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I ordered this guitar at Long & Mcquade in candy apple red. I was a bit worried about if the guitar would have a crappy neck, or if there would be poor workmanship. The guitar came in and I was the first to look at it. I am amazed at how nice this guitar looks. Not a single imperfection anywhere!! Even the piece of wood they used for the neck is just gorgeous! I would say this is right up there with the American series guitars. I was a little unhappy with the tone of the neck pickup right from the start, so I finally got fed up and saved the money up for some Texas Specials. Get these pickups! They are so awesome! The neck pickup is way better than the stock pickups as well as the bridge pickup. It has to be heard to believe how sweet they really are!! Especially the two pickups combined!! Some say it's way overpriced, but I disagree completely. My only beef with this guitar is that it didn't come with a hard case. I can't understand why such a nice guitar wouldn't be complimented with one. Not a big deal as hard cases are readily available. Who knows, maybe there really is crappy 60's teles out there, but I think Fender is really stepping it up lately. Check one out!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)



    By william-eFtKB

    from Loomis, CA

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    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I wouldn't spend the money for the 62 tele so i got this. I like the 60's style necks with the more curved fretboard radius, and I like how simple the telecaster is. This is a good solid guitar no problems with anything, though there is sometimes a bit of string buzz from the old ashtray bridge. I have a mustang, Jag-stang, and a standerd strat and I've been playing this thing more. Best made in mexico guitar I've played. Go get yourself one, or order one.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Fender 60's Telecaster

    By Vividarium Studio

    from Everywhere

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    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I just got this guitar yasterday. Wow. Th ecolour I bought was olympic white, and the finish blew me away. This is a beautiful looking guitar. The only other Tele I have played was a standard Tele, and I hated it. It was WAY too bright and I couldn't get any usable sound out of it. At least not for my style of playing. I was browsing guitars and came across this one. The Fender 60s Telecaster. It came to me. I developed the craving for a tele sound, but not the standard sound. When I plugged this into my amp (Mesa F50), it shimmered. It's a bright sound, but not too bright. I think the rosewood darkens the tone a bit, and the tone knob helps take the edge off. The neck plays beautifully. This guitar was made for clean tones or mild overdrive. It lacks bottom end, withc is ok. It is not "Beefy" and "Ballsy" and doesn't have that "meat" that my Gibson SG has. Of course, I didn't expect it to. All in all, this guitar was worth every penny. It sounds good, plays good, and it's just what I was looking for.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    60's TELE

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Bought it here as cond "2" .It is in great shape . Sounds nice for a Tele .Always been a Strat guy and never gave the Tele much thought till now . After playing most the night my last gig on the new Tele , I'm hooked on the sound and playability of this guitar . Just ordered another (standard) and will probably start collecting them . Fine guitar although I feel this model is somewhat over-priced .

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