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Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar   

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A new guitar with a broken-in vibe, at an incredible price! Fender' Road Worn '50s Telecaster guitar looks and plays like a well-worn vintage axe, w...Read More

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A guitar with a cool aged look, feel, and mojo - without breaking the bank.

A new guitar with a broken-in vibe, at an incredible price! Fender' Road Worn '50s Telecaster guitar looks and plays like a well-worn vintage axe, without the vintage price tag! Built using the original 1950s design specifications, and updated with Tex-Mex pickups and 6105 frets. There' a reason players and collectors covet vintage guitars from the 50' and 60' - the classic design elements, tried-and-true engineering and quality craftsmanship combined to produce axes that revolutionized modern music. While collectors have driven up the prices on these vintage guitars to astronomical levels, Fender' Road Worn series offers players the chance to own a guitar with the look, feel and tone of a vintage classic at an affordable price. Use the drop-down menu above to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
  • Body: ash (blonde finish) alder (2-tone sunburst)
  • Finish: nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck: maple
  • Neck profile: "U" shape
  • Fretboard radius: 7-1/4"
  • Frets: 21 (6105 style)
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut width: 1.650"
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Tuners: Fender Vintage Style
  • Bridge: vintage style 3-saddle strings-thru-body
  • Pickguard: 1-ply white
  • Pickups: 2 Tex-Mex Tele single-coil
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Controls: master volume, master tone

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FenderRoad Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (33)

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    (5)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (12)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Totally worth it price.

Usually, I don't write guitar review. But I have to share this - this guitar is brilliant.

If you are into Vintage sound, vintage feel, vintage looking guitar, You...Read complete review

Usually, I don't write guitar review. But I have to share this - this guitar is brilliant.

If you are into Vintage sound, vintage feel, vintage looking guitar, You like 52 Tele so much, but don't have (at least) 1700USD to spend. This gutiar is definately for you.

The guitar is well-built, made from solid ash wood, and the neck is awesome.

I've owned this for 2 years already, and I've owned a Highway One Tele, and American Standard Tele as well. And this Road Worn Tele, is the one I like most.

Compare to Highway One Tele, Road Worn Tele has better Feature on neck and fret.
Compare to American Standard Tele, Road Worn has it kick butt look, and brings you more vintage feel.

One of the reason I like this guitar more is, I like how it looks with relic work, and I like the 6105 fret with U shape neck. And I don't even care if it got ding or dent when I bring this guitar to gig. The only thing I don't like this guitar, is the pickups and the white pickguard.

After I upgraded the pickup to Fender Antiquiity Tele Set, and Black pickguard, This guitar just like those classic blonde 52 Tele - Sound awesome. And it's own half the price.

I spend 799USD to buy this guitar, and I still think it totally worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

What happened to the Road Worn Tele???

This will be a surprise to most. I'm Extremely Disappointed in this guitar. First let me say, it sounds great and feels great. So what's bugging me? Well, they made a big...Read complete review

This will be a surprise to most. I'm Extremely Disappointed in this guitar. First let me say, it sounds great and feels great. So what's bugging me? Well, they made a big change in this guitar, without telling anyone. The guitar body has absolutely no road wear. None! The guitar looks nothing like the photos anymore. I ordered one and thought it was a mistake so I sent it back. I just got the replacement. Also no road wear on the body. None! The neck is full road worn like the photos, the body has no road wear at all (on both guitars) Why buy a roadworn relic if they are not doing the roadworn relic part to it anymore?? It's absolutely crazy. Plus the hardware is supposed to be roadworn and slightly rusty. Guess what...That's gone too. The hard wear on both guitars was as shiny and new as the chrome on a brand new Cadillac. Not worn one bit. I am so upset about the switcharoo that has happened to this once great guitar. I am a Fender person to the core in every way. I love Fender beyond what should be normal. I currently have 14 Fender guitars. I called and asked them why the Road Worn part is no longer on the guitar bodies. No one has any idea whatsoever. Im sick over this!! So this is basically the new Unworn Road Worn series.

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5.0

I love this guitar! Fender Road Worn Telecaster Blonde

By Lloyd

from Belsano, Pennsylvania

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Hey there, I bought the Blonde Road Worn Telecaster, and yes they did change the road worn a bit... not as much road wear, but they are done very tastefully, and look and sound great! I think the eralier models were a bit to worn in. These guitar have just enough wear, I'm gonna play the heck out of mine and wear it in some more. Mine has nice checking, and cracking in the finish, some nice dings and dents around the edges, some belt buckle wear, the neck looks great, the hardware id definitely aged looking. These guitars are an excellent value. I loved the telecaster so much that i bought a 60's Olympic white road worn stratocaster... which also is a stunning guitar!

     
    5.0

    Just... WOW.

    By Frank the Tank

    from Panama City, FL

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Let me tell you, for the price, this guitar is AMAZING. I've been wanting a relic'd telecaster, and thought this would be better than a 4 grand custom shop, or a several thousand Nash.... and side by side, it's comperable in sound and tone to my 2 grand 62 vintage seried Telecaster. And plays amazing with the sanded and worn neck and fretboard.

      I saw someone say the body doesn't show wear anymore, and mines a bit older and the body wear looks great... it's not overdone like some of the relics I've seen, this one looks like you've owned it and played the heck out of it for years. It's not the kind of relic that looks like you set it on fire and got it caught in a wood chipper.

      If you're thinking "I want a relic, and don't want to spend so much on one", grab one of these. When I go to jam, most times I reach right past my American Les Paul for this.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Time Warp

      By Bowman

      from Lexington

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Well I am obsessed with the Telecaster in general. So, If your researching which to buy this model is perfect, but there is cautions. One, its taken time to get comfortable with the U shape neck, because my 72 custom (MIM) and Jim Root (MIM) are wonderfully slim C shape necks. So, my scale runs are a bit slower till I get comfy, trust me the neck finish is smooth there is no gloss compared to my 72. Two, compared to my 72 which has a narrow fret and my Jim Root which has a extra, the road worn has a medium so expect some great fret board work outs. Last and most important, its the first solid body guitar, so if you care at all about music get the feel of an instrument some one would have played in the early fifties. The pickups sound great, the telecaster is a treble guitar so there is no way there is no articulation regardless of amp, but I do play through a Princeton (Celestin) and Marshall Class 5 (Celestin). If you new to the Telecaster I would highly recommend the 72 custom because it is very versatile compared to the road worn. However, If your looking for simple this is your guitar. Also expect the nitro cell paint job, after unboxing it was heavy spray can paint haha and banana yellow and think is air its like 5 lbs lol! Overall this guitar is truly amazing and unbeatable price buy on holiday and save ok!

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Road Worn Telecaster

        By Sweet Willy T.

        from Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I like it more than my USA Telecaster? Its really Cool.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster

          By GCW

          from BRCC

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Perfect quality, does not look like the original RW series. Only flaw I would say is the lacquer of the buckle rash on the backside, but that is getting petty. The sound is good, neck feels really nice.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love It!

            By The Pro from Dover

            from Maine

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            If you want a tele with 50's specs, that you can take out to rowdy bars and not worry about, this is the one. It's not road worn so much as slightly used. The ash body is light, the neck comfy. This is what Leo designed the tele for. A working tool for working musicians. The facility in Mexico should be commended for cranking out such a great product. This is my second instrument from Mexico. I have an older fretless jazz bass that they made that I wouldn't trade. This is my second tele. I have a 1977 from the US that I don't want to have trashed in small clubs. This fits the bill. If you want a custom shop, by all means buy it and keep them in business. If you want US, buy it, but don't trash this one cause it ain't US.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Tele out there...

            By GB - PRS Man

            from Nashua, NH

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Great look

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              Here is the deal...

              I play PRS guitars and own an Eric Johnson Strat. I needed a Tele that sounded good, felt good and looked cool.

              I used to own a 60th Anniversary American Standard Tele which was nice but I couldn't bond with it.

              The Road Worn Tele in Blonde is AMAZING! I don't care what people say "Made in Mexico" kicks "Made in USA" in this case in the behind. :-) The Tex-Mex pickups in this Tele sound soooo good. The guitar's neck is great and if you like vintage looks I think the older models all come with a more reliced look. The new models don't have the heavy relicing. I have a 2010 and it is SUPER cool!

              If you are in a market for a Tele, pick one up!

              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              New Version

              By GB

              from Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Supply Work For Tech

              Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              Right out of the box I had issues,guitar buzzed bad,sound funny when playing bar cords,other than that seems pretty good,but I was exspecting
              The old roand worn version with alot of wear,not the case these new ones are almost new looking,
              Even on the most important part the neck? ,Come on fender thats why I bought it in the first place
              I wanted it to look roan worn!!!. I sent mine back
              ASAP.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Road Worn Telecaster = Dream Come True

              By DTRH

              from San Antonio, tx.

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Relic Look And Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                I recently picked one of these up and I am truly in love. Simply put, this guitar is everything I've ever wanted in a telecaster. The vintage look and feel is just beautiful. If you've ever played a genuine vintage telecaster you'll love how this guitar feels and sounds. It did need a set up of course but after that its just like butter. I think I got an older model because mine did come with the white pickguard ( which I changed to black for preference) and it also has the relicing like in the photo. I can understand people being unhappy if they got something otherwise but bottom line is the guitar looks and plays amazing after a set up. And if youre like me and desire the look and feel of a vintage fender but cant afford a real one, this is what you need. i wouldn't change a thing.

                (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not what you see!!

                By John Rutenberg

                from Undisclosed

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flat Sound
                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                    I ordered the blonde Roadworn and received something very different. Mine was a blonde, but with a black pickguard and hardly no relicing. the frets were poorly cut and not rolled off the neck. i actually got a blister after playing for about an hour. that has NEVER happened before. the one in the picture, from what i can tell, is no longer available. beware.

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