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Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar  Blonde

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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 46 reviews)

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79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), 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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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

Just... WOW.

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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.

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    5.0

    Time Warp

    By Bowman

    from Lexington

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    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!

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      4.0

      Road Worn Telecaster

      By Sweet Willy T.

      from Texas

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      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.

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        (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.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love It!

          By The Pro from Dover

          from Maine

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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.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Tele out there...

          By GB - PRS Man

          from Nashua, NH

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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!

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            New Version

            By GB

            from Florida

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            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.

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            (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.

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not what you see!!

              By John Rutenberg

              from Undisclosed

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              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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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This thing plays like butter...

                  By CrazedRacer

                  from VA

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Rock Concerts

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

                    I guess I got lucky. Picked this up at a big box store for FAR less than what everyone else is charging. It was also the older model, that actually has the body wear, which is cool. Most importantly, this thing plays like a dream. I was never a fan of the look of relic guitars, but this axe actually FEELS broken in. The sound on it impresses me far more than my American Standard or '00 MIM Tele. It's just a great all around axe, and I LOVE the way the relic looks. To each his own, I guess, but I haven't had a simgle person complain about the looks yet. Everyone that I've shown it to loves it.

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