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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 45 reviews)

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), 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

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!

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    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.

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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

        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.

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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

          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.

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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

            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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                (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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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Guitar feels good, sounds ok but...

                  By shottel

                  from memphis, TN

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Neck

                  Cons

                  • Flat Sound
                  • Poor Pick Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

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

                  Got the guitar today and having been playing on it for a few hours. when I took it out of the box I was disappointed by a couple of things: first off: I got the Blonde finish and in the picture it has a white pick guard and when the guitar came it had a black pick guard. Second of all(as stated in other reviews) The "road ware" on the guitar is NOTHING close to what it looks like in the picture. Their are a few worn parts but if you're expecting anything close to what is pictured be prepared to be let down. Of course the guitar needed a full set up(intonation, bridge and truss rod adjustment) but thats to be expected. The neck feels nice and the finish is great. The plastic nut spacing is disappointing and I will most likely make a custom bone nut and swap it out. The Tex Mex pickups leave much to be desired, very mid rangy not a great amount of bite. But again I knew this when I bought it. I will be swapping these pickups out for some Fralin's tonight. So If you want a great tele with vintage specs and parts expect to buy this and change the pickups and bad wiring and you'll have yourself a great little guitar. But straight out of the box it isn't all that great, but hey it's a mexican made guitar with cheap pups.

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