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MF MD HG Clearance Blowout 10-23-14

Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar Blonde 
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      A guitar with a cool aged look, feel, and mojo - without breaking the bank.

      The Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster is an electric guitar that delivers killer aged look, feel and mojo without breaking the bank. This is a Tele that was designed using 1950s specs augmented by Tex-Mex pickups and 6105 frets.

      Like classic cars or your favorite T-shirt, some things just get cooler with age. That's especially true of electric guitars—they develop an unmistakable mojo over time that makes them look even cooler and feel even more comfortable than when they were brand new. In that regard, the Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster is a true player.

      Includes a gig bag.

      Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or 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: Two Tex-Mex Tele single-coil
      • Pickup switch: 3-way
      • Controls: master volume, master tone
      • Strings: Fender standard tension ST250R nickel-plated steel (10-13-17-26-36-46)
      • Includes a gig bag

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      FenderRoad Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar
       
      4.4

      (based on 42 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (29)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 1 Stars

         

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      70%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good feel (7)
      • Good tone (4)
      • Fun to play (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (8)
        • Practicing (4)
        • Recording (3)
        • Rock concerts (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (5), 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.

        VS

        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

        Love It!

        By mudbug

        from maine

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              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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              5.0

              Best Tele out there...

              By GB - PRS Man

              from Nashua, NH

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              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!

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 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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                (2 of 2 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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                  (1 of 2 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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                      (1 of 1 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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                        (1 of 1 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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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        I like it more now

                        By Mike

                        from Chicago

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                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming

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

                          I wrote a past review about this guitar. called "what happened to the road worn tele?" All the stuff in there still applies, however I really have grown to enjoy this guitar. True, they don't road wear the bodies anymore. But, you can road wear it yourself. Which I have done. Dont go crazy roadwearing it. If you do, you'll probably regret it. Take your time, remember less is more. Do a little, leave it for a week and do a little more the next week until it's where you like it. Make it look real, not like it was dragged behind a truck for a 1000 miles. Anyway, I love it and thought everyone should know the update. It feels real nice!

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                          5.0

                          sounds as good as it looks!

                          By Gman

                          from Enfield Ct.

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            sounds as good as it looks. has the sound and feel of the 50's, smooth action and perfect twang.
                            anyone old enough to remember that will enjoy this instrument.

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                            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            What happened to the Road Worn Tele???

                            By Mike

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Experienced

                            Ask me a question

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Feel

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming

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

                              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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