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Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

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Overview

Vintage Fender style and tone, with a duo of '51 single-coil Tele pickups.

The Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster electric guitar authentically recreates the legendary sound, look and feel of the original 1951 Tele. Its lightweight ash body and U-shaped maple neck give this guitar a supremely comfortable feel and vintage resonance. The Pure Vintage '51 single-coil pickups produce that unmistakable twangy tone Fender Telecasters are revered for. Vintage-style hardware, including brass saddles and Fender Deluxe tuners, nail the esthetics and tonality of the era. For guitarists who crave the style and spirit of early rock n' roll with modern playability, the American Vintage II '51 Telecaster is a phenomenal choice.

Authentic Vintage Tele Tone and Feel With Ash Body and U-Shaped Maple Neck

Just like the original 1951 Telecaster, the American Vintage II '51 Tele gets its incredible tone from a lightweight ash body. Ash has a focused midrange and snappy attack that cuts through the mix. The U-shaped maple neck has a smooth, fast feel thanks to its vintage 7.25" radius. The vintage tall frets also lend a distinctly retro vibe. Whether you're playing rock, country, blues or jazz, this guitar's resonance and playability let your creativity shine.

Pure Vintage '51 Single-Coil Pickups Provide Classic Twang

The Pure Vintage '51 single-coil pickups are voiced specifically to conjure the legendary twang of early Telecasters. The bridge pickup has heightened treble response and biting midrange for solos that pierce and sustain. The neck pickup delivers robust low end and mellow highs for rhythm playing. Switch between them to go from searing lead tones to smooth, bluesy chords.

Vintage-Style Hardware for Authentic Look and Resonance

Just like the original 1951 Telecaster, the American Vintage II '51 Tele features vintage-style hardware for esthetics and tone. The three-saddle brass bridge provides excellent resonance and sustain. The single-line "Fender Deluxe" and narrow 12th fret spacing nail the vintage vibe. With its nitrocellulose finish and vintage features, this guitar embodies Fender history.

Lightweight, Comfortable Body Perfect for Long Gigs

Weighing in at just 7 lb., the American Vintage II '51 Telecaster is lightweight and comfortable on your shoulder during extended sets. Its contoured ash body nestles nicely against your ribcage. The deep double cutaway offers easy access to the upper frets. On stage or in studio, this Tele provides hours of fatigue-free playing.

Includes Vintage-Style Tweed Case for Protection

The American Vintage II '51 Telecaster ships in a super-cool vintage-style tweed hardshell case to keep your investment safe. The plush crushed red interior protects the guitar during transport. Carry this case to your gigs for a vintage vibe.

Features

  • Ash body with a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Bolt-on maple neck in a U-shaped profile
  • Maple fingerboard with 21 vintage tall frets and black dot inlays
  • Duo of vintage ’51 single-coil Tele pickups

Inspire your sound with the American Vintage II 1951 Tele. Order today.

Specs

American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body type: Single cutaway
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck
  • Neck shape: U
  • Neck wood: 1-piece maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Vintage-style butt adjust
  • Neck finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Fingerboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fret size: Vintage tall
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Black dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.65" (42 mm) bone
Electronics
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Proprietary single coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary single coil
  • Control layout: Master volume, Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed bridge
  • Bridge design: Vintage 3-saddle Tele with brass barrel saddles
  • Tuning machines: Vintage "Fender Deluxe"
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Vintage-style tweed
  • Orientation: Right-handed
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