In the 1950s James Burton dazzled a generation of TV audiences playing a Tele like this behind Ricky Nelson, while Merle Haggard and Muddy Waters crafted their own brand of country and blues brandishing their trademark Teles. Since then, an almost endless list of influential players have used the humble Fender Telecaster as their signature instrument.
A most affordable offering from Fender’s Classic Series, this Tele has the look and the feel of the timeless ’60s models and incorporates some of their coolest design elements – from the distinctive headstock and body shape to the minty 3-ply pickguard and dark rosewood fingerboard.
· Alder body with polyester finish
· Maple C-shaped neck
· 25-1/2″ scale length
· Rosewood fingerboard
· 7.25″ radius
· 21 vintage-style frets
· 1.625″ nut width
· 2 single-coil pickups with aged covers
· 3-position pickup switch
· Vintage-style 3-saddle, strings-thru-body Tele bridge
· Master volume, Master tone
· Fender vintage-style tuners
· Chrome hardware
· Top hat switch tip
· 3-ply mint green pickguard
· Synthetic bone nut
This is a really well built Tele. If you put the right components together in the right way, it doesn’t actually matter where the build takes place. This is definitely one of the better Mexican builds – fit & finish is excellent, the guitar feels great to play, and it sounds fabulous.
And that’s mainly down to the fact that the owner of this very nice guitar has upgraded the pickups to Aussie made Kinman AV62 Tele models. And quite simply, these are some of the best Tele pickups you can buy – anywhere in the world. These alone are a $300 upgrade before fitting costs. So you can rest assured this is a way better-than-average Tele at a better-than-average price for what it is.
Comes in Fender gig bag in good condition.