Fender Vintera '60s Telecaster Modified Review
The Fender Vintera 60s Telecaster packs a surprising amount of power under the hood!
For players who appreciate the mojo of the past coupled with contemporary features, Fender has debuted the Vintera series, and more specifically this ‘60s Telecaster Modified model. This awesome axe blends classic looks with a modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, hotter pickups and revamped electronics. This guitar packs a surprising amount of power under the hood!
Fender Vintera '60s Telecaster Modified Specs
- Solidbody Electric Guitar
- Gloss Polyester Finish
- Alder Body
- Modern "C" Shape Maple Neck
- 25.5" Scale Length
- 9.5" Radius
- 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
- 1.650” Width Bone Nut
- Vintage-Style ‘60s Hot Tele Single-Coil Pickups
- 1 Volume, 1 Tone Controls
- 4-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel), Position 3. Neck Pickup, Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series)
- 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Chrome Barrel Saddles
- Vintage-Style Tuners
- Nickel/Chrome Hardware
Fender Vintera '60s Telecaster Modified Tone
One of our favorite parts about the Vintera Series are the hot pickups boasting a bit more power than the average Tele pickup set, and will have players cutting through the mix with ease. The switch is a 4-way control, letting you put the pickups in series for a fuller sound. But make no mistake, this thing is very much a Telecaster, and brings you that signature twang that we've come to know and love thanks to its vintage-style bridge.
Fender Vintera '60s Telecaster Modified Feel
The modern neck profile and fingerboard radius make playing this guitar a comfortable experience. The guitar is easy to play and welcomes players of all ages and skill levels.
Why We Like It
The series wiring option makes this Tele sound fatter than the standard parallel switch (which is still available via the 4-way control) while the S-1 switch on the volume knob puts the pickups out of phase with each other for a cool “strangled” tone, with a sound that gives you a sort off bass-cut tone.
You Might Also Consider
If you're looking for a fuller-feeling vintage-style neck, you may also want to consider the Fender Vintera 50s Telacaster Modified, sporting all of the goodies of the 60's model, but with a thicker soft V-shaped neck and optional Ash body that will give the guitar an even brighter tone.
Fender Vintera '60s Telecaster Modified Price
$999.99 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.
Fender Vintera '60s Telecaster Modified Colors
The Fender Vintera '60s Telecaster is available in Seafoam Green and Lake Placid Blue
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