This is the new American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster in the classic Butterscotch Blonde built for left-handed players. The American Vintage II Series is a continuation and improvement upon the beloved Fender American Vintage Series that pays homage to Fender's history and heritage. Just one year after launching the Broadcaster®, Fender received a cease-and-desist telegram from the Fred Gretsch Mfg. Co. and was faced with renaming its flagship electric guitar. Taking inspiration from the booming growth and expansive reach of television, the first blackguard Telecaster rolled off the line in 1951, and the model has been in continuous production ever since. Deceptively simple and totally groundbreaking, the Telecaster® brought the solid body electric guitar to the masses, inspiring countless musicians along the way. The American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster features an ash body finished in Butterscotch Blonde to capture the tone and look of the original. The substantial ‘51 “U”-shaped hard rock maple neck plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1951, 12th fret face-dot spacing is narrow and the sole Phillips-head fastener on the guitar is at the truss rod nut. The triple brass saddle bridge, single-line “Fender Deluxe” tuners and Pure Vintage ‘51 Telecaster pickups deliver classic twang and authentic Fender style. If you want an American-made Fender that has all of the historically-accurate parts and tones, it doesn't get much better than the American Vintage II series!
Includes: Hardshell Case, Case Candy, Paperwork
- Solidbody Electric Guitar
- Ash Body
- 1951 "U" Profile 1-Piece Maple Neck
- 25.5" Scale Length
- Bone Nut, 1.65” Width
- 7.25" Radius
- 21 Vintage Tall Frets
- Pure Vintage '51 Single-Coil Tele Pickups
- Master Volume, Master Tone Control, 3-Way Switch
- Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles Bridge, Serialized
- 1-Ply Black Phenolic Pickguard
- Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Tuners
- Vintage Style Neck Butt Adjust
- Nickel/Chrome Hardware
- 7 lbs 10 oz.
- .910" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- .960" Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
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