Looks and Plays Like a Well-loved, Road-tested Tele!Unbelievable! What a find! A well-loved '50s Tele that's seen its fair share of stages! Right? Well, the Road Worn '50s Tele certainly looks like a vintage road warrior, but it is in fact a brand-new axe. It gives you the classic tones you'd expect from a classic Telecaster (plus a bit of extra kick), thanks to its awesome Tex Mex single-coil pickups. You can conjure everything from glassy clean tones to down-and-dirty blues sounds to hard-rockin' crunch with these babies onboard. You'll also love the comfortable maple neck, the vintage-style hardware, and the rough-and-ready nitrocellulose finish. Amazing!
You know and love this icon of a solidbody electric guitar; from Nashville to New York City to New Orleans to Nor Cal (and everywhere in-between), axe-slingers all over the place swear by the Tele. Why? Start with the history: over a half-century after the first Telecaster flew out of Fullerton, California, this solidbody retains essentially the same design. That's doing it right the first time! The classic pickup arrangement, easy switching, comfortable neck shape, and time-tested hardware combine to give you exactly what you want out of an electric guitar, no matter what kind of music you play.
Springsteen plays one. So does Tom Petty. And Andy Summers from the Police. Want to talk twang? Look no further than the Teles strapped to Merle Haggard or the legendary James Burton. Keith Richards brought dozens of rock's most memorable licks to life on a Tele, and Joe Strummer used his Telecaster to blend punk's snarl with smart songcraft. Don't forget Roy Buchanan and Albert Collins; their Teles helped to define electric blues. And, who can forget all those amazing R&B records Steve Cropper put his Telecaster magic on? We're just scratching the surface here, folks... you simply can't go wrong when you strap on a Tele!
Fender Road Worn '50s Tele Solidbody Electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
- Color: Blonde
- Body: Ash
- Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Maple, 7-1/4" radius
- No. of frets: 21, 6105 narrow jumbo frets
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Nut width: 1.650"
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tuning keys: Fender Vintage-style tuning machines
- Bridge: Vintage-style 3-saddle, strings-through-body Tele bridge
- Pickguard: 1-ply white
- Pickups: Tex Mex Tele single-coil neck and bridge pickups
- Pickup switching: 3-position blade
- Pickup controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, nickel-plated steel, gauges .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Deluxe gig bag included