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Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar

 
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Fender’s Road Worn '50s Telecaster delivers that killer aged look, feel and mojo without breaking the bank.

Like classic cars or your favorite T-shirt, some things just get cooler with age. It’s especially true of electric guitars; they develop an unmistakable mojo over time that only makes ‘em look even cooler and feel even more comfortable than when they were brand-new. That said, Fender’s Road Worn '50s Telecaster delivers that killer aged look, feel and mojo without breaking the bank.

The first Fender workhorse; the original road warrior guitar. Fender's long road begins with the Telecaster, a guitar that amazingly looked even cooler and handled even better the more players heaped wear-and-tear on it - great when brand-new but positively phenomenal with a few thousand miles on it. Fender's maple-fingerboard Road Worn '50s Telecaster delivers that aged look and feel - built to look, sound and feel like it has survived half a century, designed with 1950s specs, including a nitrocellulose-lacquer finish, and supercharged with Tex-Mex pickups and 6105 frets. Includes Deluxe Gig Bag.

Features:

  • Series: Road Worn
  • Body Material: Alder (2-Color Sunburst), Ash (Vintage Blonde)
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Urethane
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Vintage-Style
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Dot
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
  • Neck Pickup: Tex-Mex Single-Coil Tele
  • Bridge Pickup: Tex-Mex Single-Coil Tele
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Telecaster® with Chrome Barrel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Switch Tips: Barrel Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
  • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Other Features: Distressed Body, Neck, and Hardware Creating Aged Appearance


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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Gig Bag

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FenderRoad Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

great buy

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from sayville, n.y.

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Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

If your not hung up on collectable guitars, This one looks and sounds great. Has awesome action and Plays like butter, There's no hum from the pick ups. Don't waste your money on any guitar pricier than this. It's all you need to rock your world!

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5.0

Great Basic, Vintage-style Tele

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from Woodstock GA

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Pros

  • Fat, big Tele tone
  • Great playing neck
  • Great vintage design
  • Relic treatment makes sense, not overdone

Cons

  • Fret work not bad but could be more polished

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    Comments about Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Surprised no one has written a review yet. So I'll volunteer.

    I've had my 2016 Blonde for about 5 months now. I've been playing for over 50 years, professionally and for fun. For some reason, I never bonded with Telecasters. I started on Gibsons and then, for the past 35 years or so, it's been Stratocasters. Then I got an inexpensive Squier Tele a couple of years ago just to have one. The more I played it, the more I began to appreciate the concept of the Tele - two very different sounding pickups, the great bridge tone, the clarity, etc.

    But there were a few aspects of traditional Telecasters that rendered their usefulness limited in my application. 1. the low output of the pickups didn't drive my amp the way I wanted, 2. the enhanced treble that easily becomes shrill, 3. a maple neck that gets sticky in humid conditions or when working up a sweat.

    Well, this 50s Roadworn Tele addresses all those concerns. The Tex Mex pickups are overwound a bit so the top is not shrill, the bass is not boomy and the enhanced midrange drives my amps in a really good way. And the sanded down neck stays smooth even when it gets hot. And a beautiful neck it is - beefy, chunky, but not overly so. And the 7 1/4" radius works great with the tall 6105 frets - great for bending. I have left this guitar stock with the exception of adding compensated brass saddles and a treble bleed to retain highs when turning down the guitar volume. Oh, and the thinly lacquered ash body resonates great. I really couldn't be happier.

    I never thought a Telecaster would become my go to guitar but the 50s RW Tele has become just that. Sounds great for the classic rock, blues and jazz that I play. It it can still twang when you want too. I've been getting more compliments on tone with this guitar in a shorter time than any of my other more expensive guitars. If you are looking for a great, basic Telecaster with some attitude, give this one a try before you decide.

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    Series Road Worn
    Model 50's Telecaster
    Warranty Info:

    Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar

    Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.