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Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar

For guitarists who must have the instrument's original-era tone, look and feel, the Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster epitomizes the guitar in the decade of its debut, with unmistakable early Tele style and snap.


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SKU: F1202303X

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With its authentic vintage-style features and finishes, everything about it takes you back to the time of diners, "Ike for President," cars with fins, two-stepping western swing, a wild new kind of music called rock 'n' roll, and an upstart little Southern California company called Fender.

This instrument features vintage-style single-coil pickups that expertly evoke the sound and style of classic Fender guitars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The neck of this instrument has a comfortable “C” profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), sculpted to impart a vintage-style playing feel from Fender’s first golden age in the 1950s and ’60s. The most prevalent neck profile shape, it’s remarkably comfortable and is ideal for all playing styles. With authentic design and performance that evokes the Telecasters of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, this model features an American Vintage telecaster bridge with three saddles.

  • Maple neck with “C”-shaped profile
  • 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
  • Dual vintage-style single-coil Telecaster pickups with three-way switching
  • Single-ply white pickguard
  • American Vintage string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three chrome “barrel” saddles
  • Deluxe gig bag included

Get your Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Allen Wrench
  • Tremolo Arm



Once in a while, you come across a particular guitar that exemplifies a model you've played what seems like a few million times—one that rises above the others of its kind and truly enchants you. This Telecaster was one of those instruments. The tone was true to the Tele twang and honk, but had an impressive sting to it that was very easy on the ears. The low end was quick and tight, and the midrange was surprisingly smooth for a stock bridge pickup. Telecasters rule< and this one stands above!



Classic Look


Nice clean sound with classic look. What's the Squier doing in the image?

Ashley Sambora

San Jose< CA


You Get What you Paid For


This guitar is great for a first timer. I would reccommend putting on costum noisless pickups. I got mine off the wall, and it sounded great. But I had to bring it in to get the strings renewed, cause the strings were to low on the bridge.




Country Music


This guitar sounds like the guitar that Buck Owens played, when he recorded "Buckaroo". It has a twangy sound of country music.

Ilan Freedman

New York

50s reissue


"i saw it and i fell in love. got a lucky one out of the batch, comparing it 2 another 50s tele, my finish was nicer (vintage blonde w/ wood grain showing thru..&lt3) beautiful sound 2, plugged in2 marshall 15w. however, i had 2 get the little 10w b/c this guitar totally wiped out my bank account and it was all i cood afford. w/ this guitar im set 4 life, wont have 2 buy another 4 a looong time. neck is vintage tinted-ilove it. theres a fender 60th little thing on back of headstock, kewlio."



great feeling guitar


"I am a novice guitar player, so please take my review with a grain of salt. I really like the sound and feel of this guitar. The slight curve on the face of the neck feels great and the distinctive Tele sound is fantastic. The ash body was also lighter than some of the other solid bodies I test drove. My only complaint is that adjustments to the guitar are difficult because the neck must me removed to adjust the tension. I guess that is how Telecasters were made in the 50s. I am getting a rattle on the low strings, and will have to drop some extra money to get it adjusted. I wish Fender had not re-creaetd the negative aspects of the 1950s Tele."



Classic Series '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar

4.7 6


Series Classic Series
Model 50s Telecaster
Warranty Info:

Classic Series '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.

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