For players who appreciate the mojo of the past matched to modern features, Fender created the Vintera ‘50s Telecaster Modified. Blending classic looks with a modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, hotter pickups and updated electronics—this guitar packs a surprising amount of power under the hood.
For modern Fender tone Fender included a pair of Custom Shop pickups, kicking things up a bit with a vintage-style bridge pickup and fat-sounding Twisted Tele neck pickup. Twangy and articulate, they have the crisp, snarling sound that put Fender on the musical map. For modern playing feel, we added 21 vintage-style frets to the 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard that sits atop the Thick, Soft-V shaped neck. A vintage-style Tele bridge with three brass saddles gives this Telecaster it’s characteristic twang, while 4-way switching and the S1 switch give you even more tonal variety. Series wiring makes this Tele sound fat, like a humbucking pickup, while the S1 switch places the pickups out of phase with each other for a cool “strangled” tone. Other features include Other features include vintage-style strap buttons, chrome hardware and 4-bolt neck plate. Includes deluxe gig bag.
-Model Name: Vintera '50s Telecaster® Modified, Maple Fingerboard, Surf Green
-Model #: 0149862357
-Country Of Origin: Mexico
-Color: Surf Green
-Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
-Body Shape: Telecaster
-Neck Material: Maple
-Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
-Neck Shape: Thick Soft "V"
-Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
-Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
-Number of Frets: 21
-Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
-String Nut: Synthetic Bone
-Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
-Position Inlays: Black Dots
-Truss Rods: Vintage-Style
-Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele
-Neck Pickup: Custom Shop "Twisted" Single-Coil Tele
-Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
-Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade - Bridge Pickup, Bridge and Neck Pickups, Neck Pickup
-Pickup Configuration: SS
-Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Chrome Barrel Saddles
-Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
-Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
-Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
-Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
-Strings: Fender USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
-Weight: 11.35 LB
Why We Love Fender
It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.