An original Telecaster master still going strong, James Burton influenced generations of rock guitar royalty with his perfectly phrased late '50s/early '60s Tele work with Ricky Nelson, and his later stints with Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello and many others only furthered his revered elder statesman status. His was the first signature Telecaster model, and today’s James Burton Telecaster is as fiery as ever, with three pickups, special switching, gold hardware, gorgeous paisley-flame finishes and more. Professionally set up with fresh strings & low action, so it plays & sounds fantastic!
Cosmetic Condition: Various minor nicks, dents & dings along with surface scratches. There are several spots along the body edges that were amateurly touched up with black paint.
Neck: Vintage style U-shaped maple neck with black dot inlays. 9.5" radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage style frets. Frets are in great shape with no wear. James Burton signature on the headstock. Gold Fender tuners with pearloid buttons in perfect working condition. 1.650" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod is in good working condition.
Body: Solid Basswood body finished in black with blue paisley flames & gold trim. String-thru bridge with six adjustable saddles & gold hardware. Guitar weighs 8 lbs 9.7 oz.
Pickups: Three specially designed James Burton single coils. Master volume & tone controls with knurled knobs; 5-Position Blade, Special “Strat-o-Tele” switching & S-1 switch. All electronics are in good working condition.
Case: Fender hardshell case included.
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.