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Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster - Includes Hard Vintage-Style Tweed Case B Stock

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Description

This guitar was brought in as B Stock from Fender, it's missing the protective plastic film on the pickguard. Includes the usual Fender two year warranty.

The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

Just one year after launching the Broadcaster®, Fender received a cease-and-desist telegram from the Fred Gretsch Mfg. Co. and was faced with renaming its flagship electric guitar. Taking inspiration from the booming growth and expansive reach of television, the first blackguard Telecaster rolled off the line in late 1951, and the model has been in continuous production ever since. Deceptively simple and totally groundbreaking, the Telecaster® brought the solid body electric guitar to the masses, inspiring countless musicians along the way.

The American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster features an ash body finished in Butterscotch Blonde to capture the tone and look of the original. The substantial 51 U-shaped hard rock maple neck plays like a dream with a 7.25 radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1951, 12th fret face-dot spacing is narrow and the sole Phillips-head fastener on the guitar is at the truss rod nut. The triple brass saddle bridge, single-line Fender Deluxe tuners and Pure Vintage '51 Telecaster pickups deliver classic twang and authentic Fender style.

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

FEATURES

  • Ash Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage '51 Tele® pickups
  • U-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles, Serialized
  • Pure Vintage Single-Line Fender Deluxe Tuners

GLOSS NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER FINISH

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on 50s and 60s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instruments true tonal character.

ASH BODY

Ash is a warm-toned wood with clear, bright highs, defined midrange, focused lows, and a beautiful grain pattern.

7.25 RADIUS MAPLE FINGERBOARD

The 7.25-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1951 U-SHAPE NECK

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fenders past.

PURE VINTAGE 51 TELECASTER PICKUPS

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fenders golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets.

VINTAGE-STYLE HARDWARE

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original 50s and 60s era Fender factory machines.

Neck

Telecaster®

1-Piece Maple

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

1951 "U"

4-Bolt

7.25" (184.1 mm)

Maple

Black Dot

Black

21

Vintage-Style Butt Adjust

Vintage-Style Butt Adjust

Bone

1.650" (42 mm)

Bone


icon specs

Body

Ash

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Telecaster®

Ash

Hardware

Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles, Serialised

Includes Chrome Bridge Cover

4-Screw Vintage-Style

1-Ply Black Phenolic

Neck: Chrome; Bridge: Black

Knurled Dome

Barrel Style, Black

Nickel/Chrome

Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"

Vintage-Style Disc

Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406

4-Bolt

Vintage-Style

icon specs

Electronics

Pure Vintage '51 Single-Coil Tele®

Pure Vintage '51 Single-Coil Tele®

Two Single Coil

Master Volume, Master Tone

3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

 
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