Fender Vintera 1950s Telecaster Modified Surf Green

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Description

For players who appreciate the mojo of the past matched to modern features, we 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 we 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 medium-jumbo 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 S-1™ switch give you even more tonal variety. Series wiring makes this Tele sound fat, like a humbucking pickup, while the S-1 switch places the pickups out of phase with each other for a cool “strangled” tone. Other features include vintage-style strap buttons, chrome hardware and 4-bolt neck plate. Includes deluxe gig bag.

Features

  • Alder or ash body
  • Custom shop vintage-style Tele single-coil bridge pickup; Custom Shop Twisted Tele neck pickup
  • “Thick Soft V”-shaped maple neck with satin back finish; 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Four-way switching and S-1 switch
  • Includes deluxe gig bag

Highlights

Alder Or Ash Body

Alder’s tone is balanced, with equal doses of lows, mids and highs; ash features chiming highs, well-defined midrange and strong low end. Both are classic Fender tone woods.

Thick Soft V Neck Profile

Based on a “Late 50s V” profile that’s been slightly rounded, the “Soft V” neck profile has a distinctly comfortable fretting-hand feel, is a bit thicker and fills the hand nicely.

Custom Shop Pickups

We matched a Custom Shop vintage-style single-coil bridge pickup with a fat-sounding Twisted Tele neck pickup, for howling, girthy tone.

Modern Fingerboard

Comfortable for chording and single-note playing alike, the 9.5”-radius fingerboard offers modern feel thanks to its medium-jumbo frets, while also making wide bends easier in the upper registers.

Vintage-Style 3-Saddle bridge

This Telecaster incorporates a stylishly classic bridge with a rock-solid string-through-body design and three brass “barrel” saddles for authentic tone.

Four-Way & S-1 Switching

We added a series wiring option to make this Tele sound giant, while the S-1 switch puts the pickups out of phase with each other for a cool “strangled” tone.

Specifications

Body Material Alder
Body Finish Gloss Polyester
Body Shape Telecaster®
Neck Material Maple
Neck Finish Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
Neck Shape Thick Soft “V”
Scale Length 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Radius 9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets 21
Fret Size Medium Jumbo
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Nut Width 1.650″ (42 mm)
Position Inlays Black Dot
Truss Rod Vintage-Style
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup Custom Shop “Twisted” Single-Coil Tele®
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
Switching 4-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel), Position 3. Neck Pickup, Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series)
Configuration SS
Special Electronics S-1™ Switch, Up Position: In Phase/Down Position: Out of Phase
Bridge 3-Saddle Vintage-Style 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
Switch Tip Black
Neck Plate 4-Bolt
Strings Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403

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