Fender American Original '50s Telecaster

The ultimate blue-collar guitar, the Telecaster launched a musical revolution when we released it. Quickly adopted by working guitarists who were enamored with its trend-setting sound, feel and unique style, the Telecaster laid the foundation for modern country, blues and even heavy metal (in Jimmy Page's hands). The American Original '50s Telecaster has all of the authentic Fender touches that made the Telecaster a star of the studio and stage, adding modern feel and pickup switching to this classic guitar.

The Pure Vintage '52 single-coil Telecaster pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 3 magnets. We even made sure the steel base plates are copper-plated, while the pickups' pole pieces are flush-mounted like the originals. The thick "U"-shaped neck profile gracefully fills the fret hand, while the 9.5"-radius fingerboard will feel familiar to any player. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware-including three brass barrel saddles-vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood "breathe" naturally with resonant tone, it also wears in a distinctively appealing way.

The American Original '50s Telecaster is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the foundation of modern music.


Ash body with lacquer finish
Two Pure Vintage 52 single-coil Telecaster pickups
Thick "U-shaped neck profile; 9.5-radius fingerboard
Vintage-style hardware; Telecaster bridge with three brass barrel saddles
Includes vintage-style hardshell case

Fender American Original '50s Telecaster

Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde

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Features

  • LACQUER FINISH
  • PURE VINTAGE 52 PICKUPS
  • THICK U NECK SHAPE
  • VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
  • VINTAGE-CORRECT HARDWARE

General

Model Name
Fender American Original '50s Telecaster, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
Model Number
0110132850
UPC
885978820887
Series
American Original
Color
Butterscotch Blonde

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Vintage-Style Hardshell

Body

Body Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material
Ash
Body Shape
Telecaster

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Vintage Tall
Neck Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Mounting
4-Bolt
Neck Plate
4-Bolt
Neck Shape
1952 "U"
Number of Frets
21
Nut Material
Bone
Nut Width
1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dots
Truss Rod
Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut
Vintage-Style Slotted

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele
Pickup Configuration
SS
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Neck Pickup
Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele
Pickup Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Hardware

Bridge
3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
Control Knobs
Knurled Dome
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
1-Ply Black Phenolic

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)