Fender Vintera '50s Telecaster Modified

Fender Vintera '50s Telecaster Modified

Fender Vintera '50s Telecaster Modified

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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
ALDER OR ASH BODY
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
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
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
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
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
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.

General

Model Name
Fender Vintera '50s Telecaster® Modified, Maple Fingerboard, Surf Green
Model Number
0149862357
UPC
885978076345
Series
Vintera
Color
Surf Green

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Deluxe Gig Bag

Body

Body Binding
None
Body Finish
Gloss Polyester
Body Material
Alder
Body Shape
Telecaster®
Body Style
Solid Body

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Neck Binding
None
Neck Finish
Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Plate
4-Bolt
Neck Shape
Thick Soft "V"
Number of Frets
21
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dot
Truss Rod
Vintage-Style

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele®
Pickup Configuration
SS
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Neck Pickup
Custom Shop "Twisted" Single-Coil Tele®
Special Electronics
S-1™ Switch, Up Position: In Phase/Down Position: Out of Phase
Pickup 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)

Hardware

Bridge
3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Chrome Barrel Saddles
Control Knobs
Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
1-Ply Black
Tuning Machines
Vintage-Style

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)