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Fender American Original '60s Telecaster, Rosewood Fingerboard - Lake Placid Blue

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American Original \'60s Telecaster, Rosewood Fingerboard - Lake Placid Blue

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One of the most versatile guitars ever created, the Telecaster is easily at home in any genre, thanks to its flexible sound, alluring style and smooth playing feel. In 1960, Fender offered rosewood as the standard fingerboard wood and launched the Telecaster Custom, an elegant model with a double-bound body and 3-ply pickguard. The American Original '60s Telecaster combines period-accurate sound and style from this electrifying decade with modern, fast-playing feel and pickup switching.

The Pure Vintage 64 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 5 magnets. The bridge pickups copper shielding plate adds some zing to your tone, while the pole pieces are staggered for balanced volume between the strings. The mid-'60s "C"-shaped neck profile gracefully fills the fret hand, while the 9.5"-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard will feel familiar to any player. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware (including three steel 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.

A legendary instrument, the American Original '60s Telecaster is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the foundation of modern music.

Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Nut Material: Bone
Fingerboard Width: 9.5" (241 mm)
Neck Shape: 60s "C"
Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Black Hardshell (Black Interior)


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LPB American Original Tele! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I bought this guitar second hand from someone in Kingston, it was the only model of this guitar I found in Ontario, the only other one was in Ottawa. The guitar is absolutely stunning in terms of looks. The finish is as expected, flawless. This is my first Nitro finish guitar, so it will wear much sooner than other modern fenders. Sound wise this guitar does not disappoint. I've owned a handful of Teles. A squier Standard, a squier classic vibe, a Fender American special, and a 2026 American professional deluxe Shawbucker. This guitar is a step above the rest. The pickups are exactly what I was looking for. That full airy sound of the neck pickup, but a stunningly aggressive bridge pickup that has no icepick. I play mostly worship but this guitar can cover most if not all genres, the tone knob can get you from aggressive rock tones on the bridge, to beautiful smooth tones for jazz on the neck. Only genre that it may lack is heavy metal but with the right setup it can pull it off. I paid a little less than the full price tag on here. But I can safely say this is the best you can get around this price range without jumping to custom shop prices. All in all I am over joyed with this beauty and she's definitely here to stay.
Posted by Ymjerim on Jul 21, 2020
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My dream tele, could it be yours too? 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Brampton, Ontario
I got this American Original 60's tele brought in from the Pickering warehouse as they sold two of them that were in stock at my local store (Brampton) before I could grab one. But the wait was worth it! They really nailed the feel, sound, playability and most definitely the looks on these new updates on the American Vintage line of guitars. The pickups sound amazing, not too muddy (neck position) and not too ice-pick shrill (in the bridge position). The neck is a nice full feeling mid 60's 'C' shape, and if you're looking for that original double bound tele look, this one is sure to impress! The case they come with is nice, not quite as nice as the G&G cases that I believe the previous American Vintage guitars came with, but almost as good. Online says 'black interior' but mine came with the red interior and single stow away compartment area near the opening end and latches, same shape and layout as the G&G cases. Comes with some neat case candy as well as the chrome 'ash tray' bridge cover, which looks cool but is pretty much not usable if you mute strings at all, which most everyone does at some point, and explains quite obviously why they became more useful as an ash tray for most people who got them with their tele back in the day. The finish is very cool, you can see where the checking will happen eventually if you put it under the right angle of lighting. The price is a little higher than I wanted to pay, but then again pricing on all guitars across the board have gone up generally, so yes, you could go for an elite model Fender for the same or similar price, but if the original vintage specs and looks and feel are what you're after like I was, the elite models won't give you that, they have very modern features, whereas this model is apparently dead on to the original dimensions and looks (aside from the 9.5" radius neck which I prefer over the original 7.25" radius of the 50's and 60's that makes it feel smaller and more difficult to bend notes without fretting out etc). The guitar is no light weight, but not heavy either, nice and comfy, easy to wear with a strap or sit on the couch and pick away for hours. If you're a fan of the double bound tele's, but also like the more modern feel of the 9.5" neck, and don't want to fork out over $4000 for the custom shop models, then this guitar was made for you, and you won't be disappointed. There are plenty of in-depth reviews online for these now, which would explain a lot more than this review, and trust me, I googled this particular guitar obsessively, but all in all I love this guitar, everything about is is exactly what I was looking for, what I've wanted in a tele for a long time but could not find at this price point. The only thing I didn't like 100% was the bridge saddles. The sound is great, but I didn't like how the strings can fall into the holes drilled out for the height adjustment screws and potentially change the sound, string spacing, and maybe even lead to premature string breaking as they were sitting down into the holes when the strings moved on the saddles, so I opted to swap these out and install Wilkinson brass compensated saddles, which will also help with intonation vs the straight steel saddles supplied with this guitar. But honestly there were no really noticable intonation issues with my particular tele, I'm just particular about them so I changed them out for my own taste. So this is a great guitar, great sound and feel, and looks are just amazing! Give one a spin if you can find one in stock (also available in sunburst and fiesta red!) and you may just wind up taking it home with you.
Posted by Johnny on Jan 19, 2019
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