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High Quality Craftsmanship
The 50’s telecaster combines the sound of a vintage instrument with the reliability of modern production. The ash body is lightweight and produces balanced tones with warm midrange, making it ideal for gigging musicians. The single piece maple neck has a comfortable feel and adds brightness to your string resonance. The modern features include a slim C neck profile. This style is ideal for comfortable chord work, especially for people with slightly smaller hands. This model is a tribute to the 50s without compromising on playability.
The telecaster guitars of the 50s featured a pickup configuration that was lost for a while after. The neck position has a single coil pickup in a humbucker shape, producing an excellent hybrid sound. The pickup, named a Dragster C, is ideal for musicians who still want to retain a bit of brightness in their neck position sound, whilst having the depth to create lush chords. This reissue provides you with the exact sound that was significant to the 50s. The vintage style single coil bridge pickup is particularly excellent when used for pop, rock and country as it achieves an impressive clarity and a balanced harmonic response.
The History of the Telecaster
The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster. An indispensable instrument, the Telecaster was the world's first successful solid-body electric guitar. Perfected after two years of development - and a name change or two - the Telecaster debuted in February 1951 and began its steady ascent towards the stage and studio. Ingeniously engineered with the ability to be heard both loud and clear, it was a marvel of simple design elegance and workhorse functionality. It is perhaps a fitting testimony to its essential original rightness that the Telecaster design has hardly changed ever since.
Fender Japan Guitars
Fender Japan was established as a way for Fender to market their guitars to the Japanese market, allowing for the creation of low cost Fender guitars that still possess the high expectations and build quality of their American counterparts. Japan is often considered to be one of the leading places in the world for guitar manufacturing. Although most of the guitars produced are not sold in the UK, the FSR models allow you to purchase an exceptionally high quality and unique guitar.
Body & Bridge
- Body: Ash
- Bridge: Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body
- Saddles: Threaded Steel
- Shape: Telecaster
- Colour: White Blonde
- Finish: Polyurethane
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Profile: Slim C Shape
- Fret Size: Vintage Style
- Neck Finish: Polyurethane
- Scale Length: 648mm
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Fingerboard Radius: 184.1mm
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Number of Frets: 21
- Neck Joint: 18th Fret
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Electronics & Hardware
- Neck Pickup: Dragster C
- Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele
- Controls: Volume, 2 x Tone
- Pickup Switching
- Position 1: Bridge
- Position 2: Bridge and Neck
- Position 3: Neck
- Tuning Machines: Gotoh Cast/Sealed
- Inlays: Black Dot
- Pickguard: 1 Ply Black
The product price includes 6 years' warranty and 180 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 6 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 180 days (terms apply after 30 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first 2 years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 6 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.
For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.
This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014.
Once the product is delivered, you have 180 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.
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