Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster, Lacquer - White Blonde with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - White Blonde
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'50s Tele Charm and Tone!

When you grab a Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster, you go straight back to the heart and soul of the instrument that kicked off the solidbody electric guitar revolution in the first place. There's nothing ostentatious about this classic ash-bodied guitar, but that's part of what makes the Classic Series '50s Telecaster so special. Its broad-range Vintage Tele pickups give you solid lows, creamy mids, and clear highs, which makes it pretty much good for any musical style. At the same time, its 3-barrel chrome bridge is incredibly stable, and its nitrocellulose lacquer finish gives the Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster a unique air of authenticity.

Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A simple guitar that takes you back to the roots of the Tele
  • Gorgeous, great-sounding gloss lacquer finish
  • Vintage Tele pickups deliver deep lows and clear highs
A simple guitar that takes you back to the roots of the Tele

The Classic Series '50s Telecaster was designed to take you back to the roots of the original Fender Telecaster. A guitar that hit the market when singing cowboys were electrifying country and western music for the first time. Since then, the Tele has grown beyond its country roots to lend its signature tone to practically every genre of popular music. With its traditional nitrocellulose finish, knurled chrome knobs, single-ply pickguard, and single-coil pickups, the Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster captures the spirit of this timeless guitar perfectly.

Gorgeous, great-sounding gloss lacquer finish

The Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster wears a gorgeous gloss lacquer finish. Lacquer finishes (standard back in the day) are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to breathe. lacquer finishes not only look wonderful, but they also enhance the Classic Series '50s Telecaster's tonal qualities with age.

Vintage Tele pickups deliver deep lows and clear highs

Fender's Classic Series '50s Telecaster sports a pair of classic-sounding Vintage Tele pickups, which feature the broad and slightly scooped sound that made the original model so versatile. Whether you're looking for the upper-end spank of modern country or the low-end growl that made the Tele a viable rock axe, this guitar delivers.

Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A classic Fender solidbody electric guitar that recalls the spirit of the original Tele
  • Traditional ash body with maple neck and fingerboard provides plenty of resonance and spank
  • Pair of Vintage Tele single-coil pickups deliver punchy lows, smooth mids, and clear highs
  • String-through-body design with a 3-saddle bridge provide exceptional tuning stability
  • Chrome hardware adds an extra touch of class
  • Tweed hardshell case included
Take home the traditional Tele vibe with this Fender Classic Series '50s Telecaster!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Ash
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color White Blonde
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 7.25" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black Dot
Number of Frets 21, Vintage-Style
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.625"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage Style Strings-Through Body with 3 Chrome Barrel Saddles
Tuners Vintage Style
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Vintage Style Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Vintage Style Single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way selector
Strings Fender USA Super 250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0140063701

Customer Reviews

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I've been playing Tele's for over 50 years. I've owned several including a '56 and '69 which I still have. This guitar sounds and plays as well as any of them. The set up was pretty good right out of the box. I've had this Tele for over a month now and have played it every day. It seems like it just gets better. I use a Fender Mustang III modified with an Eminence Texas Heat speaker, set on the '65 Twin setting. The tone is nearly identical to the sound Buck Owens and Don Rich were getting from their '64 Silver Sparkle Tele's which is the sound I was looking for. Sometimes things just work out the way you would expect them to. I'm extremely pleased!
Music background: 40 Years of playing professionally, now retired.

Great Skeleton!

I was looking to build a partscaster Tele, and after researching and pricing bodies and necks I realized this had all the specs I was looking for and the nitro finish for a lot less than I was going to spend. It also comes with a decent hardshell case you can either keep or sell to fund your project. Like the title says it's a great Skeleton to start your build the factory hardware and electronics are not as bad as some people make it out to be, it's totally usable right out of the box. I know once I upgrade all the things mentioned above it will be an outstanding guitar that will play and look even greater than it already does! Not to mention the wear or relic factor that will come with this piece for the years ahead. So if you want that vintage Fender Custom Shop vibe without shelling out tons of cash then I totally recommend this as your bones and geek out on all the other parts! Won't disappoint!
Music background: Amateur guitar player

Great Sound, Great Value!

I bought this telecaster because I love Nitrocellulose finish, and the classic tele sound. I've had it for about two months now, and I'm still blown away by the feel of the instrument, the finish really makes it responsive and I absolutely LOVE the neck. The electronics are nice... Honestly the bridge pick-up sounds just like you hope it to, the neck pick-up DOES leave something to be desired, but it's an east switch out, or you just roll some of the high end off on the tone knob. Overall... if you are looking for a tele, love a classic sound... and are in the market for a Mexican tele, this is the one! Plus get it from Sweetwater, they really are the best!
Music background: Gigging Musicians/Educator

My new guitar of Choice

This guitar does it all for me. I play through a Peavey Delta Blues and a 65 Deluxe Reverb. I played my first tele in Nov of 1964 and have searched for the sound since. This guitar nails it. I played in a band when music was happy and simple. With my deluxe reverb and a tube screamer(TS-9), I can get any sound that I want. Because of the pre and post gain settings on my Delta Blues, I don't need the tube screamer. By using the tone knobs, I am able to dial in anything that I want. I play mostly blues. I have even played classical music on it. It works. I liked it so much that I ordered the 60's Stratocaster with the rosewood neck in lacquer. I got to play one of those in 1961 that belong to one of my friend's older brother. It also has the 7.5 in neck radius. That is a joy to play. I have a Baja tele which was my go to guitar. The pickups in the 50's tele lacquer sound exactly like the twisted neck pickup in the Baja and the Broadcaster Bridge pickup. All I have to do is close my eyes and I am playing on the beach at Gulf Shores, Al or on the bay in Fairhope where I grew up. This Guitar is simple and a sonic pleasure. It was set up perfectly by the Sweetwater technicians. Aaron Smith is my "go to guy" at Sweetwater. He was of great help.
Music background: I played in a band in high school, And again abiut 10 years ago, So I guess that I am a professional. I really play now for my own enjoyment! I am trying to teach my 10 year old son to play.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars