Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster - Aged White Blonde

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Aged White Blonde
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The Definitive Mid-'60s Tele

The Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster reflects an era of change. Social upheaval and the British Invasion were in full swing, and Fender's '64 Telecaster was in the thick of it. Thick maple necks were morphing into a rounded C-shaped profile, now capped with a round laminate rosewood fingerboard. Staggered bridge pickup pole magnets, threaded-steel-barrel bridge saddles, and 3-ply white pickguards were the order of the day. The guitarists at Sweetwater love the pure, unadulterated '60s Tele vibe of the Fender's American Vintage '64 Telecaster.

Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Meticulous vintage accuracy graces this guitar
  • Beauty, tone, and playability
  • The magic of Fender's American Vintage Series
Meticulous vintage accuracy graces this guitar

For the American Vintage '64 Telecaster, Fender tracked down several of the original '64s and exhaustively analyzed them to ensure a painstaking level of vintage accuracy. Every facet of the original instruments - including minute details such as curves, perimeters, radii, and more - was examined, measured, evaluated, and ultimately incorporated into the American Vintage '64 Tele. What you see in this remarkable guitar is more than the sum of its parts. It's a highly playable, eminently musical-sounding re-creation of an iconic instrument that changed music forever.

Beauty, tone, and playability

With Fender's American Vintage '64 Telecaster, there's genius in the details. This remarkable guitar's beauty, tone, and playability are no accident. It starts with a musical-sounding ash body, a classic 3-ply white pickguard, and a thin Fender Flash Coat nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Then there's the highly playable C-profile maple neck with its round laminate rosewood fingerboard and 21 vintage-style frets, staggered bridge pickup pole magnets, threaded-steel-barrel bridge saddles, top-hat switch tip, flat-top, knurled chrome control knobs, and more. If you're a fan of '60s Teles, then the Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster is one drool-worthy axe.

The magic of Fender's American Vintage Series

Since its introduction in the early 1980s, Fender's American Vintage Series has been the go-to source for the last word on original-era model year guitars. With today's American Vintage guitars, Fender has gone back to the drawing board with new features, new specs, and the most fanatical level of vintage accuracy yet. They've restored original tooling dies, voiced new pickups, reformulated vintage colors, and more - all based on actual vintage guitars. From its flawless vintage looks to its impeccable tone and playing feel, there's pure magic in the Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster!

Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Exceptionally playable C-profile maple neck
  • American Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom single-coil pickups
  • Vintage-style Tele bridge with 3 threaded-steel-barrel saddles
  • Includes Vintage '64 Tele strap, cable, cloth, vintage wiring kit, bridge cover, and saddle height wrench
  • Deluxe Vintage Brown case, owner's manual, and '60s Tele information kit included
Tone, playability, and looks come together in the Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster!

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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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 Fender Flash Coat nitrocellulose lacquer
Color Aged White Blonde
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 7.25" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21 vintage-style
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece String-through hardtail with 3 threaded-steel-barrel saddles
Tuners Single-line "Fender Deluxe" vintage-style
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup American Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-coil neck
Bridge Pickup American Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-coil bridge
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Fender USA 250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0111000801

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Old school Tele by Leo

This was the last year Leo owned Fender and this is a great playing and sounding guitar, probably one of the reasons CBS bought Fender Guitars in '65. I consider this the best Guitar I ever played.
5/5

Tele Time Machine!

This is how I remember Telecasters. I've purchased Squier and Baja teles from the good folks at Sweetwater in the past, and have been very pleased. But I wanted to get a MIA before I retired. None of the new Teles interested me very much. I'm very old school and not a big fan of the belly bouts, oversized frets and compound radii found on newer models. So I took a chance on the 64 and preordered. As always working with Paul Allen and the folks at SW was a real pleasure. I can't say enough about their business model. The guitar came in sooner than I was expecting and shipping was super fast as usual. When I opened the case, I was totally blown away. Everything about it was perfect. Just like I remember Teles being. I was a little concerned that the C neck would be too thin, but it isn't . Nice and beefy without being clunky. The 7.25 radius fits like a glove with no problems anywhere on the neck. This is a KEEPER. Thanks again Paul and all the folks at Sweetwater!
Music background: Hired hand. Acoustic flatpicker, but Love them Teles.
5/5

It feels like the 1964 Fender new guitar experience

Between the case candy, the smell when opening a new guitar case and mostly the amazing quality for a non custom model -- this feels like my first experience buying a new Jazzmaster in 1965. I have never wanted to pay custom shop prices and have been eyeing these AV Teles since the came out. I think Fender has finally found the original formula for making a truly exceptional guitar at a "reasonable" made in the USA price. I usually look for thin Gibson style necks and took a chance on this guitar knowing that it was going to be like that. I have to say after several weeks of playing this every day - I get it !! The neck somehow affects my playing in a good way. There is also some sort of magic going on with these pickups. They are so balanced when switching between them at different tone settings. Amazing! I LOVE this guitar. Thanks Robby @ Sweetwater for helping me with this purchase !!!!!
5/5

Hantastic

These new fender vintage teles are the best yet. I am biased toward fender so my review might not meet everyone's opinion. I have tried all the guitars out there from boutique to import. For the money these are still some of the best playing, best sounding instruments money can buy. I love teles and the 64 was one of the best years. Theickups are a bit broader than early ones. A little more mid bite. Only my CS nocaster sounds better. Highly recommended for anyone looking for signature telecaster sound and looks. Love it !!!!
Music background: Serious hobbyist
5/5

I just love this guitar! I wanted that Cropper mojo, and this guitar delivers. It has a thinner neck than my AV '52 Tele (but not '60s Gibson thin), and slightly different pickups (a bit jazzier…in a good way), and weighs in at just 6 lbs 8oz. The acoustic resonance of this guitar is the best of any Tele I have played. The fit and finish are perfect, and the fretboard is a lovely figured rosewood. Change the pickguard to a single-ply white one, and you have a dead ringer for Cropper's '62 Tele. I have played it through my Marshall, Fender , and Vox amps, and I can dial in Page, Cropper, and early Beck, respectively. That's pretty versatile! I have been a Gibson guy all my life, but I have been falling hard for my Teles of late. I have many vintage and high-end guitars, so I know quality, and I think this guitar measures up to the Custom Shop Fenders I have played. Top-shelf craftsmanship, a different tone and look than the AV '52 Tele, and a personality all its own. I've already located a vintage Harvard amp, and when it arrives, I am ready to get my Cropper on!I want to add that Tyler at Sweetwater was great to deal with, even playing several guitars for me to give me player's feedback, and going out of his way to make sure I got the specific guitar I wanted. I find Sweetwater's listing the weights, and providing photos of the actual guitars in stock to be a cut above most dealers. I couldn't be happier with my Sweetwater experience…or my new AV '64 Tele!
Music background: Semi-pro musician.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars