Fender James Burton Telecaster - Blue Paisley Flames

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Blue Flame
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James Burton Tele!

James Burton is a legendary lifetime Tele player who has played with Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, and tons more.

Like its brother, the James Burton Standard Telecaster guitar, the James Burton Telecaster pays homage to the legendary guitarist. Features include a U-shaped '60s neck, three Fender-Lace Sensor pickups and special five-way Strat-o-Tele switching.

Fender James Burton Telecaster Features:
  • Color: Blue Flame
  • Finish: Polyurethane
  • Neck Wood: 1-piece Maple
  • Neck Shape: '60s "U" shape
  • BodyWood: Basswood
  • Machine Heads: Gold Plated Fender/Schaller Deluxe Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines with Pearl Buttons
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" radius
  • No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Frets
  • Position Markers: Dot
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Pickups: 1 Blue Fender Lace Sensor (Neck), 1 Silver Fender Lace Sensor (Mid), 1 Red Fender Lace Sensor (Bridge)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade, Special "Strat-o-Tele" Switching
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: American Vintage Strat Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge
  • Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Case: Vintage Tweed Case

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Satin urethane
Color Blue Paisley Flames
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape U
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 21, Vintage
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece American Vintage Strat strings-through hardtail
Tuners Gold plated Fender/Schaller cast sealed tuners with pearl buttons
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup James Burton single-coil
Middle Pickup James Burton single-coil
Bridge Pickup James Burton single-coil
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way pickup selector
Strings Fender Super 250L, (.009-.042)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0108602888

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1997 James Burton signature Telecaster

Got the JB Tele in 97 , it's to this day the finest guitar I've ever played! Almost like two guitar's in one, with the 3 fender lace sensor 's and 5 way switch you can get a sound much like a start or the original tele tone but with a fatter sound and a killer bell like tone when playing clean! The versatility of this guitar is amazing, you can play rock,blues,country, Jazz and get the tone's your looking for! The amp I'm playing through right now with this guitar is a Soldano 50 watt lucky 13!!!!
Music background: Professional guitar player

James Burton Tele


Love at first touch!

This guitar is the one. It's got spank, it's got fat round tone, it's got sublime jazz sounds all day long. Rockabilly, blues, fat rock, or country chicken pickin, if you can't get the right tone you need lessons. I am truly glad I pulled the trigger on this guitar. Sweetwater was great to deal with. I will deal with them a lot in the future. I got the guitar in one day with the extra shipping and it was perfect out of the box. Set up was perfect. No really, perfect. I was shocked, but very, very pleased. Brad Jahn was killer to work with. I would recommend Sweetwater to anyone! Playing this guitar through a 1978 Deluxe Reverb and it sounds incredible. Get this guitar and start bangin.
Music background: 40yr guitar player
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