Fender Prototype Telecaster - Sunset Burst No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Figured Maple Top, Maple Neck and Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Sunset Burst
Item ID: TeleProtoSB

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Prototype Tele with Luscious Figured Maple Top

If you're a Tele fan, Fender's Prototype Telecaster guitar will blow you away. With choice tonewoods and high-end appointments throughout, the Prototype Tele sports an ash body capped with a luscious figured maple top, and wears a tone-friendly lacquer finish. You get premium Fender single-coil Tele pickups, a fast maple neck and fingerboard, deluxe tuners, and a sustain-enhancing American Tele bridge plate. If that's not enough, this instrument is beautifully balanced and lightweight. If you're ready for a truly special Tele, we've got yours: Fender's Prototype Telecaster.

Fender Select Prototype Telecaster at a Glance:
  • Fender's Select Series
  • Gorgeous, great-sounding gloss lacquer finish
  • Shred and chord with equal ease
Fender's Select Series

The Fender Prototype Telecaster is a member of Fender's Select Series. Built in the USA (where else?), this series one-ups the American Deluxe Series with choice tonewoods, beautifully figured tops, gorgeous finishes, and premium appointments throughout.

Gorgeous, great-sounding gloss lacquer finish

The Fender Prototype 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 vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities.

Improved bridge design gives you increased sustain

The Fender Prototype Telecaster features an American Tele bridge design that serves up mondo sustain. The beefy bridge plate is loaded with bent-steel saddles with elongated string slots for increased resonance and sustain. The result is impressively improved sustain - which in a way brings us full circle, back to the Tele's origins. As the first production solidbody guitar, Leo Fender's idea with the Esquire, and later the Broadcaster (as the Tele was originally called) was to mimic the solidity of the pedal steel, juicing sustain and volume, while avoiding the feedback issues that tended to plague hollowbody guitars onstage.

Fender Select Prototype Telecaster Features:
  • Ash body with stunning figured maple top and gloss lacquer finish
  • Maple neck/fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Fender Select Tele single-coil pickups
  • Deluxe staggered cast/sealed locking tuning machines
  • American Tele bridge delivers serious sustain
  • Fender Hardshell Case included

Gotta-have Tele: the Fender Prototype Telecaster!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 0182000018

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars