Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster - 2-color Sunburst with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - 2-color Sunburst
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This New Tele Looks and Feels Like a Real Road Warrior!

The Fender Road Worn '50s Tele solidbody electric guitar puts the looks and feel of a well-used vintage Telecaster in your hands - without the vintage price tag! Looking at the Road Worn '50s Tele, you'd swear it was a classic instrument with some serious road miles on it, but this one's brand-new! Though it looks vintage, this guitar's two Tex Mex single-coil pickups provide increased output for playing a range of styles. This axe features a real nitrocellulose lacquer finish on its distressed alder body, while its maple neck and jumbo frets make the Road Worn '50s Tele a joy to play!

Fender Road Worn '50s Tele Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Brand new guitar, broken-in feel
  • Ready for action

Brand new guitar, broken-in feel
The '50s Tele: the first Fender workhorse and the original road-warrior guitar. Fender's long road begins with the Telecaster, a guitar that amazingly looked even cooler and handled even better the more players heaped wear-and-tear on it-great when brand-new but positively phenomenal with a few thousand miles on it! Fender's new maple-fretboard Road Worn '50s Tele delivers that aged look and feel - built to look, sound and feel like it has survived half a century.

Ready for action
The Road Worn '50s Tele was designed with 1950s specs, including a nitrocellulose-lacquer finish, then supercharged with Tex-Mex pickups and 6105 frets so it can hold the stage alongside anybody. Whether you're chicken pickin', jazzing it up, or rocking out, this guitar will keep up - and your crowd (and possibly even your band) will think you've been taking this axe on the road with you for years.

Fender Road Worn '50s Tele Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Color: 2-color sunburst
  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" radius
  • No. of frets: 21, 6105 narrow jumbo frets
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Nut width: 1.650"
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning keys: Fender Vintage-style tuning machines
  • Bridge: Vintage-style 3-saddle, strings-thru-body Tele bridge
  • Pickguard: 1-ply black
  • Pickups: Tex Mex Tele single-coil neck and bridge pickups
  • Pickup switching: 3-position blade
  • Pickup controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, nickel-plated steel, gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)
  • Deluxe gig bag included

The Road Worn '50s Tele puts vintage, well-worn looks and a comfortable feel into a brand-new guitar!
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 Alder
Body Finish Nitrocellulose lacquer
Color 2-color Sunburst
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 7.25" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 21, Narrow Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece 6-saddle strings-through hardtail
Tuners Vintage style tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Tex-Mex single-coil
Bridge Pickup Tex-Mex single-coil
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Fender Standard Tension ST250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0131212303

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5/5

A.MAZING.

My review is of my 08-09 heavy relic model. As far as I know, the only difference between it and the current model is they're not doing the heavy relic to the body anymore, possibly the neck too but you may want to look into that to confirm.Anyways, I'll try and keep this as short and simple as I can. Mexican Fenders are rock solid guitars and don't let anyone tell you different. As someone who's owned and appreciated several American-made guitars over the years, Fender gets it and this is one he11 of a guitar. In my comparison to the American Standard Tele, the Road Worn is more comfortable and effortless to play, it's so much more resonant, it's got more raw, natural tone, and I actually prefer the Tex-Mex pickups over what they put in the US Teles. They're hotter so they produce killer tone and they make this such a versatile guitar vs the 1 trick pony that is the US Standard. Take my word for it, it can do rock, hard rock, metal, you name it. As awesome a blues and country guitar as it is, it excels at other genres too. As a former PRS and Les Paul die hard, I'm blown away by this Tele. It has amazing clarity, snap, and presence and when you turn up the gain, it really cuts. All the natural tonal characteristics of the guitar just shine through and thankfully you're not left with the typical tinny, bass-less ice pick Tele tone feared by so many. It's a full and complex tone and with minimal tweaking, this thing will breathe fire and I'm never going back to muddy, dull, lifeless humbuckers. That's right, to my absolute shock, this guitar has completely converted me to a single coil guy! Now I realize what my tone's been missing all along, PERSONALITY! On the flip side, this thing just shimmers clean. It embodies the Tele twang and can also sound very strat-like. Adding a little dirt just makes this thing come alive. With a good crunchy amount of gain, it'll amaze you. The best way I can describe it is it's just so....toneful. I mean, real honest to goodness tone for days on end. Oh, and did I mention it's like putting on a favorite old pair of slippers every time I pick it up? Don't know what more you could ask for in a guitar. I've never had a guitar quite like this and I'm never gonna let her go. If you're lucky enough to find a used one, don't hesitate for a second and buy it. But, even at 900 and some change new, this guitar is worth every penny and then some. Such a joy to play. It's brought a lot of enthusiasm back to my playing I thought I had lost and for that reason alone, thanks Fender. I would've payed MUCH more.
5/5

road worn 2 color sunburst

It's like a really cool blast from the past. That was the idea from Fender and it works great. Broken in feel, and classic tone. Everything about this guitar feels, looks, and sounds authentic because it is. It's Mexican made, but I don't care. Another reviewer said you don't have to worry about it getting a nick here or there and they're right. Fun guitar! Get one and you won't be sorry. This one's staying in the herd. SW-great, Zach Neels-great, Fender-great! Enough said
Music background: hobbyist, praise music, classic rock
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars