The first Fender workhorse; the original road warrior guitar. Fender's long road begins with the Telecaster® guitar, 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 maple-fingerboard Road Worn® '50s Telecaster delivers that aged look and feel - built to look, sound and feel like it has survived half a century, designed with 1950s specs, including a nitrocellulose-lacquer finish, and supercharged with Tex-Mex™ pickups and 6105 frets.
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This thing plays like butter. That's what sold me on it. The feel is just wonderful it is easily the most comfy guitar to play that I have ever owned. Mine is still all stock and really do nth ave any plans to change it. I use it mainly for recording as I am really a working bassist, but I write and record in my "home studio." I have a parts caster that works well, but rally gets used. I always pull out the Road Worn Tele when I'm recording a scratch track or a final take it's pretty much the only guitar I need.
Most of my friend want to buy it, because I'm not really a guitar player, but I ain't selling. I am keeping this guitar for the long haul.
Really makes me want to take a closer look at the road worn basses.
Buy this and change the pickup with Fender Custom Shop Nocaster 51 pickup, you will feel like you are playing an expensive telecaster guitar !!! Believe it or not, i've tried it and all the people ask me about this guitar at the end of every show. :D
nandanasional owns this item
I wanted a Road Worn guitar since seeing a 60s strat in 2008 in my local dealer. The looks sold me, but it took until last year before I bought my Road Worn Tele used in sunburst. The relic treatment looks very realistic on the body, but the back of the neck is a little too neat and looks sanded. However, a mate who picked the guitar up thought it was a guitar which had been well gigged and he's been playing 25 years.
The Road Worn FEELS great though. The neck feels great where it's worn, especially.
My 2 main criticisms are the price of these which has rocketed. The Baja is miles better value for less money. My second is that like others, you buy one and then modify it. I've added Nocaster pickups and a Callaham bridge to improve the sound and sustain. I didn't think much of the Tex Mex pickups which seemed a little lifeless to me.
A couple of swaps though and I've got a very good guitar that looks great.
chrisrainbow78 owns this item
I played one in a shop about 3 years ago and didn't buy it but the feel and coolness factor haunted me. Recently I decided that I needed a back up guitar in which I didn't have to worry about dings, scratches, weather variations and the like. I finally pulled the trigger on one this past summer. I dropped in a set of Fralin pickups and replaced the stock saddles with Glendale screamin' 59s. It has a ton of bark, twang and growl, and is pretty light weight. This is the perfect backup guitar for me but it would make a fantastic primary guitar as well even with the stock pickups (sounded great, just wanted to match what is in my main Tele). I would have liked to see more variation in the aging process but understand that it is a mass produced item, not custom. Compared to the features on the Baja, it may not have as much value. What lt lacks in that area however, is made up in mojo.
A4325boxts owns this item
A great feel to this guitar. Yes, Road Worn looks cool, but to me, it is the worn in FEEL that makes the most difference. This guitar really feels like it has been played for years and years. Love it. Added a blackguard and changed the pickups to Fender Custom Shop Nocaster for a little less bite compared to the stock Tex-Mex.
tremelo68 owns this item
Great looks, playability & sound. Relic work is well done. Neck feels very comfortly. This guitar gives me a large "Keef" feeling (without humbucker @ neck position)
dkwinten owns this item
I've owned this guitar for a few months now and I love it.
Everything about it feels great. The weight, the neck, everything.
Another cool thing, you don't have to worry about it getting scratched.
JUST PLAY IT!!
jimmybusta owns this item
|Model Name:||Road Worn® '50s Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Tone Sunburst|
|Body Finish:||Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Finish:||Road Worn® Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Narrow Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Bridge Pickup:||Tex-Mex™ Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||Tex-Mex™ Single-Coil Tele|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Dome|
|Switch Tips:||Barrel Style|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Distressed Body, Neck, and Hardware Creating Aged Appearance|
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