The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender® history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, new American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender's roots—expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it's going, but also remembers where it came from.
The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fender's best selling guitars (their early-'80s introduction, in fact, was one of the first signs that Fender was "back" as the CBS era ended). Today, Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, we've completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept—restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more—based on actual vintage guitars we tracked down to make sure we had it right. We did the work, and it shows, because there's pure tonal magic in each new American Vintage instrument.
The American Vintage '58 Telecaster® harkens back to early 1958, when the Telecaster graduated from its original "U"-shaped neck profile—a real handful—to a still-large but more comfortable D-shape for its maple neck. Other spot-on early-'58 touches are here too, such as a lightweight ash body, staggered bridge pickup pole magnets, solid steel "barrel" bridge saddles, a single-ply white pickguard, "top-hat" switch tip, flat-top knurled aluminum chrome control knobs and more.
|Model Name:||American Vintage '58 Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde|
|Color:||Aged White Blonde|
|Body Finish:||Fender Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Neck Finish:||Fender Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||"D" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Truss Rods:||Vintage-Style Heel Adjust|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Vintage-Style Slotted|
|Bridge Pickup:||American Vintage '58 Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||American Vintage '58 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 American Vintage Telecaster® with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Dome|
|Switch Tips:||Top Hat Style|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Early-1958 large maple neck with comfortable "D"-shaped profile; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with early-1958 staggered bridge pickup pole magnets; Solid steel "barrel" bridge saddles "Top-hat" switch tip and flat-top knurled aluminum chrome control knobs|
|Included Accessories:||Vintage '58 Tele Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage Wiring Kit, '50s Tele Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench|
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I've owned this TELE for over a year. It's my main go to guitar. I play gigs every weekend with my band. Always get compliments on the TONE and looks of this guitar. Top quality guitar. D-neck shape is comfortable, in between a U-shape and C-shape neck. Again, great Tone. Set-up was perfect, out of the case. Love the case candy, included. I feel guilty, not playing my American Deluxe Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul standard Double-cut, but I just can't put this Tele down. I have bought, sold, traded many high end guitars, over 35+ years. This is the one guitar that I will keep, always !!! Go to your nearest music store and try one out, I'm sure you will be impressed.
Dutchy owns this item
This is my first Tele. I played quite a few before narrowing it down to the '52 and '58 vintages. Both are great guitars. The less chunky neck on the '58 was the deciding factor. The '58 plays like a dream. The craftsmanship is superb. The tone is amazing. I would highly recommend this guitar.
DaveV owns this item
I play in an Aggressive progressive band, this tele provides the warm, tight lead sound i love, with a very responsive tone control. being a vintage model, its amazing the versatility it offers, on both clean, crunch and lead channels. from its it vintage tuners to its string through Ash body, this guitar is worth every penny.
Love this guitar to bits
Tele_man_1994 owns this item
I've checked out a few of these guitars at Guitar Center - for the price, I expect the details to be spot on. I was not impressed by the three piece ash body, although it was fairly lightwieght which most of the vintage 57's and 58's tend to be. The headstock decal was misaligned relative to the originals - seems to be straight in line like the american standard decals. The sound was good enough for my ears based on what I know about the vintage sound (played a few at Chicago Music Exchange). For the money, I'd like to see a one or two piece ash body, and more attention to detail.
Bought second-hand from a friend, but was in 'as new' condition. I play a lot of 50s & 60s covers and find the Tele is ideal for that classic 'twang' of the era. I use it mainly for rhythm so haven't explored all its capabilities, but it does everything as well as I need it to. Cannot fault it, superb guitar!
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