American Vintage '58 Telecaster®


Model #: 0110302801

American Vintage '58 Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde

0110302801

American Vintage '58 Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst

0110302803
American Vintage '58 Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde

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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® guitar 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.

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Great Tele

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Braytunes on November 11, 2014
Blues R&B Jazz Rock Pop Rock Country

I love this guitar. I play professionally and currently own 6 teles and I must say this is the one I grab the most when heading out to play. The light weight ash body and the pickups make this guitar amazing. A must have! It's also versatile as well so I end up using it a lot during recording sessions.

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Netherwood on May 5, 2014
Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Reggae/Ska

I was looking to upgrade from my Mexican 64 Tele and tried all the new models but in the end found the new Tele Neck's and Fret Wire tiring on my small hands so decided on a 50's model and fell in love with both the playability and Tone of my 58 White Blond. It was not my first Colour choice but I found that this was the best feel and tone of the 4-5 models I played so it is worth trying a few. I have since fallen in love with this Guitar, and use it for just about everything. My only gripe, and it not to be dismissed, Is that after 6 month where I have only Gigged live once and keep in the case when not using, I have now half a dozen paint chips, but am only aware of knocking it just once. Compare this to my 2nd Hand Mex, that I have had for 8 years, that has just one small paint crack by the Neck and has been gigged countless times and you get the point. This is why all the 50's Tele's look like a wreck and I am assuming Fender are using original Paint Jobs here, and so in next to no time you have something that looks original whether you like that or not. I still love the guitar but for something SO expensive it was a bit of a shock. Sometimes I get it out of the case and think Oh where did that one come from!! I do love the Guitar though and played through my Fender Delux 3 amp is just beautiful.

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58 AVS TELE, aged white/blonde

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Dutchy on October 30, 2013 (updated October 31, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Rock Classic Rock Country

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.

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Great guitar

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DaveV on June 14, 2013 (updated June 14, 2013)
Semi-Professional R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Folk Country

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.

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Great!

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Tele_man_1994 on June 11, 2013
Semi-Professional Alternative Classic Rock Heavy Metal

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

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Not bad, but not $1999.99

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glrydaz on February 18, 2013
Amateur Rock

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.

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'58 Vintage Model Rocks

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BillyBoyMac on February 18, 2013
Amateur R&B Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

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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Model Name: American Vintage '58 Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde
Model Number: 0110302801
Series: American Vintage
Color: Aged White Blonde

Body

Body
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape: "D" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted

Electronics

Electronics
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
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Switch Tips: Top Hat Style

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
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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