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Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde


The Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster pays tribute to the iconic model that started it all. Available at Guitar Center, this premium electric guitar is painstakingly crafted to capture the look, sound and feel of the original 1951 Telecaster, Fender's first commercially successful electric guitar. Built with a solid ash body and maple neck, the '51 Telecaster produces the twangy, articulated tone that defined the Tele® legend. It features a comfortable 1951 U shaped neck profile, 7.25" fretboard radius and 21 vintage tall frets that facilitate chords and lead lines with equal ease. Powering this ax are a pair of Pure Vintage '51 Telecaster single-coil pickups, which provide the crisp, punchy tone that helped revolutionize popular music. From its vintage style hardware to its Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish, the American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster is a spot-on recreation of this seminal Fender classic.

This particular guitar weighs 7LBS 5oz.

Authentic Specs and Materials for a Vintage-Correct Tone

The American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster is crafted with the same high-quality components and materials as the original. The Pure Vintage '51 Telecaster pickups are specially voiced to capture the bright, articulate sound of early Telecasters. Combined with the Brass Barrel saddles, master volume and tone controls, this guitar delivers a harmonically complex voice that cuts through any mix.

A Neck Designed for Comfort and Playability

The American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster features a one-piece maple neck with a comfortable U shaped profile and a 7.25" fretboard radius. This vintage-style neck offers an ideal balance of thickness and curve, providing hours of fatigue-free playing. The narrow string spacing and low action allow for effortless bends and vibrato. 21 vintage-tall frets make it easy to articulate notes and chords up and down the neck.

A Faithful Recreation of an Iconic Original

From the lacquer finish to the tuning machines, every detail of the American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster is meticulously crafted to capture the look and feel of the original '51 model. With its solid ash body, vintage hardware and era-specific pickups, this guitar produces the distinctive twang that defined early rock and roll. Offering supreme playability and tone, the American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster is a must for any guitarist looking to experience the sound that started it all.

  • Ash body with a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Bolt-on maple neck in a U-shaped profile
  • Maple fingerboard with 21 vintage tall frets and black dot inlays
  • Duo of vintage ’51 single-coil Tele pickups

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