A Spot-on Re-creation of a First-gen Tele
The Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster is a spot-on re-creation of the ’51 Tele, which was the first electric guitar to roll off Fender’s assembly line bearing the “Telecaster” name. Built from a slab of solid ash, this axe delivers a bright, sustaining acoustic tone, which is complemented by a set of year-specific Pure Vintage ’51 Telecaster single-coil pickups. You’ll be blown away by the substantial playability of the ’51 Telecaster’s “U”-shaped hard-rock maple neck, while its vintage-radius fingerboard ensures inspiring, comfortable fretting. The American Vintage II 1951 Tele is chock-full of period-correct appointments, including knurled dome knobs, a 3-barrel bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, and an eye-grabbing nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body and neck. The American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster represents an important piece of Fender history — it’s a must-have for every Tele connoisseur.
Loads of period-accurate appointments
The American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster is a spot-on re-creation of a Fender classic. This electric guitar features a solid ash body. This resonant wood offers a bright acoustic tone with excellent sustain and loads of midrange “pop,” plus it boasts a gorgeous gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The 1951 Tele’s nickel/chrome hardware includes a 3-barrel bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, and knurled dome knobs. Year-specific ’51 Pure Vintage pickups, a period-correct neck shape, and vintage-radius fingerboard round out the American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster’s classic appointments.
Year-specific Pure Vintage pickups
When you plug the Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster into your favorite amplifier, you’ll be transported straight back to ’51. This solidbody electric guitar’s Pure Vintage ’51 Telecaster single-coil pickups churn out the tight lows and balanced mids you’d expect from an old-school Tele. And its bridge pickup twangs like it’s nobody’s business. The American Vintage II 1951 Tele comes complete with master volume and tone knobs, plus a 3-way pickup selector switch.
Substantially playable neck
When we first picked up the American Vintage II 1951. The ’51 Tele’s 1-piece, “U”-shaped, hard-rock maple neck offers baseball-bat-like dimensions — thick, beefy, and resonant — for a hand-filling playing experience. You also get a maple fingerboard with a vintage 7.25-inch radius and 21 vintage-tall frets. The neck features a vintage tint, and it’s finished with eye-catching gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.
Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:
A spot-on re-creation of a 1951 Telecaster
Solid ash body offers a bright acoustic tone with excellent sustain and loads of midrange “pop”
Pure Vintage ’51 Telecaster single-coil pickups provide jangly, smooth, sparkling tones with a distinct twangy bite
Knurled dome master volume and tone knobs; 3-way pickup selector switch
1-piece, “U”-shaped hard-rock maple neck offers a hand-filling playing experience
Maple fingerboard with a vintage, 7.25-inch radius and 21 vintage-tall frets
3-barrel bridge with brass saddles; vintage-style tuning machines
Eye-catching nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body and neck
Number of Strings 6
Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Body Material Ash
Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Color Butterscotch Blonde
Neck Material 1-piece Maple
Neck Shape 1951 U
Neck Joint Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
Number of Frets 21, Vintage Tall
Scale Length 25.5″
Nut Width 1.650″
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Pure Vintage 3-saddle Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuners Fender Deluxe Pure Vintage
Neck Pickup Pure Vintage ’51 Single-coil Tele
Bridge Pickup Pure Vintage ’51 Single-coil Tele
Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
Switching 3-way blade pickup switch
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