Fender Vintera ’50s Telecaster Modified Surf Green


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A Modern Tele with Unmistakable Vintage Mojo

Do you dig vintage-vibed guitars? Do you prefer modern features and playability? If so, you’ll appreciate everything about the Fender Vintera ’50s Telecaster Modified. It’s teeming with vintage mojo, thanks to its vintage-inspired color and vintage-tinted neck, along with a vintage-style 3-saddle bridge, 1-ply pickguard, and vintage-style tuning machines. But, wrap your hand around its comfortable Thick Soft V-shaped neck, with its 9.5″-radius fingerboard, and you’ll quickly realize that the Vintera ’50s Telecaster Modified doesn’t feel like a vintage axe. You also get hot-rodded Custom Shop pickups and updated electronics for a decidedly modern Tele sound. The Vintera ’50s Telecaster Modified — who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

Blends the best of the old with the best of the new

The Vintera ’50s Telecaster Modified was tailor-made for players who crave vintage mojo but demand modern features and playability. This Tele sports a vintage-inspired color and vintage-tinted neck for a classic aesthetic; however, it boasts a contemporary Thick Soft V-shaped neck, 9.5″-radius fingerboard, and 21 medium-jumbo frets for modern playability. Plus, hot-rodded Custom Shop pickups and updated electronics deliver an array of modern tonal textures. You also get a vintage-style 3-saddle bridge, knurled flat-top knobs, 1-ply pickguard, and vintage-style tuning machines, giving you the best of both worlds.

Custom Shop pickups deliver hot-rodded Tele twang

Twangy and articulate, the Fender Vintera ’50s Telecaster Modified comes armed with a killer set of Custom Shop single-coil pickups. In the neck, you’ll find a Twisted Tele. This unique pup borrows the taller Alnico V magnets from Fender’s Jazz Bass pickups, providing the added bobbin space for thicker gauge wire for a hotter, brighter, and punchier sound that’s almost Strat-like. In the bridge, you’ll find a hot-wound vintage-style pickup with Alnico II and III magnets, Formvar-coated wire, and staggered beveled pole pieces — everything you need to reproduce the crisp, snarling sound that made the original Tele so versatile. As if that’s not enough Tele tone to make anyone happy, the Vintera ’50s Telecaster Modified augments the standard 3-way switching with 4-way switching and an S-1 switch. Series wiring makes this Tele sound fat, like a humbucking pickup, while the S-1 switch places the pickups out of phase with each other for a cool “strangled” tone.

The Vintera Series — value-priced, vintage-styled Fenders

The Vintera Series offers Fender’s most popular models in a myriad of shapes and sizes. These instruments are ideal for players who dig vintage-style Fenders but feel that American Original and Custom Shop guitars are out of their reach. Vintera Series instruments are available in both Vintage and Modified configurations: Vintage models span the ’50s to the ’70s, with period-correct specifications for each era, while Modified models look like vintage instruments but include modern updates that contemporary guitarists will appreciate. All Vintera Series guitars and basses boast Tim Shaw–designed pickups and are available in a wide array of vintage-inspired colors. 

Fender Vintera ’50s Telecaster Modified Features:

  • Telecaster with vintage style, plus modern sound and playability
  • Thick Soft V-shaped neck makes playing feel effortless and comfortable
  • 9.5″-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets supplies modern playing feel
  • Custom Shop single-coil pickups deliver hot-rodded Tele twang
  • Augments standard 3-way switching with 4-way switching and an S-1 switch
  • 3-saddle bridge with brass barrel saddles ensures maximum sustain
  • Vintage-style tuning machines supply rock-solid tuning stability
  • Knurled flat-top knobs, 1-ply pickguard, vintage-style strap buttons, 4-bolt neck plate
  • Vintage-tinted neck and vintage-inspired color

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings6
  • Left-/Right-handedRight-handed
  • BODY
  • Body TypeSolidbody
  • Body ShapeVintera ’50s Telecaster
  • Body MaterialAlder
  • Body FinishGloss Polyester
  • ColorSurf Green
  • NECK
  • Neck MaterialMaple
  • Neck ShapeThick Soft V
  • Neck JointBolt-on
  • Radius9.5″
  • Fingerboard MaterialMaple
  • Fingerboard InlayBlack Dots
  • Number of Frets21, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length25.5″
  • Nut Width1.650″
  • Nut MaterialSynthetic Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece3-Saddle Vintage-style String-through Body Tele Bridge with Brass Saddles
  • TunersFender Viintage-style
  • Neck PickupCustom Shop “Twisted” Single-coil
  • Bridge PickupCustom Shop Vintage-style Single-coil
  • Controls1 x master volume (push for S-1 phase switching), 1 x master tone
  • Switching3-way blade pickup switch

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