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2022 Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde

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Newly renamed in 1951 with a moniker that takes its inspiration from the booming growth and expansive reach of television, the first “blackguard” Telecaster rolled off the line in late 1951, and the model has been in continuous production ever since. Beloved by many players throughout the years for its weighty heft, one of the most enduring aspects of the first Telecasters was the girthy, U-shaped hard rock maple neck, which has been recreated for the American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster, along with the narrow 12th fret dot spacing and a sole Phillips-head fastener at the truss rod nut, characteristic of production in 1951.

  • Body: Ash
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Construction: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '51 Single-Coil Tele®
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Headstock: Telecaster®
  • Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '51 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
  • Bridge: Pure Vintage 3-Saddle Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles, Serialized
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
  • Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Tweed (Crushed Red Interior)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Fret Size: Vintage Tall
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
  • Refinement Neck Material: Maple
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust