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2022 Fender American Vintage II 1963 Telecaster Crimson Red Transparent

by Fender
Original price $2,249.99 - Original price $2,249.99
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Marrying the punch and focus of alder with the warmth added by a round-lam rosewood fingerboard, this new combination of tonewoods, alone, used for Fender Telecasters of the early ‘60s managed to enhance the signature Tele twang. But in 1963, the brass saddles in the bridge used for Telecaster guitars throughout the 1950s were changed to triple threaded-steel saddles, which increased the twanginess. These threaded-steel saddles have since become the preferred bridge of many of the Telecaster’s most devoted players.

A prime example of the Tele’s quintessential twang, the American Vintage II 1963 Telecaster features a triple threaded-steel saddle bridge, and is available in Crimson Red Transparent over mahogany, as well as 3-Color Sunburst or Surf Green over alder.

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Position Inlays: Clay Dot
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Construction: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '63 Single-Coil Tele®
  • Side Dots: Vintage Clay
  • Headstock: Telecaster®
  • Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '63 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 Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
  • Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Brown (Orange Interior)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Fret Size: Vintage Tall
  • Neck Material: 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