The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, new American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender's roots - expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it's going, but also remembers where it came from.
The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fender's best selling guitars (their early-'80s introduction, in fact, was one of the first signs that Fender was ""back"" as the CBS era ended). Today, Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, we've completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept - restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more - based on actual vintage guitars we tracked down to make sure we had it right. We did the work, and it shows, because there's pure tonal magic in each new American Vintage instrument.
The American Vintage '58 Telecaster® harkens back to early 1958, when the Telecaster graduated from its original U-shaped neck profile - a real handful - to a still-large but more comfortable D-shape for its maple neck. Other spot-on early-'58 touches are here too, such as a lightweight ash body, staggered bridge pickup pole magnets, solid steel ""barrel"" bridge saddles, a single-ply white pickguard, ""top-hat"" switch tip, flat-top knurled aluminum chrome control knobs and more.
|Model Name:||American Vintage '58 Telecaster®|
|Body Finish:||Fender Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Neck Finish:||Fender Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||""D"" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5"" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25"" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Nut Width:||1.650"" (42 mm)|
|Truss Rods:||Vintage-Style Heel Adjust|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Vintage-Style Slotted|
|Bridge Pickup:||American Vintage '58 Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||American Vintage '58 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|
|Bridge:||3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Single Line ""Fender Deluxe"" Vintage Style|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Dome|
|Switch Tips:||Top Hat Style|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Early-1958 large maple neck with comfortable ""D""-shaped profile; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with early-1958 staggered bridge pickup pole magnets; Solid steel ""barrel"" bridge saddles ""Top-hat"" switch tip and flat-top knurled aluminum chrome control knobs|
|Included Accessories:||Vintage '58 Tele Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage Wiring Kit, '50s Tele Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench|