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For the guitarist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year guitars built with meticulous attention to accurate detail that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life.
Original-era rock 'n' roll was in full swing in 1958, and the Telecaster was right there with it, already a must-have instrument for working guitarists nationwide. Built using original tooling and based on early 1958 models we tracked down, the U.S.-made American Vintage '58 Telecaster is a must-have model for the guitarist who appreciates its place in music history, a transitional year when the Tele took on subtly stylish new design touches, including a "D"-shaped neck profile and staggered bridge pickup pole pieces.
Early-1958 neck with "D"-shaped profile
Specially voiced pickups, including staggered bridge-pickup pole magnets
Single-ply white pickguard
"Top hat" switch tip and flat-top knurled chrome control knobs
String-through-body bridge with three solid-steel "barrel" saddles
FLASH-COAT LACQUER FINISH
The term flash-coat lacquer refers specifically to the quickly applied thin and final "flash" of topcoat lacquer applied to most American Vintage instruments. The composition and method of application for this finish layer lets an instrument "breathe" with a more natural resonance, and imparts a more authentically vintage appearance.
NEWLY VOICED AMERICAN VINTAGE PICKUPS
American Vintage instruments feature specially voiced pickups meticulously researched and crafted to reproduce the authentic design, voice and performance of specific instruments from individual model years in the 1950, ’60s and ’70s. Their superior sound and style is one of the defining hallmarks of the American Vintage series.
PERIOD CORRECT NECK PROFILES
This instrument’s "D" neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) is sculpted to the most accurate period-correct spec possible, imparting an authentic vintage playing feel straight from the individual model year. A broad-shouldered, almost "U"-like profile, but more shallow and typically used on thinner necks
Body Material Ash
Body Finish Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Material Maple
Neck Finish Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape "D" Shape
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Radius 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets 21
Fret Size Vintage-Style
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays Black Dots
Truss Rod Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Bridge Pickup American Vintage '58 Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup American Vintage '58 Single-Coil Tele
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Configuration SS