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.
1964 was a monumental year for popular music and a pivotal year for the Telecaster, too, as seen in the American Vintage ´64 Telecaster.
The thicker maple necks of the ´50s and early ´60s now gave way to a more rounded C-shaped profile, this time topped with a round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays.
Other vintage-accurate touches include a lightweight alder body (ash on White Blonde model), staggered bridge pickup pole magnets, threaded steel "barrel" bridge saddles, three-ply white pickguard with eight holes, top-hat switch tip, flat-top knurled chrome control knobs and more.
Slimmer, more rounded maple neck with "C"-shaped profile and round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with staggered bridge pickup pole magnets; Threaded steel "barrel" bridge saddles; "Top-hat" switch tip and flat-top knurled chrome control knobs
New Deluxe Vintage Brown Case
7.25" (18.41 cm) (fretboard radius), Chrome (hardware), Vintage '64 Tele Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage Wiring Kit, '60s Tele Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench (included accessories), Maple (neck material), Mid '60s "C" Shape (neck shape), 3-Ply White with Vintage Bevel (pickguards), S/S (pickup configuration), Bone (string nut), Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) (strings)