The all-new 2019 Fender Vintera 50s Modified Telecaster draws heavily on the models steeped history and adds some great modern touches. The Thick Soft ‘V’ neck shape is based on a classic 50s Tele with a slightly more rounded feel to it for easier playability. They have also added the S-1 switch in for more tonal variety but the biggest additions are the Custom Shop pickups. A Twisted Tele pickup in the neck and a custom Shop vintage voiced pickup in the bridge give this Tele some seriously nice tones with all the classic twang of an original.
For players who appreciate the mojo of the past matched to modern features, we created the Vintera ‘50s Telecaster Modified. Blending classic looks with a modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, hotter pickups and updated electronics—this guitar packs a surprising amount of power under the hood.
For modern Fender tone, we included a pair of Custom Shop pickups, kicking things up a bit with a vintage-style bridge pickup and fat-sounding Twisted Tele neck pickup. Twangy and articulate, they have the crisp, snarling sound that put Fender on the musical map. For modern playing feel, we added 21 vintage-style frets to the 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard that sits atop the “Thick Soft V”-shaped neck. A vintage-style Tele® bridge with three brass saddles gives this Telecaster it’s characteristic twang, while 4-way switching and the S-1™ switch give you even more tonal variety. Series wiring makes this Tele sound fat, like a humbucking pickup, while the S-1 switch places the pickups out of phase with each other for a cool “strangled” tone. Other features include vintage-style strap buttons, chrome hardware and 4-bolt neck plate. Includes deluxe gig bag.