vintage accurate recreation of the 1964 Telecaster

1964 was a monumental year for popular music and a pivotal year for the Telecaster, too, as seen in the Fender 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.

Fender American Vintage 64 Telecaster

Fender American Vintage 64 Telecaster

Fender American Vintage 64 Telecaster

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.

Fender American Vintage 64 Telecaster features:
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  • Body: Alder, Ash (White Blonde model)
  • Neck Shape: Mid ’60s “C” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Vintage-Style Frets
  • Fretboard Radius: 7.25″ (18.41 cm)
  • Fretboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
  • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: New American Vintage ’64 Gray-Bottom Tele Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: New American Vintage ’64 Gray-Bottom Tele Single-Coil
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Original Vintage Style Tele® Bridge with 3 Threaded Steel Saddles
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Single Line “Fender Deluxe” Vintage Style
  • Switch Tip: “Top Hat” Style Switch Tip
  • Colours: 3-Color Sunburst, White Blonde, Lake Placid Blue
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