The â€™60s saw a number of changes for the Fender Telecaster, most notably in the form of the 1964 Telecaster Custom. Itâ€™s from this black-tie beauty that the Fender American Original â€™60s Telecaster draws inspiration. Front and back body binding give this Tele its showcase looks, and a smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard adds touches of warmth and sustain to its characteristic twang. The comfortable â€™60s "C" neck feels great in the hand, while the modern 9.5" fingerboard radius permits lead work youâ€™d be hard-pressed to replicate on a true â€™64. Painstakingly period-correct Pure Vintage â€™64 bridge and neck pickups, together with a vintage 3-saddle bridge and copper plate, give the American Original â€™60s Telecaster a blues and country soul thatâ€™s just to die for.
This Teleâ€™s â€™60s-era C neck profile is suited for all playing styles. Itâ€™s a little chunkier than the modern Fender C, but still contoured, for both thumb-behind and thumb-over players. Where the American Original â€™60s Telecaster has the advantage over a classic â€™64 is its enlarged 9.5" (from 7.25") fingerboard radius, which allows for upper-register leads and bends with less risk of fretting out.
These Pure Vintage â€™64 single-coils are as period-correct as they come, from the fiber bobbins and Alnico V magnets right down to the enamel-coated coil wire and cloth-covered output wires. The woody twang and delicate dynamics of your favorite classic player are reborn in this stunning tribute.
This Tele gets a cosmetic upgrade courtesy of front and back body binding and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. If youâ€™re looking for a Tele with a visual kick, look no further than the Fender American Original â€™60s Telecaster from Sweetwater.