The Fender American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone. Just one year after launching the Broadcaster, Fender received a cease-and-desist telegram from the Fred Gretsch Mfg. Co. and was faced with renaming its flagship electric guitar. Taking inspiration from the booming growth and expansive reach of television, the first blackguard Telecaster rolled off the line in 1951, and the model has been in continuous production ever since.
- Ash is a warm-toned wood which provides clear, bright highs, defined midrange, focused lows, and a beautiful grain pattern
- 9.5"-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while medium-jumbo frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out
- Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender's golden years, with cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins, and alnico magnets, providing true vintage tone