American Vintage '64 Telecaster® Left-Hand

Model #: 0111020800

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Vintage 1964 Telecaster Style

For the guitarist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year guitars built with meticulous attention to accurate detail that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life.

1964 was a big year for popular music and for the Telecaster, which saw notable design changes that year. It had by then become an indispensable guitar for stage and studio alike, a requisite tool for working guitarists at all levels. Built using original tooling and based on actual 1964 models we tracked down, the U.S.-made left-handed American Vintage ’64 Telecaster expertly evokes that year’s model with authentic sound, style and feel.

Features
  • Alder body (ash on White Blonde model)
  • Comfortable “U”-shaped neck profile
  • Round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays
  • Specially voiced pickups, including staggered bridge-pickup pole magnets
  • “Top hat” switch tip and flat-top knurled chrome control knobs
  • String-through-body bridge with three threaded steel “barrel” saddles
  • Highlights

    Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish
    Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish

    The term flash-coat lacquer refers specifically to the quickly applied thin and final "flash" of topcoat lacquer applied to most American Vintage instruments. The composition and method of application for this finish layer lets an instrument "breathe" with a more natural resonance, and imparts a more authentically vintage appearance.

    Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups
    Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups

    American Vintage instruments feature specially voiced pickups meticulously researched and crafted to reproduce the authentic design, voice and performance of specific instruments from individual model years in the 1950, ’60s and ’70s. Their superior sound and style is one of the defining hallmarks of the American Vintage series.

    Period Correct Neck Profiles
    Period Correct Neck Profiles

    This instrument’s "C" neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) is sculpted to the most accurate period-correct spec possible, imparting an authentic vintage playing feel straight from the individual model year. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

    Bone Nut
    Bone Nut

    A string nut fashioned from bone contributes to superior tone and performance, not to mention being an authentic original-era Fender design element. Many players consider bone string nuts more "organic" sounding, with tonal quality unmatched by string nuts made using synthetic materials.

    "Round-Lam" Rosewood Fingerboard
    "Round-Lam" Rosewood Fingerboard

    Fender introduced "round-lam" (short for round-laminated) rosewood fingerboards in the early 1960s as a new method of attaching smooth-playing and attractive rosewood fingerboards—in a thin, rounded veneer-like form—to sturdy maple necks. In look, sound and feel, it’s a classic Fender design element still widely used today on many contemporary and vintage-style instruments.

    Period-Correct Cases and Ephemera
    Period-Correct Cases and Ephemera

    American Vintage instruments are complemented by cases that are every bit as vintage-authentic as the guitars and basses they so stylishly contain, accompanied by a fascinating wealth of in-case reproduction extras and accessories, such as straps, cables, polishing cloths, wiring kits, bridge covers, owner’s manuals and more.

  • Specs

    Body
    • Body Material
      Alder
    • Body Finish
      Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    • Body Shape
      Telecaster®
    Neck
    • Neck Material
      Maple
    • Neck Finish
      Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    • Neck Shape
      Mid '60s "C"
    • Scale Length
      25.5" (648 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
      Round-Laminated Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius
      7.25" (184.1 mm)
    • Number of Frets
      21
    • Fret Size
      Vintage-Style
    • Nut Material
      Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.650" (42 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      Pearloid Dot
    • Truss Rod
      Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
    Electronics
    • Bridge Pickup
      American Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele
    • Neck Pickup
      American Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele
    • Controls
      Master Volume, Master Tone
    • Switching
      3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    • Configuration
      SS
    Hardware
    • Bridge
      3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
    • Hardware Finish
      Chrome
    • Tuning Machines
      Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
    • Pickguard
      3-Ply White with Vintage Bevel
    • Control Knobs
      Knurled Flat-Top
    • Switch Tip
      Black
    • Neck Plate
      4-Bolt Vintage-Style
    Miscellaneous
    • Strings
      Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
    • Other Features
      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
    • Legal Notice
      Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
    Accessories
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Updated Deluxe Vintage Brown
    • Included Accessories
      Vintage '64 Tele Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage Wiring Kit, 60's Tele Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench