James Burton Telecaster®

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The Original Telecaster Master

An original Telecaster master still going strong, James Burton influenced generations of rock guitar royalty with his perfectly phrased late-'50s/early-'60s Tele® work with Ricky Nelson, and his later stints with Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello and many others only furthered his revered elder-statesman status. His was the first signature Telecaster model, and today's James Burton Telecaster is as fiery as ever, with three pickups, special switching, gold hardware, gorgeous paisley-flame finishes and more.

Features

  • Blue and red paisley flame finishes
  • Vintage-style “U”-shaped neck profile
  • Three specially designed James Burton pickups
  • Five-way “Strat-o-Tele” pickup switch
  • S-1™ switch
  • Vintage-style strings-thru-body hardtail bridge
Basswood Body
Basswood Body

A basswood body contributes to a defined sound that cuts through a mix well, with nice warmth and midrange and even a slightly growling tone.

’60s "U" Neck Profile
’60s "U" Neck Profile

The James Burton Telecaster features a vintage-style ’60s "U" neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) that feels fuller to the fretting hand than more modern neck profiles, with a little more mass for improved tone and sustain.

Three Special Design Burton Single Coils
Three Special Design Burton Single Coils

This fiery signature Telecaster produces fiery tone from its three single-coil pickups, all specially voiced in accordance with Burton’s specifications.

Five-Way "Strat-o-Tele" Switching

Five-Way "Strat-o-Tele" Switching


As a Telecaster with three pickups rather than the traditional two, this model features special five way "Strat-o-Tele" switching that delivers the neck pickup alone, the bridge pickup alone, and three different parallel dual-pickup combinations.

S-1™ Switch
S-1™ Switch

For even more tonal versatility, engaging the S-1 switch on the James Burton Telecaster introduces series circuitry for pickup switch positions two and four.

Hard-Tail Stratocaster Bridge
Hard-Tail Stratocaster Bridge

For rock-solid intonation and tuning stability, the James Burton Telecaster features a gold-plated American Vintage string-through-body hard-tail Stratocaster bridge with six saddles.

Body
  • Body Material
    Basswood
  • Body Finish
    Urethane
  • Body Shape
    Telecaster®
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Finish
    Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape
    '60s "U"
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius
    9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    21
  • Fret Size
    Vintage Style
  • Nut Material
    Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Black Dot
  • Truss Rod
    Bi-Flex™
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    Specially Designed James Burton
  • Middle Pickup
    Specially Designed James Burton
  • Neck Pickup
    Specially Designed James Burton
  • Controls
    Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Switching
    5-Position Blade, Special “Strat-o-Tele” Switching: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration
    SSS
  • Special Electronics
    S-1™ Switch
Hardware
  • Bridge
    6-Saddle American Series Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Block-Style Saddles
  • Hardware Finish
    Gold-Plated
  • Tuning Machines
    Deluxe Cast/Sealed with Pearl Buttons
  • Pickguard
    None
  • Control Knobs
    Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tip
    Black
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt Standard
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
  • Other Features
    Special '60s "U" Shape Neck, Special Design James Burton Pickups, Paisley Flame Finish on (887) and (888), Strat-o-Tele™; Switching with S-1™; Switch
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Vintage Tweed Case
  • Included Accessories
    Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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