James Burton Telecaster®

Model #: 0108602887

  • Color
    Red Paisley Flames
  • Fingerboard Material
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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.

  • 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
  • Highlights

    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.

  • Specs

    • Body Material
    • Body Finish
    • Body Shape
    • Neck Material
    • Neck Finish
      Satin Urethane
    • Neck Shape
      '60s "U"
    • Scale Length
      25.5" (648 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
    • Fingerboard Radius
      9.5" (241 mm)
    • Number of Frets
    • Fret Size
      Vintage Style
    • Nut Material
      Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.650" (42 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      Black Dots
    • Truss Rod
    • 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
    • Special Electronics
      S-1™ Switch
    • Bridge
      6-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Strat® Hardtail
    • Hardware Finish
    • Tuning Machines
      Deluxe Cast/Sealed with Pearl Buttons
    • Pickguard
    • Control Knobs
      Knurled Flat-Top
    • Switch Tip
    • Neck Plate
      4-Bolt Standard
    • Strings
      Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
    • 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
      Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Vintage Tweed Case
    • Included Accessories
      Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable
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