Also announced before NAMM this year, were the Road Worn Player Telecasters and Stratocasters. Having seen them with our own two eyes, we thought you’d like to see them too.
All in all they are very tastefully reliced and have a combination of features that would make them the kind of guitar that any Tele player could love.
The Road Worn Player Telecaster guitar includes an alder body with a lightly worn lacquer finish, modern ‘C’-shaped maple neck with lightly worn urethane finish, maple fretboard with 9.5′ radius and medium jumbo Frets. Also includes Tex Mex single-coil bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan ’59 humbucking neck pickup, three-way switching, aged knobs and switch tip, three-ply pickguard, Road Worn six-saddle strings-through-body bridge, and deluxe gig bag.
What’s “lightly worn” look like? Here’s the photos evidence:
The MSRP according to Fender is $1,199.99 — or about $850 at most Fender dealers.
We all heard about Fender’s 60th Anniversary Tele just before NAMM this year, but here’s your first chance to see one “in the flesh”. The guitar looks just as good as you’d expect. And the specs for the guitar are a combination of vintage and modern options combined into a sweet blackguard look.
The guitar features include an ash body, tinted maple neck and fretboard with modern 9.5” radius and medium jumbo frets, American Vintage Telecaster single-coil pickups, modern tuners, American Standard bridge with bent steel saddles (AKA Strat saddles) and stamped brass plate, black pickguard, Blackguard Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish, commemorative neckplate, and Fender/SKB® molded case.
Here’s some photos:
Here’s some specs:
Model Name: 60th Anniversary Telecaster®
Series: Limited Anniversary Edition
Color / MSRP* / Part # :
* Blackguard Blonde
Body Material: Ash
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Finish: * 0116112768 Thinskin Lacquer Body Finish
Neck Shape: Modern “C” Shape
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (24.1 cm)
Neck Finish: Lacquer
Nut Width: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™
Truss Rods: Bi-Flex Truss Rod System
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8″ American Series Nut
Pickup Configuration: S/S
Bridge Pickup: American Standard Tele® Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
Neck Pickup: American Standard Tele® Single-Coil Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Special Electronics: No-Load™ Tone Control
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Bridge: American Tele with New American Standard Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tips: Barrel Style Switch Tip
Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8″ Hex (Allen) Wrench
Strings: Fender® USA Super 250L’s, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Thinskin Lacquer Finish, Vintage Style Pickups, 60th Anniversary Neckplate, Five-Screw Mounted Brass Bridge Plate for Sonic Stability, Bent Steel Saddles, Tinted Neck, Rolled Fretboard Edges, Staggered Tuning Keys
Case Gig Bags: Molded Rectangular Fender/SKB® Case
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Included Accessories: Fender/SKB® Case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth
Polishing Cloth: Polishing Cloth Included
Control Knobs: Knurled chrome
For pickup maker Seymour Duncan 2011 is all about his 35th year in operation. To commemorate this milestone, SD has released a limited edition 35th Anniversary T-Style guitar they’re calling appropriately, Seymour Duncan 35. With a T-Style body and neck but dual coil humbuckers and a Tune-o-matic bridge it’s a combination of two distinct guitar brands.
The Seymour Duncan 35–inspired by Seymour’s “TeleGib” and the company’s 35th Anniversary–comes with two sets of very special pickups: The recreation of the original “TeleGib” pickups, known as the Custom Shop JB/Jazz Concept Set, and a modern exotic set of Seymour Duncan Zephyr™ Silver premium pickups.
Seymour Duncan’s new Custom Shop JB & Jazz “Concept” Humbuckers are installed in the guitar. The “Concept” pickups are reproductions of the prototype pickups Seymour wound for Jeff Beck’s guitar, well before there was a Seymour Duncan Company. These pickups later became the basis for further development of the Seymour Duncan JB & Jazz production models, after the formation of the company.
No word on how many guitars they plan to build or what the pricing will ultimately be for these guitars. But they are giving one of them away to folks that complete a short pickup survey. To enter Click Here.
Available for ordering from Music Zoo for $6,250
Folks are really taken by the Custom Shop’s La Cabronita Telecaster. But for many, the $5000 price tag is just TOO TOO much. For two years people have been calling for a standard Cabronita model — your calls have been heard. At least for 1000 lucky people that jump on this bandwagon quickly.
There will be sunburst and black colors (500 of each) and these are sure to go very fast indeed. So, get yours ASAP.
Fender says; “The popular Custom Shop guitar now offered at a lower price point! Two TV Jones Filtertron pickups on a slab body, 2 Tone Sunburst or Black.”