Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Left-Hand 6-String Electric Guitar (Butterscotch Blonde)

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Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Left-Hand 6-String Electric Guitar (Butterscotch Blonde)

  • Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Left-handed 6-String Electric Guitar (Butterscotch) Blonde)
  • Includes a Vintage-Style Tweed (Crushed Red Interior) Gig Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Left-Hand 6-String Electric Guitar (Butterscotch Blonde)

The Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster is built with period-accurate bodies, necks, and hardware, premium finishes, and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument capture the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

Telecaster’s Story

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. Deceptively simple and totally ground-breaking, the Telecaster brought the solid-body electric guitar to the masses, inspiring countless musicians along the way.

Extraordinary Features

The American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster features an ash body finished in Butterscotch Blonde to capture the tone and look of the original. The substantial ‘51 U-shaped hard rock maple neck plays like a dream with a 7.25-inch radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Characteristic of production in 1951, 12th fret face-dot spacing is narrow and the sole Phillips-head fastener on the guitar is at the truss rod nut. The triple brass saddle bridge, single-line Fender Deluxe tuners, and Pure Vintage ‘51 Telecaster pickups deliver classic twang and authentic Fender style.

Gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer Finish

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on the ‘50s and ’60s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

Ash Body

Ash is a warm-toned wood with clear, bright highs, a defined midrange, and a beautiful grain pattern.

7.25-Inch Radius Maple Fingerboard

The 7.25-inch radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes.

1951 U-Shape Neck

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

Pure Vintage ‘51 Telecaster Pickups

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins, and alnico magnets.

Vintage-Style Hardware

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to, look, sound, and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.

Fender American Vintage II 1951 Telecaster Left-handed 6-String Electric Guitar


  • Body material: Ash
  • Color: Butterscotch Blonde
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Body shape: Telecaster
  • Guitar Type: Electric Guitars
  • Electric Guitars: Solid


  • Neck Material: 1-piece Maple
  • Neck Construction: 4-bolt
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck shape: 1951 U
  • Scale length: 25.5 inch (64.77 cm)
  • Fingerboard material: Maple
  • Fingerboard radius: 7.25 inch (184.1 mm)
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Fret size: Vintage tall
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.650 inch (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black dot
  • Side dots: Black
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-style butt adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-style butt adjust


  • Bridge pickup: Pure Vintage '51 Single-Coil Tele
  • Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '51 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


  • Bridge: Pure Vintage 3-saddle Tele with brass barrel saddles, serialized
  • Hardware finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning machines: Pure vintage single-line Fender Deluxe
  • Pickguard: 1-ply black phenolic
  • Control knobs: Knurled dome
  • Switch tip: Barrel style, black
  • Neck plate: 4-bolt
  • Bridge cover/tailpiece: Includes chrome bridge cover


  • Strings: Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406


  • Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-style tweed (crushed red interior)

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