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FENDER 2008 1st Year! ROAD WORN 50s TELECASTER Best Sunburst Relic Tele 51151

Regular price $1,299

This is a 2008 Fender Road Worn Telecaster in Sunburst finish in killer condition. This was made the first year of the Road Worn series. Believe it or not that's very important. The Fender shop started to water down their relic work shortly after this. If you're looking at Road Worns and you want a good relic guitar, stick with 2008-2010. That was when Fender was spending time on these and being innovative. If you look at recent 2019 Road Worns or even newer Vinteras, they are cookie cutter with very little actual wear.

Look at all the bumps, dings, edge wear, etc this baby has. All hardware has a dull glow and patina of wear. Fretboard has cool worn finish. Back of neck worn satin smooth. Just awesome! Even though cosmetically it's worn all over, the neck, frets and electronics are in great shape. If you like your guitars to feel and play like a well-worn old pair of blue jeans this might be right for you. This Tele has also been upgraded with a Joe Barden nickel bridge with brass compensated saddles. This is huge because compensated saddles let you dial in your intonation more accurately than the standard Tele barrel saddles. Weight is 7 pounds, 6 ounces. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks!

What You Get
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

Guitar Setup
All our setups are done by our in-house trained luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.
Manufacturer Info
Body: Ash
Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" radius
No. of frets: 21 6105 frets
Scale length: 25.5"
Nut width: 1.650"
Hardware: Chrome
Tuning keys: Fender Vintage-style tuning machines
Bridge: Vintage-style 3-saddle, strings-thru-body Tele bridge
Pickguard: 1-ply black
Pickups: Tex Mex Tele single-coil neck and bridge pickups
Pickup switching: 3-position blade
Pickup controls: Master Volume, Master Tone4

Those who prize older instruments with the battered look of years on the road and the scars of countless gigs can still have that authentically aged vibe without spending decades on the road themselves. The irresistibly cool look of finish worn through to the wood, rusted hardware, a bruised neck and yellowing plastic parts are yours right away with Road Worn instruments. The Road Worn '50s Telecaster sounds, looks and feels like it's been there and back, has more than a few miles on it, and then some.

With authentic 1950s styling aged to impart a lifetime of wear and tear that has somehow made it get even better, it's a must-have for the guitar player who appreciates broken-in look and vibe. Available now in this Limited Edition Road Worn Purple Metallic Finish.

Solid alder body with limited-edition Road Worn finish
25.5"-scale maple neck with 21-fret, 7.25"-radius maple fingerboard
Tex-Mex Telecaster single-coil pickups, 3-way pickup selector switch
Vintage-style through-body 3-saddle Tele bridge, vintage-style tuners