Up for sale, a 2014 Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. A discontinued model offered for only a few short years, this model features a thin "flash coat" custom color Fiesta Red nitro lacquer finish over the solid alder body, ensuring a clear, lively acoustic quality. This Tele model rivals Custom Shop quality and benefits from the American Vintage line redesign in '13 with numerous period-correct details including revoiced American Vintage pickups and a new C-shaped profile carve. The gray bobbin single coil pickups have plenty of Tele twang, sparkle and percussive cut, with a distinct sound in every position on the three-way switch. The guitar is lightweight at 7lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, optimal intonation, and low action.
The maple neck features a medium C-shaped profile carve with round shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .975" at the 12th. The thick veneer rosewood fretboard has pearloid dot inlay, with a vintage-spec 7 1/4" radius and flawless fretwire. Notes ring out clearly up the 25 1/2" scale, and the neck is straight with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1.650" in width, and the headstock retains the flawless original Telecaster waterslide decal and Kluson Deluxe single line tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
All electronics work as intended, and the chrome hardware has gleaming plating on the bridge with threaded saddles, control plate, and flat-topped knurled knobs. The plastic parts are particularly clean too. The flash coat nitro lacquer Fiesta Red finish shows two finish chips on the treble side rim, and a couple pinhead sized marks through the finish on the bass side of the body as well, extremely common with the very lightly applied lacquer used on these models which allows the body to resonate optimally. There are some localized light finish scratches on the bass side on the back, and a bit of additional scuffing on the back lower bout body edge. The nitro gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original brown tolex G&G Deluxe hardshell case is included, along with the original strap and bridge cover.