The Fender American Vintage '58 Telecaster Electric Guitar harkens back to early 1958, when the Tele changed from its rather large U-shaped neck profile, to a still-large but more comfortable D-shape for its maple neck. Other spot-on early ’58 Tele touches such as a lightweight ash body, staggered bridge pickup pole magnets, solid steel ‘barrel’ bridge saddles, a single-ply white pickguard and more are all expertly re-created in the Fender American Vintage ’58 Telecaster.
1958 was an important year for the Fender Telecaster because that’s when slimmer necks started appearing on the instrument, and when (in early-year models) string-through bridges with solid-steel saddles first showed up, magnifying the guitar’s prized signature twang. Fender researched and studied vintage ’58 Teles to make this fantastic reissue guitar.
Fender American Vintage '58 Telecaster Electric Guitar Features
Fender American Vintage Series
- Lightweight Ash body with single-ply white pickguard
- Early-1958 large maple neck with comfortable ‘D’-shaped profile
- Pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with early-1958 staggered bridge pickup pole magnets
- Vintage-accurate, solid steel ‘barrel’ bridge saddles and tuner spacing
- Top-hat switch tip and flat-top knurled aluminum chrome control knobs
The American Vintage series introduces a lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, Fender American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender’s roots—expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it’s going, but also remembers where it came from.
The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fender’s best selling guitars. Today, Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, Fender completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept—restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more—based on actual vintage guitars they tracked down to make sure it was done right. Fender did the work, and it shows, because there’s pure tonal magic in each American Vintage guitar.