Century-old Pine Tele with Fender and Lollar Pickups
The Fender 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster — one of only 300 in the world — honors Leo Fender’s earliest Telecaster prototype, the Esquire, with a body that’s made from stable, soulful, hundred-year-old reclaimed pine. The velvety-smooth Lollar Charlie Christian blade neck pickup, a jazz favorite, pairs perfectly with the soft body’s mature tonal response. Meanwhile, a period-correct Fender Pure Vintage ’64 bridge pickup on brass saddles delivers the Tele spank we know and love. Other standout features include a stunningly figured Modern Deep “C” maple neck/fingerboard and “Blackguard”-inspired one-piece black anodized aluminum pickguard. A laser engraved headstock logo ties it all together.
Built from stable, soulful, century-old pine
This premium Telecaster began life more than 100 years ago in the rafters of the Buckstaff Furniture Company of Oshkosh, WI, before Fender salvaged it for a set of limited-edition guitars. As vintage enthusiasts know, wood this old ages in a musically satisfying way, becoming more stable and more resonant through the years. Scars and imperfections on the body speak to the Fender 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster’s working-class roots. A stunningly figured maple neck and fingerboard provide welcome visual contrast.
Lollar Charlie Christian neck pickup
The warmth and resonance of the soft pine body make a perfect vehicle for this Tele’s featured pickup, the Lollar Charlie Christian. Its output is comparable to a P-90 (~3.2K), while its voice is round and clear as a bell. Vintage touches include low-resistance coil, 38-gauge wire, and a nickel plated blade over Alnico bar magnets. Whether you play clean or, like Charlie, with a touch of amp breakup, the Lollar Charlie Christian pickup in this one-of-a-kind Tele is a transformative experience.
Fender Pure Vintage ’64 bridge pickup
This Tele’s Pure Vintage ’64 single-coil is as period correct as they come, from the fiber bobbins and alnico V magnets right down to the enamel-coated coil wire and cloth-covered output wire. The woody twang and delicate dynamics of your favorite classic player are reborn in this stunning tribute.
Fender 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster Features:
- Limited supply — only 300 in the world
- Honors Leo Fender’s earliest Tele prototypes
- Body made from century-old reclaimed pine wood
- Natural aging enhances stability and tonal characteristics
- Stunningly figured Modern Deep “C” maple neck with matching fingerboard
- Lollar Charlie Christian neck pickup is smooth and soulful
- Fender Pure Vintage ’64 bridge pickup is as period correct as they come
- Bone nut and string-through-body maximize sustain
- Compensated brass saddles
- Removable ashtray bridge cover
- Hand-rubbed oil finish
- Laser-engraved headstock logo