Celebrating 60 Years of Making Music! Fender Introduces 60th Anniversary Telecaster® and Precision Bass® Models
This has had a impact on a lot of peoples lives! I am a proud owner of one older one!! POWER CHORD and TWING!
Fender is proud to introduce a new guitar and bass that commemorate six decades of the company’s original pair of groundbreaking instruments—the Telecaster and Precision Bass guitars.
The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the instrument that was officially named the Telecaster in February 1951. It was the world’s first successful solid-body electric guitar, transforming the role of the guitar in popular music and becoming an enduring model of form and function in the process. Still elegantly simple after 60 years, it remains the versatile voice of diverse and creative guitarists worldwide.
The 60th Anniversary Telecaster honors its predecessors by packing more than half a century of classic sound and design into one collectible U.S.-made guitar, with a striking combination of vintage looks and modern Telecaster technology. Features include an ash body with a Blackguard Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish, plus other new and vintage features!
Also introduced in 1951, the Precision Bass was the world’s first successful solid-body electric bass guitar; an instrument that revolutionized popular music. Sixty years later it is still the first word in electric bass and an essential and indispensable instrument in the hands of bass players worldwide.
The 60th Anniversary Precision Bass embodies six decades of Fender bass legacy in a collectible U.S.-made instrument. Features include an ash body with Blackguard Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish, plus new and vintage features just as they have done with the 60th Anniversary Telecaster.
Yes to all the Guitar Collectors Nuts like me, The Telecaster was originally called the Broadcaster back in the very late 40′s and due to a lawsuit was Gretch. They stop using that name and clipped the decal to just say Fender (we know it as the “No-Caster”) then the name Telecaster was used because of it futuritic feel Thanks to the Television.
This model has been the main axe of Keith Richards, Brad Paisley, Bruce Springsteen and Buck Owens just to name a few.