On its 1951 introduction, the Telecaster was a revolutionary instrument that would usher in whole new eras of musical innovation and excitement. Sixty years later, in 2011, it is an archetypal electric guitar with a long and storied history. The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster, and we’re celebrating its 60th anniversary all year with 12 very special “Tele-bration” models that stay inside the Telecaster’s famously elegant lines while offering the finest and most unusual takes on the instrument’s past, present and future.
After the Telecaster blazed a new trail through the 1950s, a new version featuring a bound body-the Telecaster Custom-was introduced in the early 1960s. Our ’62 Telecaster pays striking homage to that guitar, with an Olympic White lacquer finish, black binding and white pearloid block inlays on a rosewood fretboard.