Fender Road Worn '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar
You’ve got to hand it to Fender, their Road Worn series rolls out a line of guitars manufactured to have old souls thanks to a perfected hardware aging process is a pretty genius idea. The end result is like a broken-in pair of sneakers; it just feels better than when you first break a new pair out of the box. To that end, the finish on the Road Worn 50s Telecaster is worn down to the wood, the hardware is rusted, the neck is bruised but none of these elements should be looked at as deterrents. This thing looks and feels amazing.
Although the guitar is built to look and feel like a vintage instrument, it’s been tweaked to include some features that are modern and advantageous to any current blues player. Narrow jumbo frets are the ideal size for the type of note bending styling that the blues requires while the dual single-coil Tex-Mex pickups can nail a pristine clean sound or an overdriven, wailing hot scream. If you want to grasp the power of the past but in a package that won’t break the bank or have you nervous about the expiration date, the Road Worn 50s Telecaster is a no-brainer.