Fender Vintera II 50s Nocaster MN, Blackguard Blonde
Iconic Telecaster tones
The tonal foundation of this guitar is built upon the duo of vintage-style '50s single-coil Tele pickups, which are responsible for delivering the timeless and distinctive Telecaster twang. These electronics excel at capturing the essence of country, blues, and rock styles, adding that signature character to your playing. The bridge pickup offers bright and snappy voicings, ideal for cutting through the mix and delivering biting leads, while the neck produces warmer and smoother tones for rich rhythms and expressive solos.
To further shape your sound, this guitar is equipped with a master volume and tone control. The volume allows you to adjust the overall output level of the instrument, giving you the ability to dial in the perfect balance between different pickups and styles. The tone control enables you to fine-tune the overall brightness or warmth, allowing you to achieve a wide range of tonal variations. Additionally, the 3-position blade pickup selector offers versatility by allowing you to choose between using either the bridge pickup, neck pickup, or a combination of both, giving you even more control over the character and texture of your sound.
The vintage style of the fifties
The 50s Nocaster stays true to its heritage with its classic design and build. Crafted with an alder body, this guitar delivers balanced and resonant harmonics that can cut through any mix with ease. This is designed with the iconic Telecaster shape, ensuring a comfortable playability and easy access to the higher frets. And with a gloss polyester finish, this guitar not only looks stunning but also offers durability for years of playing.
Authentically designed neck
Equipped with a maple neck, the Vintera II provides an authentic feel and tone. The thick '50s U-shaped neck profile offers a substantial grip, making it perfect for those who prefer a solid and comfortable feel. Topping this off is a gloss urethane finish, adding to the overall smoothness and allowing your hand to glide effortlessly along the fretboard. Plus, with a scale length of 25.5", this guitar provides excellent string tension and resonance.
Classic design components
The Vintera II 50s is loaded with vintage-style features that not only enhance its classic sound and appearance but also provide practical benefits. The 3-saddle Tele bridge, equipped with barrel brass saddles, ensures precise intonation, and extended sustain while adding a nostalgic touch of vintage charm. This bridge design allows for accurate string placement, resulting in improved playability and tuning stability.
With 21 vintage tall frets and black dot inlays, this guitar offers a traditional aesthetic that is both visually appealing and functional. The tall frets provide a slightly higher profile, allowing for easier bending and enhanced note sustain, while the inlays not only add a classic look to the fretboard but also serve as a visual guide for fret positioning, aiding in seamless navigation across the neck. What's more, the vintage-style truss rod, conveniently located at the butt end of the neck, enables effortless adjustments to achieve optimal playability in any environment.
Body and Bridge
- Material: Alder
- Shape: Telecaster
- Colour: Blackguard Blonde
- Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele w/ Barrel Brass Saddles
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: Thick '50s U
- Neck Construction: Bolt-On
- Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fingerboard Material: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
- Frets: 21 Vintage Tall
- Inlays: Black Dot
- Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 42mm
Hardware and Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style '50s Single-Coil Tele
- Neck Pickup: Vintage-Style '50s Single-Coil Tele
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Position Blade
- Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
- Pickup Covers: Bridge: Black, Neck: Chrome
- Bridge Mounting: 4-Screw Vintage-Style
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
- Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage-Style
- String Trees: Vintage-Style Disc
- Strings: Fender USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)