Published On: Thu, Apr 5th, 2018

Win a Fender American Original ’60s Telecaster!

When Leo Fender designed his legendary Telecaster, little could he have known that he was creating perhaps the most versatile guitar design of all time.


From country to metal and pretty much every genre in-between, generations of guitarists of every stripe have been charmed by the utilitarian designs of Fender’s first stroke of guitar-making genius.

But nothing is ever perfect out of the gate, and Fender has spent over 60 years refining and honing the Telecaster experience in a variety of ways – some have caught on, others not so much, but there remains something about the classic design that continues to inspire rock stars and bedroom strummers to this day.

With that in mind, Fender’s brand new American Originals range gives you the best of both worlds – a stunning USA-made instrument that mixes vintage vibes with modern refinements. And thanks to Fender, one lucky Guitar Magazine reader will win an American Original ’60s Telecaster for themselves!

Rather than slavishly attempt to recreate a specific year, the American Original concept is designed to be more of a ‘best of’ – putting together the best design features from a given decade with the aforementioned modern tweaks to create the perfect vintage-vibed guitar for a 2018 guitar player.

So, in the case of the American Original ’60s Telecaster we’re giving away this month, we get a stunning bound Lake Placid Blue finish with rosewood ’board, but with a neck that sports a more player-friendly 9.5-inch radius and a ‘mid-60s’ C profile. You also get three barrell-style saddles, and a pair of Fender’s brand new Pure Vintage ’64 Gray Bottom single coils to provide those iconic Tele Tones. We reviewed the American Original ’60s Telecaster back in January 2018, and felt that it “hit all the right notes for fans of Fender’s greatest hits”.

To find out more about the American Original range, visit, and to be in with a chance of winning one for yourself, simply answer the following question:

What was the original name of the Fender Telecaster?

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