Fender Telecaster Guitars

Fender’s first solid-body electric guitar debuted in 1950 as the one-pickup Esquire. Fewer than 50 of the white-pickguard, black-finish ash guitars were made, and many of those were returned due to the lack of a truss rod in the instrument’s bolt-on maple neck (without a stabilizing rod, the neck tended to bend). By the end of that same year, a two-pickup model of the same guitar design, with a butterscotch finish and a black pickguard,...Continue Reading