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The Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series Telecaster delivers eye-catching looks with a selection of player-friendly, upscale features. For the celebration of this anniversary, the Squier/Fender design team created this very special instrument to bring advancing players classic Tele performance and style, along with that inimitable Telecaster tone and twang.
A Body Built for Twang
The design choice of nato for the body wood might, at first glance, seem a little non-traditional compared to the usual choice of poplar, alder or ash for Tele bodies. But, from both a tonal and sustainability angle, it makes a lot of sense for the Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series Telecaster. While nato is often compared to mahogany (in fact, it’s frequently referred to as “Eastern mahogany”) for providing a warm tone, it is also crisper, giving a nato body a comparable snap to the traditional woods used for a Tele. Nato is also widely available and more readily sustainable, making it a responsible choice as well. The body is topped with a gorgeous gloss finish, available in several striking colors.
Fast, Comfortable Neck
The Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series Tele features a hyper-comfortable, C-profile maple neck with a bone nut and a 9.5″-radius, bound, Indian laurel fingerboard in a classic 21-fret configuration. Pearloid block inlays add an extra touch of refinement and a bit of flash to this celebratory instrument.
Classic Tone From Alnico 5
The Gold Series Telecaster boasts Fender-designed, Alnico 5 single-coil pickups to deliver that instantly identifiable Tele tone. From the twang of the bridge to the round, mellowness of the neck pickup, this 40th Anniversary edition is a stunning example of the sheer sonic range of the Telecaster design.
Hardware That Gleams
What truly sets the Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series apart is its luxurious look. With gold-plated hardware—from the vintage-style tuning machines to the traditional three-saddle, string-through-body bridge—a gold anodized aluminum pickguard, bound fingerboard, and an engraved 40th Anniversary neck plate, this is a very special instrument you will treasure for years to come.
Squier guitars have introduced innumerable guitarists to the world of Fender’s designs over the years, and the Squier 40th Anniversary Gold Series Telecaster is a reminder of how important that influence has been. With striking finishes, upscale looks and iconic Tele tone, this is a guitar that’s an obvious choice for any player’s collection.
- Nato body with a gloss finish
- Maple neck in a “C”-shaped profile, Indian laurel fretboard
- Dual Fender Designed Alnico 5 single-coil pickups, 3-way selector
- Gold-plated tuners, pickguard and 3-saddle string-thru bridge
- Body Type: Single-cutaway solid body
- Body wood: Nato
- Body finish: Gloss
- Neck shape: C
- Neck wood: Maple
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5″
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Material: Laurel
- Fret size: Narrow-tall
- Number of frets: 21
- Inlays: Pearloid block
- Nut width/material: 1.65 in. (42 mm) bone
- Configuration: SS
- Neck: Proprietary single coil
- Bridge: Proprietary single coil
- Control layout: Master volume, Master tone
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Bridge type: Fixed bridge
- Bridge design: Barrel saddle
- Tailpiece: String-thru-body
- Tuning machines: Vintage-style
- Color: Gold
- Number of strings: 6 string
- Case: Fender Gig Bag
- Orientation: Right-handed