Telecaster in hand, Chrissie Hynde formed The Pretenders in 1979 and quickly established the band as a rock and roll powerhouse. Chrissie’s churning Tele rhythms have been the heartbeat of the band’s rugged sound from the very beginning.
The Chrissie Hynde Telecaster features an alder body finished in Faded Ice Blue Metallic Road Worn® lacquer, a custom mid-‘60s “C”-shaped maple neck with a 7.25” radius fingerboard - exactly matching Chrissie’s original, vintage-output Chrissie Hynde Tele pickups and a chrome mirror pickguard—all matching the unmistakable look and feel of Hynde’s treasured ’65 model.
ColorIce Blue Metallic
Country Of OriginMX
Fingerboard Radius7.25" (184.1 mm)
Neck FinishRoad Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck ShapeMid '60s "C"
Number of Frets21
Nut MaterialSynthetic Bone
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Position InlaysWhite Pearloid Dot
String NutSynthetic Bone
Body FinishRoad Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Bridge6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Stainless Steel Saddles
Control KnobsKnurled Flat-Top
Pickup CoversNeck: Chrome; Bridge: Black
StringsFender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
Tuning MachinesDeluxe Cast/Sealed Locking with Vintage Style Button
Bridge PickupVintage-Style '50s Telecaster® Single-Coil
ControlsMaster Volume, Master Tone
Neck PickupVintage-Style '50s Single-Coil Tele®
Switching3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck
Fret SizeVintage Tall
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Shipping Height5.90 IN
Shipping Length52.00 IN
Shipping Weight23.75 LB
Shipping Width17.40 IN
Voiced to replicate the exact sound of the original 1965 Telecaster pickups in Chrissie’s guitar, these single-coil Tele pickups have classic vintage tone.
Fender’s Road Worn™ process recreates the vintage original look of Chrissie’s iconic Telecaster, a well-loved 1960s model.
Chrissie Hynde-approved Mid-60s-“C” shape neck profile recreates the feel of her original 1965 Tele, while the 7.25” radius fingerboard and Vintage Tall frets provide era-correct playability.
Features custom chrome “mirror”-style pickguard – a classy touch to match Chrissie’s personal Tele.
The Chrissie Hynde Telecaster features a vintage-style 6-saddle bridge.
The hardware on this guitar features Fender’s Road Worn treatment, giving it a broken-in look and feel.