In 1951 Leo Fender introduced a prototype solid-body instrument that would eventually be called the Telecaster® guitar. The Tele®, as it was often called then and still is today, was the first solid-body Spanish-style electric guitar to be commercially mass-produced.
Total Vintage Construction Snakehead Neck - One piece Maple. In 1949 Leo Fender designed a prototype guitar for field-testing. Based on artist feedback it would become the Telecaster®. As the Tele® grew in popularity hard-core fans discovered its prototype, dubbing it the “Snakehead” for its distinctive headstock.Now Warmoth's Snakehead replacement neck lets you easily mod your Tele® for that early proto look without sacrificing modern playability and construction.