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This Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster is enrobed in a stunning Aged Tomatillo Green nitro finish and showcases a 2-piece ash body sorted for weight. This sorting process ensure an instrument that's optimally light and easy on the shoulders during long playing sessions.
The neck of this Tele is attached to its body using a 4-bolt connection, and is sculpted from rift sawn maple to a '57-style Soft "V" profile. It's topped with a compound fingerboard radius of 7.25" to 9.50", and is divided by 21 Medium Jumbo frets, and Micarta Black, narrow spaced inlays.
This Tele is powered by its set of two Blackguard '50-'51-style pickups: the source of the distinctive twang and articulation synonymous with early Fender Telecasters that this guitar offers. Featuring era-correct cloth wiring and Alnico magnets, these pickups capture the essence of vintage Fender sound, and are controlled by a reversed control plate that allows convenient access to the volume and tone knobs during performance, mitigating the risk of accidental bumps of the pickup selector.
This Tele's relic finish emulates an authentic vintage patina while preserving the guitar's structural integrity. This finish is less dramatically relic's than that of a FCS Heavy Relic treatment, but still enough that there are areas where ash is exposed through the finish, including the lower bout, as well as some buckle rash on the rear. The back of the neck is essentially unfinished as well, with relic'd handwear down to the wood, and the fingerboard shows a good amount of wear as well.
Taking this guitar across the finish line are smaller details including a Vintage Disk '50-'55 Relic'd string tree, Knurled Chrome knobs, a '50s-style truss rod and '51 head scoop that pays homage to the golden age of electric guitar design. This guitar also comes with a Tweed FCS hard case that exudes the same vintage charm as the instrument itself.
|2-piece Ash, Off Center, Sorted for Weight
|Rift Sawn Maple
|Micarta Black, Narrow Spaced
|'57-Style Soft "V"
|Vintage with Fender Logo
|Handwired '50-'51 Blackguard Relic'd, Reversed
|Handwired '50-'51 Blackguard Relic'd
|Reversed, '51 Nocaster
|Aged Tomatillo Green, Relic/ Medium Tint Nitro Neck
|FCS Tweed Hard Case
|Vintage with Fender Logo, Relic'd
|Vintage Disk '50-'55 Relic'd
|Neck Spec Fret 1 - 12:
|.940" - 1.000"
|Micarta Black 3/32"
|Vintage Silver Fender Tele