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The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '51 Telecaster in a Super Heavy Relic Aged Black is an instrument that pays homage to a rich legacy while redefining performance and style. It's not just a guitar; it's a testament to our unwavering commitment to superior craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.
The body is alder, selectively sorted for lightweight performance in the iconic '51 Nocaster body shape. The Super Heavy Relic Aged Black finish is a flash coat lacquer with dramatic, attention-grabbing wear across the body. Heavy forearm and pick wear with a smattering of dings adorn the top and the back has seen its fair share of buckle rash and some finish distress around the edges—a bold statement, signifying decades of love, play, and music.
The rift-sawn maple neck features the robust 10/56 "V" profile, measuring .940"-.970", providing a substantial grip that comfortably fits in the player's hand. The fingerboard, also made of maple, has a 7.25"-9.50" compound radius, offering a fantastic platform for both chordal and single-note playing across all 21 medium vintage frets. The back of the neck has been worn down to the sleek, raw wood beneath for super-speedy, silky smooth playing.
At the heart of this Telecaster's powerful voice is a dynamic duo of pickups. The bridge position houses a Hand-Wound Crushed Blackguard Tele single coil, cranking out the Tele twang with a kick. In the neck position, a relic'd Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover humbucker offers fat, warm tones, contributing a beautiful balance of clear articulation and rich sustain. The dual stack HS Tele wiring system provides a full range of tonal possibilities, allowing you to fine-tune your sound for any musical scenario.
The vintage tuning machines, relic'd for authenticity, and a bone nut, combine to ensure optimal tuning stability and precise intonation. The Nocaster relic'd bridge enhances sustain and resonance while preserving the classic look.
With a total weight of 6lbs 15.4oz, this Telecaster is ready for long studio sessions and live performances. It ships in a Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Tweed case for maximum protection and standout style.
This Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '51 Telecaster is more than just an instrument - it's a symbol of Fender's rich history, with features and specifications that are perfectly suited to the modern guitarist's needs. Add this exclusive model to your collection, and let the power of Fender's classic design and innovative craftsmanship inspire your playing.
- Sorted for Light Weight Alder Body
- Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover Neck Humbucker
- Hand-Wound Crushed Blackguard Tele Bridge Pickup
- 21, Medium Vintage / 47095
- 10/56 "V" Neck Profile, .940"-.970" 1st-12th
- Super Heavy Relic Treatment, Aged Black Flash Coat Lacquer
|Body Material:||2-Piece Ash, Off-Center, Sort for Light Weight|
|Neck Material:||Maple, Rift Sawn|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25"-9.50" Compound|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Black Micarta, .250"|
|Body Shape:||'51 Nocaster|
|Fret:||21, Medium Vintage / 47095|
|Neck Profile:||10/56 "V", .940"-.970"|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage w/ Fender Logo, Relic|
|Bridge Pick-up:||HW Crushed Blackguard Tele|
|Neck Pick-up:||Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover 4C, Relic|
|Electronics:||Dual Stack HS Tele Wiring|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector|
|Bridge:||Nocaster w/o Pickup Gatton, Relic|
|Finish:||Black Flash Coat Lacquer, Super heavy Relic|
|Case:||FCS Strat/Tele Tweed|