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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Telecaster Custom Relic, Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst

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Overview by GAK

It’s hard to beat the vintage authenticity of this Custom Shop Telecaster. Once you’ve played it, you’ll swear it was made in 1960! Crafted by the artisan Fender CS luthiers with the finest tonewoods and components available, this guitar embodies everything that made the Tele such an icon.

Classic Feel & Sound

Based on a classic 1960 model, this Fender Custom Shop Tele oozes vintage character. The sleek '60 Style Oval C neck feels fantastic and is well-suited to a wide range of playing styles. Combining a period-correct 7.25" radius with jumbo 6100 frets strikes an ideal balance between comfortable chording and smooth bending. The neck is constructed from Quarter Sawn Maple and is adorned with a jaw-dropping AAA Dark Rosewood fretboard.

The robust Alder body provides a natural tone that is resonant across the entire frequency spectrum, with plenty of note clarity and sustain on tap. It’s coated in a thin nitrocellulose finish, which ages beautifully and enhances sustain.

Gorgeous Worn-In Look

This particular Tele has been given the Custom Shop Relic treatment. This masterful process imbues this guitar with the timeless aesthetic of a well-played instrument. From the headstock to the bridge, every part of this Telecaster tells a story.

Vintage Tele Tone

The trademark Tele chime and twang is catered for by the lovely Custom Shop '63 Tele pickups. With the Modern Tele wiring, all the quintessential Telecaster tones are here and accounted for. From crisp, sparkling cleans to warm, singing solos, this Telecaster can pull it off with ease.

Modern Reliability

Built by Fender Custom Shop’s world-class luthiers and constructed with top-quality components, this Telecaster, whilst decidedly vintage at its heart, is as rock-solid as a modern instrument. If you need to bring the trademark twang of a vintage Tele to your gig or recording session, this one won’t let you down.

This Custom Shop Telecaster will be an asset to any guitarist’s collection. It’s jumbo frets and modern wiring give it a contemporary twist, fusing a gorgeous vintage tone with a slicker playing experience.

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  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Base Model: '60 Tele Custom
  • Body Spread: 2-piece
  • Body Finish: Relic, Nitrocellulose
  • Finish Colour: Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst
  • Neck Wood: 5/4 Quarter Sawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 60 Style Oval "C"
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Sort For AAA Dark Rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fret Size: Jumbo / 6100
  • Frets: 21
  • Face Dots: White Micarta - Wide Spacing
  • Nut: Blank Bone
  • Tuners: Fender Gotoh Vintage
  • Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
  • Bridge: '63 Tele
  • Pickguard: Mint Green '63 Tele
  • Wiring: Modern Tele Wiring
  • Pickups: '63 Tele
  • Weight: 3.35 kg
  • Included: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Brown Case & Certificate of Authenticity


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