Fender Custom Shop 1960 Telecaster Heavy Relic, Shell Pink
Overview by GAK
This incredible Telecaster encapsulates all the best elements of a prized, vintage instrument - with the famous twang, smooth playability and a look that oozes mojo. With a top-flight spec and Fender Custom Shop’s renowned craftsmanship, this Tele is bound to put a smile on your face!
Beautifully constructed by Fender’s world-class Custom Shop luthiers, this Telecaster features a carefully selected spec, hand-selected materials and a premium build. This particular Custom Shop Tele is based on a vintage 60’s model.
The Maple neck features a quartersawn 60’s Oval “C” shape that’s adorned with a Sort For dark rosewood fretboard (which means the wood for this 'board was hand-chosen for its rich, dark colour) and jumbo 6100 frets (which are praised for having superior sustain & tone whilst making bending easier).
This neck feels substantial, providing an authentic old-school playing experience. If you’re a fan of earlier Telecasters, you’ll love how this one plays. Combined with the classic Alder body, this Tele has bags of bona fide vintage character.
Boasting a striking combo of a Shell Pink finish and Mint Green pickguard, this Custom Shop Telecaster stands out from the crowd with ease. The guitar has been given the Heavy Relic treatment, using a Nitrocellulose lacquer and an exacting process to make this instrument look and play like a rough-and-ready, battle-hardened beauty. This an instrument that begs to be picked up and played, with tonnes of character and soul.
This Custom Shop 1960’s Telecaster comes equipped with Modern Tele Wiring and the Twisted Tele pickup set. These pups can pull of glassy & bright as well as vintage & warm, with an even response across all of the strings. They’ve been heavily overwound with select coated wire, which provides plenty of heat whilst retaining that classic Fender sparkle.
Whilst this guitar has the appearance, playability and sound of a sought-after vintage Telecaster, thanks to its rock-solid Fender Gotoh vintage tuners and Vintage bridge with threaded saddles, you also have modern workhorse dependability.
This Fender Custom Shop 1960s Heavy Relic’d Telecaster is a guitar for player’s that demand a no-nonsense instrument that’ll inspire every time you pick it up. With its captivating Shell Pink looks and gorgeous worn-in aesthetic, you’ll always want to!
Overview by Fender
A Fender Custom Shop instrument is extraordinary. You know it when you play one—it’s definitely more than the sum of its parts. It’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that add a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, alive with the spirit of the place where it was built and the devotion of those who crafted it.
The Custom Shop is home to Fender’s most skilled and talented builders. It’s a bustling, noisy and creatively volcanic place that re-earns its nickname—the Dream Factory—every day. Custom Shop builders are completely dedicated to their art—part craftsman, part artist, part music fan and, more often than not, part mad scientist. They’re the best at what they do, and they pour all of their passion, hard-earned knowledge and skill into every instrument they build. It’s no ordinary place, and the creations that come from it are no ordinary instruments. Welcome to the Fender Custom Shop.
For players who wish to create a completely custom instrument—anything from a humbucking pickup-equipped banjo to a custom-engraved aluminum-bodied Strat®—we offer Masterbuilt, a singular experience working one-on-one with one of our Master Builders. Custom-Built is for those prefer to start with one of our time-honored models and personalize the specifications to meet your specific needs. Use this guide to design your very own Masterbuilt or Custom-Built Fender guitar and make your dreams come true.
- Body Wood: Alder
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
- Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple Neck
- Neck Shape: '60s Oval "C"
- Fingerboard: Sort For Dark Rosewood
- Radius: 7.25"-9.5"
- Fret Size: 6100
- Face Dots: Clay - Narrow Spacing
- Nut: Micarta
- Tuners: Fender Gotoh Vintage
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Bridge: Vintage with Threaded Saddles
- Pickguard: Mint Green
- Wiring: Modern Tele Wiring
- Pickups: Twisted Tele
- Weight: 7.38lb