Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
Heavy Relic Lacquer Finish; 2-Piece Select Ash Body; Tinted Quartersawn Maple Neck with "U" Back-Shape; 9.5" Radius; 21 #6100 Jumbo Frets; Hand-Wound Original Black Guard (Bridge) and Hand-Wound Twisted Tele (Neck) Pickups; 3 Way Switch; Modern Wiring with Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit; Single-Ply Black Phenolic Pickguard; '51/'54 Bridge with Bent Brass Saddles; Vintage-Style Tuning Machines with Fender Logo; Bone Nut; Round String Tree; Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.
Hearkening back to the exciting period when the Telecaster was a “new-fangled” instrument with surging popularity, the 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster combines the sound and style of the past with modern features and playability. The lightweight two-piece ash body wears a carefully aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish, giving it the look and feel of a road dog that’s only seen the inside of a case once or twice during its service.
A pair of hand-wound Custom Shop single-coil pickups provides the classic Tele tone—the Twisted Tele neck pickup is joined by a fat-sounding “Broadcaster” bridge pickup for an unbeatable combination. Modern wiring, including a Greasebucket tone circuit that preserves volume when rolling back the tone control, shapes the pickups’ voice.
Other sterling features include a tinted quartersawn maple neck with “U”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard, 21 6100 jumbo frets, single-ply black phenolic pickguard, ‘51/’54 bridge with bend brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and round string tree. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
|Pick Up(s)||Fender Original Blackguard Tele Bridge, Fender Twisted|
|Pick Up Type||Passive|
|Number of Strings||6 String|
|Manufactures Model Number||1550122850|
|Series Level||Custom Shop|
|Controls||1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-way lever switch|
|Brand||Fender Custom Shop|