Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Black

Relic Lacquer Finish; 2-Piece Select Alder Body; Tinted Quartersawn Heavy Relic Maple Neck with Oval "C" Back-Shape; Slab Rosewood Fingerboard with 9.5" Radius; 21 #6105 Frets; Hand-Wound Texas Special Tele Pickups; 3 Way Switch; Modern Wiring with Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit; 3-Ply Nitro Shell Pickguard; '58/'63 Bridge with Threaded Saddles; Vintage-Style Tuning Machines with Fender Logo; Bone Nut; Wing String Tree; Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.

SKU: 1561790806
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“Warm”—a term not usually used in conjunction with a Telecaster—is the only way to describe the feel and sound of the 1961 Heavy Relic Telecaster. Celebrating the peak of Fender’s Golden Age, this instrument combines modern features with classic style while adding a few idiosyncratic touches all its own.

With its 9.5”-radius flat-lam AAA rosewood fingerboard and a pair of high-output Texas Special single-coil Telecaster pickups, this guitar has plenty of warmth and authentic Telecaster honk, twang and bite. The two-piece alder body was selected by hand for light weight while the carefully aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish allows it to ring out with pure tone.

Other notable features include a tinted Heavy Relic quartersawn maple neck with “Oval C”-shaped profile, three-way pickup switch, modern wiring with Greasebucket tone circuit to preserve volume when adjusting the tone control, three-ply nitro shell pickguard, ‘58/’63 bridge with threaded saddles, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut, and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Additional Info
Additional Info
Scale25.5 Inch
Pick Up(s)Fender Texas Special
Pick Up TypePassive
Pickup ConfigurationSS
Number of Strings6 String
Manufactures Model Number1561790806
Series LevelCustom Shop
Neck ConstructionBolt-on
Controls1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-way toggle switch
BrandFender Custom Shop
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