Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster - Wide Fade 2-Color Sunburst
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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.
Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Early 50's U (1st Fret: .900" - 12th Fret: .980")
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fret Size: 6100 Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck
Inlays: Micarta Black
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Original Blackguard Tele® Bridge
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound "Twisted" Tele® Single-Coil
Controls: Volume, Tone
Special Electronics: Modern Tele® Wiring with Greasebucket Tone Circuit
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage w/ Solid Barrel Steel Saddles
Tuners: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment Relic
Control Knobs: Vintage Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity