Fender Custom Shop Limited '50s Vibra Tele, Heavy Relic, Aged Black
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The artisans at the Fender Custom Shop created a Tele lover's dream: the Limited Edition '50s Vibra Tele Heavy Relic, the crème de la crème of Tele guitars. They started with a '50/'51 Blackguard single-coil bridge pickup, then added two of the most popular, time-tested Tele mods: a Bigsby B5 vibrato tailpiece and a Seymour Duncan Seth Lover humbucking neck pickup. Placed directly at the seventh harmonic for perfect, balanced tone, this pickup adds a unique note to the traditional Tele twang. Dual Stack HS Tele wiring ensures the pickups play nicely with each other, from an electrical standpoint; dual-stack 250k and 500k potentiometers guarantee each pickup operates at optimum resistance.
The two piece select ash body wears a thin Heavy Relic lacquer finish, giving it the look of an instrument that’s spent its life being played onstage. The one-piece tinted quartersawn maple neck has a '57 Soft V profile and a 9.5" radius fingerboard with 21 #6105 frets for a contemporary playing feel. Other features include 3-way switching, period-correct Black phenolic pickguard, 21 narrow-tall frets, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and disc string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Serial #: CZ548529
Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck / Fingerboard: 1 Piece QuarterSawn Maple
Neck Shape: 57 Style Soft V, 1st Fret: .880" - 12th Fret: .980"
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Inlays: Micarta, Black
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover 4C
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Loaded '51 Nocaster
Electronics: Fat 50's Tele
Bridge: Bigsby B-5
Tuners: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity