Here’s a really nice and quite unique Fender Tele featuring a Fender FMT Flame Maple Top chambered alder body and a killer Fender humbucker in the neck position.
It was created by the same experienced builder as our recently listed Olympic White 60s Strat, and the Translucent White ’57 Relic Strat Partscasters. It features genuine Fender USA and Custom Shop parts sourced from US guitar parts reseller The Stratosphere in Brentwood New Hampshire - https://stratosphereparts.com/
From The Stratosphere –
“We have been helping the world build a better guitar every day now for the past 16 years. We are best known for offering the largest selection of brand name necks & bodies anywhere. Our customers range from working musicians to repair shops to some of the most famous guitar players in the music industry.”
Fender Custom Shop 1952 Relic Telecaster maple neck with aged tuners. Neck date July 2020. Narrow tall 6105 frets, 9.5” fingerboard radius, black dots. US$1290
Fender USA FMT Flame Maple Chambered Telecaster body – alder. Loaded with Fender Humbucking neck pickup and Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster bridge pickup. Vintage style Fender Tele bridge & with 3 x compensated steel saddles. Body date 14 May 2019. US$699
The result is a fabulous Fender Tele Custom featuring a crazy light chambered alder body with a lovely Flame Maple top, and a fabulous 52 Tele Custom Shop neck.
Weight is 6.4 lbs
When you add up the $$$ above plus Aussie GST + import duty + shipping, it actually comes to an amount similar to a (second hand) Fender Custom Shop guitar. Except it was built specifically to the owner’s requirements, and it’s new.
The pics with Stratosphere logo are photos of the actual neck and body supplied. The neck is from a Custom Shop ’52 Tele originally with the serial # R104474 as shown. The guitar was originally from Manchester Music Mill in UK. But once the guitar is stripped down, Stratosphere does not ship the original guitar’s Certificate of Authenticity or spec sheet with the parts. They do supply a COA with specific parts where possible – eg the body of this one.
This guitar is in brand new condition. This lovely Tele Custom has been used sporadically in a home and studio setting, and is ready to rock.
It is a super light and lively sounding guitar. The humbucker adds some girth to the neck pickup sounds and blends beautifully with the spanky ’51 Nocaster bridge pickup – a marriage made in sonic heaven …. just ask Keith Richards.
Comes in a hard shell SBK case in new condition, along with Fender info, tags and Certificate of Authenticity for the body.