Fender Custom Shop '53 Telecaster Heavy Relic - USA 2017
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‘Our shrine to the heritage and legacy of those pioneers who made us what we are today. The Fender Custom Shop reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed Time Machine series—artfully “relic-ed” guitars and basses that revolutionised the entire concept of “reissue” instruments. The Custom Shop has since ventured even higher by crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals all those years ago.’
Forged by the clever gentlemen of the Fender Custom Shop, this '53 Heavy Relic Tele is the stuff of dreams. It has been perfectly crafted and beautifully relic’d. It recalls all of the tone and mojo of those early period Telecasters without the voluminous price tag.
There are no issues with this guitar. There are no dents, scratches, wear, etc other than its relic job done by Fender of course. It is nicely set up with a medium low action, plays great in all positions and sounds like a vintage Tele should – lots of twang & bark from the bridge pickup, sweet jangle from the middle position and a full, woody sounding neck pickup to round out all the tonal options you could want.
Comes in its original tweed hardshell case along with all the case candy and Certificate of Authenticity.
Scale length: 24¾”
Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
Action at 1st fret: 0.5mm
Action at 12th fret: 2.25mm
Neck depth at 1st fret: 20.72mm
Neck depth at 12th fret: 26.36mm
Nut Width: 42.64mm
12 fret width: 51.79mm
Heavy Relic Lacquer finish
2-piece select ash body
Tinted, quartersawn maple neck
'U’ Neck profile
Hand-wound Fender Custom Shop single-coil pickups
3-way pickup selector switch
Modern wiring - includes greasebucket tone circuit
Black, single-ply phenolic pickguard
1951/1954-style bridge with bent brass saddles
Vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo
Bone nut, round string tree