From Fender -
“This Fender Custom Shop '60s Telecaster Heavy Relic/Closet Classic Mix based on feedback received from countless guitarists. Many players love the feel of Heavy Relic Fender guitars, which are carefully "aged" to deliver the feel of a well-worn vintage instrument. But many players also preferred the "newer" feel of Fender's Closet Classic hardware, which is less distressed than the normal Heavy Relic hardware. We've combined both to bring you a precision modern instrument that feels and plays like it belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - the Fender Custom Shop '60s Telecaster Heavy Relic/Closet Classic Mix.”
The Fender Custom Shop '60s Telecaster Heavy Relic/Closet Classic Mix is a classic Tele all the way through. The alder body even sports a colour-over-colour paint job and nitro finish, for the look of a vintage guitar that's been repainted once or twice. In this case it’s classic black gloss nitro over Pink Paisley – and it looks fabulous.
The custom neck is choice AAA flame maple, unfinished for a well-worn feel. Many guitarists like the Heavy Relic look, but even more players get into these guitars because they feel so comfortable and broken-in.
Body Material: 2-piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Heavy Relic Lacquer
Colour: Aged Black over Pink Paisley
Neck Material: AAA Flamed Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1963 C profile
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: Aged White Dots
Number of Frets: 21, 6105 frets
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.650"
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece: '58/'63 Tele bridge with slotted steel saddles
Tuners: Vintage style tuners
Neck Pickup: EVH Wolfgang Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Hand-wound Twisted Tele Single-coil
Controls: Master volume (stacked 250k/500k pot), master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
Includes Original Case and COA
Teles have always been known for their sonic flexibility, and the Fender Custom Shop '60s Telecaster Heavy Relic/Closet Classic Mix doesn't disappoint. The EVH humbucking pickup at the neck position delivers one of the most iconic tones in rock 'n' roll.
The Custom Shop Twisted Tele single-coil pickup at the bridge delivers the same tight bass, a bold midrange, clear highs, and aggressive twang that put the Telecaster on the map. The combination of these two pickups ensure this Fender Custom Shop '60s Telecaster will work well in any musical setting.
This guitar is in as-new condition. It was bought direct from a large USA retailer last year and shows absolutely no sign of player wear at all. Of course the Fender relic treatment and clever ageing of the parts by Fender actually makes this guitar feels like a classic vintage instrument, but without the vintage price tag.
These Heavy Relic / Closet Classic models retail for around AUD$6500, so this is effectively a very hard-to-find new Custom Shop Tele at a nicely discounted price.
Comes in its Fender Custom Shop hard case with spec sheet, lots of case candy and Certificate Of Authenticity.