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Fender Custom Shop 1958 Telecaster Heavy Relic - Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with 2-Piece Select Ash Body, Maple Neck & Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
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Imagine an electric guitar with all the comfort of a great broken-in vintage instrument, but with modern appointments aimed at giving you the best possible playing experience. That's what you're going to get with this Limited Edition Fender Custom Shop 1958 Heavy Relic Telecaster. And spec'd with a pair of hand-wound '58 Tele pickups, this axe delivers the legendary twang and bite old Teles are famous for. At Music Experience, we've been fans of the Fender Custom Shop for quite a while. Fender's elite luthiers handcraft outstanding instruments with premium features and appointments. Judging from how incredible this 1958 Heavy Relic Tele plays and sounds, we'll be fans for a long time to come.

    Carefully chosen tonewoods for tone and stability

    Before you ever plug the guitar in, the Fender Custom Shop 1958 Heavy Relic Telecaster sings with a resonance and clarity that is hard to find in lesser instruments. Its carefully selected 2-piece ash body is joined to a rift-sawn maple neck.

    Rift-sawn maple neck for stability

    So, what’s the big deal with rift-sawn necks? In a word: stability. Cut radially from quarter-sawn logs cut at a diagonal to the initial quartering cuts, rift-sawn necks are ultra-stable, with thinner grain that is less susceptible to warping and twisting than flat-sawn — or even quarter-sawn — necks. The result is a neck that is more impervious to changes in temperature and humidity. If you gig far and wide, you’ll appreciate this the next time you play Pretoria after a week in Cape Town. The stability and rigidity of rift-sawn necks also translates to better tone and increased sustain.

    The Relic treatment: half-century-old looks, modern playability

    Though a heavy relic’d guitar finish is almost as common these days as a flawless factory finish, it was the Fender Custom Shop that pioneered the process — and they know how to do it better than anyone. These days, Fender offers different levels of finish distressing, but one of the original techniques is the Relic, found on this 1958 Telecaster Relic. This is an authentic nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which is thinner than today’s polyurethane finishes, allowing the wood to breathe and the tone to bloom. You get a look and feel that’s definitely used, but not abused. Imagine a beloved, decades-old guitar that’s seen its fair share of front-line action, with a played-in feel but perfect fretwork.

    The Dream Factory

    Since its founding in 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been home to some of the the finest luthiers in the world. Whether you’re investing in a unique limited edition like this 1960 Telecaster Relic or having them build-to-order the Fender of your dreams, the Custom Shop earns its nickname — The Dream Factory — with every masterpiece they create. Custom Shop instruments are made from only the highest-grade, hand-selected materials, including impeccable tonewoods, high-end electronics, and premium hardware. And to protect your investment for many decades of playing enjoyment, your Fender Custom Shop instrument comes in a deluxe hardshell case, complete with a certificate of authenticity.

    What Fender Custom Shop Says...

    In 1958 we modified the design of the venerable Telecaster, switching from a string-through-body bridge to a top-loading bridge. A flexible guitar with authentic Fender tone, the Vintage Custom ’58 Telecaster lets you choose either stringing method, courtesy of the Top-Load Tele bridge with period-accurate threaded steel saddles. The two-piece select ash body wears a pristine translucent Aged White Blonde NOS flash coat lacquer finish that makes it look like this instrument time-traveled from ’58 to today. The tinted riftsawn maple neck’s “U”-shaped profile fills the hand comfortably while the 7.25”-9.5”-compound-radius fingerboard flattens out as you go up the neck, making it easy to bend without fretting out, and 21 medium-vintage frets offer familiar playing feel. The pair of Hand-Wound ’58 Tele single-coil pickups are packed with authentic twang and growl, tied together with vintage-style wiring. For those who want more modern tone, we included a Fat ‘50s Tele wiring and control assembly in the case. Other features include 3-way switch, 1-ply Eggshell pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

    Fender Custom Shop 1958 Telecaster Relic Electric Guitar Features:

    • 2-piece select ash body, aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    • 1-Piece Rift-sawn maple neck, 10/56 "V" profile, nitro finish
    • Maple fingerboard, 7.25 to 9.5" vintage compound radius, 21 medium vintage (47095) frets
    • Custom Shop hand-wound ’58 Tele single-coil neck and bridge pickups
    • Fat '50s Tele wiring with 3-way pickup selector switch
    • '58-'63 Tele bridge with threaded steel saddles
    • Bone nut, vintage-style tuning machines; nickel hardware
    • 1-Ply Eggshell Pickguard
    • Handcrafted in Fender’s USA Custom Shop
    • Includes Custom Shop hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity

              Body Type Solidbody
              Body Shape Telecaster
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 6
              Body Material 2-Piece Select Ash
              Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
              Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
              Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
              Neck Shape 10/56 "V"
              Radius 7.25 to 9.5"
              Fingerboard Material Maple
              Fingerboard Inlay Micarta Black Dot
              Number of Frets 21, Narrow Tall
              Scale Length 25.5"
              Nut Width 1.650"
              Nut Material Bone
              Bridge/Tailpiece 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Threaded Steel Saddles
              Tuners Vintage Style
              Neck Pickup
              Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele
              Bridge Pickup
              Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele
              1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
              Strings Fender NPS, .010-.046
              Case Included Hardshell Case, Leather Strap, Picks, Certificate of authenticity
              Manufacturer Part Number