Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140
Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140

Fender Custom Shop 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Finish ID-11140

Fender Custom Shop

For over 25 years the extraordinarily talented luthiers of the Fender Custom Shop have been providing the most illustrious guitar players of their day with their dream instruments

Hearkening back to the exciting period when the Telecaster was a “new-fangled” instrument with surging popularity, the 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster combines the sound and style of the past with modern features and playability. The lightweight two-piece ash body wears a carefully aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish, giving it the look and feel of a road dog that’s only seen the inside of a case once or twice during its service.

A pair of hand-wound Custom Shop single-coil pickups provides the classic Tele tone—the Twisted Tele neck pickup is joined by a fat-sounding “Broadcaster” bridge pickup for an unbeatable combination. Modern wiring, including a Greasebucket tone circuit that preserves volume when rolling back the tone control, shapes the pickups’ voice.

Other sterling features include a tinted quartersawn maple neck with “U”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard, 21 6100 jumbo frets, single-ply black phenolic pickguard, ‘51/’54 bridge with bend brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and round string tree.

Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

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Fender Custom Shop

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: R16450

Top Wood: 2 Piece Select Ash

Back Wood: 2 Piece Select Ash

Nut Width: 1.6875

Scale: 25.5

Inlays: Micarta Black

Neck Wood: Maple

Fretboard: Maple

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Brass

Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles

Tuners: Vintage Style with Fender Logo

Pickguard: 1-Ply Relic

Headstock Shape: Classic Telecaster

Headstock Inlay: Fender Logo

Neck Profile: C Shape

Pickup(s): Custom Shop Handwound Original Blackguard Tele® Bridge x Custom Shop Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele® Single-Coil

Pickup Controls: Volume, Tone

Case: Fender Hardshell Case

Misc. 1: Butterscotch Blonde

Misc. 2: Relic

Misc. 3: Modern Tele® Wiring with Greasebucket Tone Circuit

Misc. 4: Weight : 7 Lbs