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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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: 2 Piece Select Ash
Back Wood: 2 Piece Select Ash
Nut Width: 1.6875
Inlays: Micarta Black
Neck Wood: 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