Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Faded 3 tone Sunburst Finish ID-11141

Fender Custom Shop

For over 30 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

"Warm”—a term not usually used in conjunction with a Telecaster—is the only way to describe the feel and sound of the 1961 Heavy Relic Telecaster. Celebrating the peak of Fender’s Golden Age, this instrument combines modern features with classic style while adding a few idiosyncratic touches all its own.

With its 9.5”-radius flat-lam AAA rosewood fingerboard and a pair of high-output Texas Special single-coil Telecaster pickups, this guitar has plenty of warmth and authentic Telecaster honk, twang and bite. The two-piece alder body was selected by hand for light weight while the carefully aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish allows it to ring out with pure tone.

Other notable features include a tinted Heavy Relic quartersawn maple neck with “Oval C”-shaped profile, three-way pickup switch, modern wiring with Greasebucket tone circuit to preserve volume when adjusting the tone control, three-ply nitro shell pickguard, ‘58/’63 bridge with threaded saddles, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut, and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Jesse's Two Cents:
"I first fell in love with the look of a tortoise pickguard on a sunburst Tele wathcing a Lenny Kravitz video where Craig Ross had this exact set up! This particular Tele has a really balanced feel, extremely playable slab-rosewood fingerboard, and a very played-in neck finish. I like the staggered pole-pieces on the bridge pickup, which allow me to adjust the overall pickup height a tad lower, to keep it out of the way of my picking hand. The amount of relic'ing on this guitar is just about perfect, not too over the top, but really shows off faded sunburst nicely. I love this thing!"

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Fender Custom Shop

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: CZ528296

Top Wood: 2 Piece Select Alder

Back Wood: 2 Piece Select Alder

Nut Width: 1.6875

Scale: 25.5

Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot

Neck Wood: Maple

Fretboard: AAA Rosewood

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: 3-Ply Tortoiseshell

Headstock Shape: Classic Telecaster

Headstock Inlay: Fender Logo

Neck Profile: C Shape

Pickup(s): Custom Shop Handwound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele x 2

Pickup Controls: Volume, Tone

Case: Fender Hardshell Case

Misc. 1: 3 Tone Sunburst

Misc. 2: Relic

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

Misc. 4: Weight: 7.2 lbs