These Music Gallery Exclusive Fender Custom Shop 50s Telecaster Relic w/1 Piece Ash Bodies are a huge success. They have a complex, vibrant tone thanks to the uniform resonance of the 1 piece Swamp Ash body. Twisted Tele Pickups, a Soft V Neck profile, 9.5" radius, 6105 frets, and compensated brass saddles combine for authentic 50's tone with a neck pickup from the Tone Gods themselves!
This Fender Custom Shop 50s Telecaster Relic with a 1 Piece Swamp Ash Body in Sunset Orange Transparent is really resonant, even unplugged. You can really feel the body and neck vibrating in unison, especially impressive are the harmonics and tone generated from behind the nut. The lightweight Ash body helps this guitar weighs in at 6 lbs 11 oz. The finish is heavily checked and has a cracked glass look that is quite captivating. This guitar has multiple layers to appreciate: the weather checking, the patina, the shade of orange, and the one-of-a-kind grain peering through it all. Sublime!
While we love the Nocaster Pickup set but the Twisted Tele pickups are a perfect Modern match for the 1 piece Ash body. The bridge pickup has that vintage, twangy tone with a good mid-range cut but the neck pickup is based on a Strat neck pickup and carries a bit more top end and output making it a much better lead guitar pickup than a traditional Tele. A master volume, master tone, and three-way blade switch to grant access to all your favorite tones.
The neck is made from quarter-sawn maple for added stability and carved to a 57 Soft V profile. This neck shape is a bit slimmer than the average 10/56 and the V is very soft, undetectable to some. It is very easy to play and control thanks to the 9.5" radius and 6105 frets. You will have a hard time putting this one down!
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since its formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instruments in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocasters, Telecasters, Precision Basses or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever special instrument you're looking for maybe!