This is a seriously cool Fender Custom Shop 52 HS Telecaster Relic! With a beefy-sounding Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbucker in the neck position, this Tele is the perfect choice for anyone looking to nail the Stones/Keef vibe. This adds an extra dimension to the tones this guitar can produce. Still a classic Tele in the bridge thanks to a hand-wound Broadcaster pickup so this guy can go from bright, biting, and snarling to fat soaring leads with some serious low-end beef that sounds perfect for comping Jazz chords.
I immediately appreciated the Reversed Control Plate. A feature many don't fully appreciate until they experience it. Having the Volume control within reach of your pinky is a huge plus, especially if you fidget with the controls a lot. Even a manual tremolo is easily pulled off with the modded location. This also put the pickup switch out of harm's way so there is no chance of you changing pickups while going crazy with the right hand.
The neck is a slimmed-down Nocaster U shape carved out of a single piece of Rift Sawn Maple. This cut of wood offers the most stability and rigidity. Thicker than an early 60's C shape but with less heft than a Nocaster. It's a very friendly feeling neck profile for those of us with average hands who want something not thin but can't handle a baseball bat. Topped with 6100 frets and a 9.5" fingerboard radius, this guitar plays incredibly well no matter the chord, scale, or position.
The body is made from Swamp Ash which helps the guitar weigh in at 7 lbs 12 oz. This much-loved tonewood is beginning to run low on supply so Fender will be cutting down on their usage while the trees have a chance to grow. Black is always a great color choice for a Fender. Teamed with the Black 1 ply Pickguard, this is one badass-looking guitar. The Chrome Covered Neck Pickup adds another level to the look.
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 Stratocaster's, Telecasters, Precision Basses or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for maybe!