Our exclusive Fender Custom Shop 50s Telecaster Relic 1 Piece Ash Faded Nocaster Blonde has been a huge success! This is the lightest one we have at just 6 lbs 7 oz! Their 1 piece bodies have a complex, vibrant tone thanks to the uniform resonance of the 1 piece Ash body. As we all know Fender will be limiting the use of Swamp Ash moving forward so these 1 Piece Swamper's are going to become more difficult to get! 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-God's themselves!
Our 1 Piece Tele Relic's are really resonant, even unplugged. You can feel the body and neck vibrating in unison. Especially impressive are the harmonics and tone generated from behind the nut. The Ash body helps this guitar weighs in at 7 lbs 12 oz, one of the heavier 1 piecer's we have had but check out that Cathedral Grain radiating from the bottom of the body! It may not be the lightest but this is easily one of the most captivating Tele's we have seen.
While we love the Nocaster Pickup set but the Fender Custom Shop 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 off 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 grants 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 it's formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of Fender Custom Shop instruments in stock at all times. Whether you're looking for a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass, Jazz Basses, Jaguar, or Jazzmaster, we can help you design or find the special instrument you're looking for!