This model is also typical of the late sixties. At that time, maple fingerboards were still glued separately, even if the neck was made of the same material. The neck is slimmer than the "beaters" of the 50s and thanks to the compound radius, where the curvature decreases towards the body, very pleasing to play. The guitar responds Tele-like immediately, the tone is crisp when played dry and pleases with a warm finish. Of course, the hand-wound pickups are in the best position to adequately convey so much substance.
Since the mid-90s, Fender's Custom Shop guitars have been artificially aged and fitted with original components of the time. Even the old decals on the headstock have been revived. What was initially regarded with scepticism, especially by dealers, has developed into an impressive success story. On top of that, these are all top-class instruments, in terms of sound, workmanship and handling.
- Body: alder, 2-piece.
- Neck: Maple, one-piece, 4-bolt,
- Profile: 60s style oval "C".
- Fingerboard: Maple glued on
- Radius: 7,5- 9,5" Compound
- Frets: 21, Narrow Tall 6105
- Neck width at nut: 1-5/8 (42mm)
- Scale length: 25,5 (648mm)
- Pickguard: Clear Poly
- Pickups: Twisted Tele (neck), OBG Bridge (bridge), handwound
- Controls: Tone, Volume, 3-way switch
- Hardware: Nickel
- Bridge: Tele 77 Relic
- Machine heads: Schaller F-Key Relic, F-Stamped
- Finish: Nitrocellulose, Black
- Colour: Blue Flower
- Case included
- Made in USA
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