HAND PICKED by American Musical Supply buyer at NAMM 2019 Fender Custom Shop Event! Based on vintage platforms, the Custom Shop LE 50s Telecaster Thinline Relic is modified with new and time-honored upgrades by Fender artisans. Limited Edition instruments let players achieve specific and previously unimagined results.
The Telecaster is a legend for a reason. Its definitive sound has cut across every musical genre. The twang and the feel made the Tele a musical machine that’s been cemented in history by some of the world’s biggest artists. The lightweight Thinline body and Relic ‘floral finishes’ harken back to a time when the Tele became the favored guitar of stage heroes, while giving it an attitude all its own.
This guitar also features a stable quartersawn maple neck with ‘57-style “Soft V”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius fingerboard, modern Tele wiring with Greasebucket tone circuit, vintage-correct Tele bridge with brass saddles, handwound Custom Shop Original Blackguard bridge pickup and Twisted Tele neck pickups, parchment pickguard and vintage-style tuners with the classic Fender logo. Familiar enough to latch on to and cool enough to fall in love with, this Telecaster includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Each Custom Shop Limited Edition instrument is only available for a short time, making it eminently collectible and adding to its investment value. Crafted with many features reserved only for certain artists and masterbuilt instruments, they're exactly what the name says they are: highly anticipated, limited-edition models.