Fender combined the authentic feel with player’s modification to create the Limited Edition ‘51 HS Tele Heavy Relic which adds fat, high output sound to the traditional twang of a Tele. The hand-wound ‘50-’51 “Crushed” Blackguard single-coil bridge pickup is joined by a Seymour Duncan Seth Lover SH-55 humbucking neck pickup for a one-two punch of tone.
Fender customized a dual-stack HS Tele wiring to create the perfect sonic balance between the two, incorporating 250k/500k potentiometers on the volume and tone controls to ensure compatibility. The two-piece off-center select ash body wears a Relic flashcoat lacquer finish, giving it the look and feel of a well-loved instrument that’s seen many a stage and tour bus. Sporting a dark tinted Relic flashcoat lacquer finish, the AA flame quartersawn maple neck sports a “57 U”-shaped profile for the substantial fret-hand feel typical of instruments from our original decade.
For ultimate comfort and playability, a 9.5” radius fingerboard and 21 6105 narrow-jumbo frets make it ideal for all playing styles. The vintage-style Nocaster bridge features compensated brass saddles for authentic Fender tone and superior intonation.
Other features include a 3-way pickup switch, single-ply Black phenolic pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, engraved “Limited Edition” neck plate and Certificate of Authenticity.
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