Fender Custom Shop Chris Fleming Masterbuilt Knotty Acoustasonic Telecaster Deluxe Closet Classic
Chris Fleming was born in Long Beach, California, and grew up in Orange County, California, not far from the first Fender factory during the surf music and folk/country rock era in Southern California.
A guitar player since the age of 8, Fleming started working on repairing and modifying instruments in the 1980s, and began work at a repair shop in Long Beach in the ’90s. He got his foundation in instrument design and repair and restoration while working on guitars and other stringed instruments during this time.
Fleming joined Fender in 2000 as a guitar builder in the Custom Shop. His first assignment was as the Master Builder assistant to Custom Shop trailblazers John English, Alan Hamel and Fred Stuart.
Since then, Fleming has held a variety of positions with Fender that have allowed him to further hone his skills, including Master Builder Apprentice, Chief Engineer, Guitar R&D, Director of Build standards and OEM Manufacturing, and most recently the Director of Custom Operations for all FMIC custom brands.
After 20 years, Fleming is happy to be back where it all began – building Custom Fender instruments in the Dream Factory.
The American Acoustasonic® Telecaster® embodies the spirit of purposeful innovation that Fender was built on. From acoustic shape-shifting to electric rhythm tones, this powerful guitar uses a revolutionary Fender and Fishman®-designed Acoustic Engine to deliver new sonic expression from the studio to the stage.
Cutting-edge acoustic-electric guitar
Acoustic Engine delivers ten different body style and tone wood combinations
Mod Knob selects and blends voices
Patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS)
Three pickup systems: Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer; Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer; Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless™ magnetic pickup
Integrated forearm contour and mahogany neck
Model Fender Custom Shop Chris Fleming Masterbuilt Knotty Acoustasonic Telecaster Deluxe Closet Classic
Builder Fender Custom Shop - Chris Fleming
Body Type Hollow Body
Top Wood Knotty Pine
Body Wood Quarter-Sawn Mahogany
Finish Type Gloss
Finish Color Natural
Aging Deluxe Closet Classic
Binding Rope Rosette
Neck Wood Roasted 3A Flame Maple
Fingerboard African Blackwood
Neck Carve 60 Style Oval "C"
Scale Length 25.5''
Neck Dimensions .820'' - .890''
Neck Radius 12'
Frets 22 - 6105 Narrow Tall
Nut Width 1.6875''
Nut Material Bone
Neck Finish Lite Tinted NCL - Gloss
Middle Pickup Hand-Wound 60's Strat CC
Bridge Pickup Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer; Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer
Bridge African Blackwood Bridge
Tuners Vintage Style
Controls Master Volume, "Mod" Knob, 5-Way Switch, 3-pickup configuration
Electronics 3-pickup configuration: Under-Saddle Piezo/Internal Body Sensor/N4 Magnetic
Extras African Blackwood Knobs
Case Fender Custom Shop G&G Hardshell Case
Weight 5.00 Pounds
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