The artisans at the Fender Custom Shop created a Tele lover’s dream: the Limited Edition ‘50s Vibra Tele® Heavy Relic®, the crème de la crème of Tele guitars. We started with a ‘50/’51 Blackguard single-coil bridge pickup, then added two of the most popular, time-tested Tele mods: a Bigsby® B5 vibrato tailpiece and a Seymour Duncan® Seth Lover humbucking neck pickup. Placed directly at the seventh harmonic for perfect, balanced tone, this pickup adds a unique note to the traditional Tele twang. Dual Stack HS Tele wiring ensures the pickups play nicely with each other, from an electrical standpoint; dual-stack 250k and 500k potentiometers guarantee each pickup operates at optimum resistance.
The two-piece select ash body wears a thin Heavy Relic lacquer finish, giving it the look of an instrument that’s spent its life being played onstage. The one-piece tinted quartersawn maple neck has a“’57 Soft V” profile and a 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 #6105 frets for a contemporary playing feel. Other features include 3-way switching, period-correct Black phenolic pickguard, 21 narrow-tall frets, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and disc string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
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Model Name: 2019 Limited Edition '50s Vibra Tele®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Black Model Number: 9235001064 Series: Limited Edition Color: Aged Black Body Shape: Telecaster® Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck Shape: 1957 Soft "V" Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall String Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Position Inlays: Micarta Black Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Seth Lover Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration: SH Bridge: Fender/Bigsby® B5 Bridge and Tailpiece Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Orientation: Right-Hand Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Control Knobs: Nocaster® Chrome Relic® Switch Tips: Black Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges) Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity 7 lbs 11 oz #CZ545379
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