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Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Ash Relic Aged Butterscotch Blonde (Serial #R16591)


SKU: 9231007793-R16591

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The Fender Custom Shop has been a playground for "have-it-your-wayers" since 1987. Whether they are building a new monster, or modifying a previous one- the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California Custom Shop are known for creating some of the finest instruments in the world.

Fender 1951 Ash Relic Telecaster

The Fender Custom Shop 1951 Heavy Relic Telecaster is an authentic evocation of Fender’s first workhorse guitar, with upgraded features for modern playability. Its lightweight ash body features a Heavy Relic lacquer finish that imparts the look of long years of use and abuse. Time-honored Telecaster snap comes from dual hand wound Nocaster pickups with three-way switching, modern wiring and Fender’s Greasebucket™ tone circuit, which rolls off highs without reducing gain.

Other premium features include a tinted maple neck with a Nocaster “U”-shaped profile and 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard, 6105 frets and bone nut, single-ply black Bakelite pickguard, vintage bridge with compensated saddles, and vintage Fender-logo tuners. Includes Custom Shop certificate of authenticity and center-pocket tweed case. Available in Faded two-Color Sunburst, Faded Copper and Faded Nocaster Blonde.


Finish Package: Relic
Body Wood: Ash
Body Color: Aged Butterscotch Blonde
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Plating: Chrome
Bridge: 51 Nocaster Relic
Plates for Bridge Assembly: Nocaster Relic
Saddles for Bridge Assembly: Gatton Tele Relic
Output Assemblies: Vintage Tele
Control Assembly: Present Day Tele Relic, Mod Wiring 3-Way Switch
Neck Plate: Vintage Tele Relic
Back Plate/Trem Cover: None
Strap Locks: None
Tuner Key: Vintage w/Fender Logo Relic
String Guides: Tele Relic
Neck Assembly: 52 Tele Relic
Neck Finish: Medium Tint, Nitro Lacquer
Neck Blank: Maple 5/4 Quarter Sawn
Fingerboard: None
Truss Rod: 50s
Headstock Style: Tele
Neck Head Thickness: 0.575”
Neck Scoop: 52
Dot Spacing: Wide
Face Dot: Micarta Black .250
Side Dot: Micarta Black 3/32”
Fret Wire: Sanko 6105
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50” Radius
Neck Back Shape: 1951 “U” Shape
Neck Nut Width: 1.650”
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .950”
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 1.000”
Neck Butt Width: 2.200”
Nut Material: Bone
Head cap Decals: Vintage Silver Fender Tele
Numnber of Bolts: 4 Bolt
Pickguard: 51 Nocaster Relic Black
Pickup Neck: 51 Nocaster Relic
Pickup Bridge: 51 Nocaster Relic
Pickup Selector Switch: 3-Way
Selector Switch Tip: Relic
Knobs: 52 Tele Knurled Chrome Relic
Strings: 10-46
Case: Center Pocket Tweed Hardshell Case

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