#R9149, in metallic gold, in original (near mint – even though it’s a Relic and so it shows deliberate wear) condition with original hard shell case.
We are providing you a truly distinctive Telecaster designed by Custom Shop Senior Master Builder Chris Fleming. Originally conceived as an Telecaster that could've been made during the halcyon days of the early '50s (in point of fact, Fender didn't begin building Thinline guitars until the year 1968), the Fender Custom Telecaster Thinline guitar was recently reinvented in Relic form with many of the same features and materials found in early Nocaster guitars. The one major difference is its thinline, nitrocellulose-finished ash body, complete with f-hole. Additional features on the Fender Telecaster Thinline include a straight-grain, lightly tinted one-piece maple neck, Fleming custom-wound pickups and a vintage bridge.
The 1950s Telecaster guitar has been given the Fender "Relic" treatment – i.e., made from the factory to show years of natural wear and tear; with nicks, scratches, worn finish, rusty hardware, and aged plastic parts (much like our own). If you really wanna know, these features include that it is part of the Fender Limited Collection, that its model name is, in fact, “1950s Thinline Telecaster Relic,” that it has a metallic gold finish on its semi-hollow premium ash body that features a cats-eye shaped f-hole; that its neck is one-piece maple, formed in a custom “U” shape, and finished with a light aging tint in nitro-cellulose lacquer, just like the originals. Its fingerboard is likewise maple (which figures because the neck and fingerboard are one piece) with a radius of 9.5” or 241 millimeters if that’s the way you want to be.
It has 21 (count’em) medium sized jumbo frets; it has a Custom Shop “Twisted” Telecaster single coil neck pickup and a Custom Shop Hot NoCaster single coil bridge pickup. The controls are master volume and master tone; the pickup switch is a 3-position blade which offers three positions: the bridge pickup, the bridge and neck pickups, and the neck pickup. The “hardtail” bridge is a vintage style Strat style in which the strings go through the body; the tuners are Fender/Gotoh vintage style; the hardware is chrome; the pickguard is single ply white. The scale length is 25 ½”, the nut width at first fret is 1.650”, the instrument came from the factory (but has been restring since) with .010 to .046. Accessories originally found inside the case included a strap, straplocks, cable, polishing cloth, a Certificate of Authenticity, and the case itself is a deluxe black hard shell with a crushed velvet interior.
And then, in addition to all this opulence, there are the unique features, including that striking, inviting f-hole, the NoCaster Chrome Dome control knobs combined with a modern wiring circuit, the black dot position markers in the maple ‘board, and that Relic finish, which is really closer to “Heavy Relic” since it shows considerable natural wear, deepish belt buckle marks, nicks, scratches, worn finish, rusty hardware and aged parts. Don’cha love it!? We do. It is one of the coolest and most beautiful Fender Custom Shop guitars we have ever encountered! When brand new, this potent, pampered puppy (it’s in like-new condition) has a MAP (minimum pricing) of $4399.99. Much Woofies! It is with extreme pleasure, then, that you can purchase this piquant paradox of time for a pittance:
Our Discount Price is $3,191.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $3,095.00.
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