No ifs or ands or buts, this is one of the best weighted, best feeling, best playing Teles we've had through the door in a long time! At just 7lb 5oz, you won't have any issues at all using this across an entire gig. And it plays so smoooooth and easy. Match all that to dead-on historic Telecaster tone and you've got one helluva fine instrument out of the Fender Custom Shop in California!
A gorgeous one-piece, premium Ash body shows the transparent Sunburst finish to perfection, while the AA-grade Maple neck,("mid-sixties oval 'C'-profile"), exhibits tastefully subtle flame, (see pic 5). But, as nice as it looks - and it does look very nice - we're all here for the noises it makes, so check out our soundfile and be amazed. "It's probably the best sounding Tele I've played!" says Ian, who plays and records most of our guitars. Coming from the illegitimate guitar-child of Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, this is high praise, indeed.
The engine-room comprises a Twisted Tele neck pickup and a Classic Tele at the bridge, while you'll note that the control plate is reversed/upside-down. This puts the selector switch out of harm's way at the bottom of the plate, while placing the volume knob in a way more user friendly position, allowing you to pull off classy volume swells with ease!
Other Custom Classic features include a thin nitro body finish; polished satin neck finish; 9-1/2" radiused board, with bone nut and medium-jumbo frets; Fender stamped Schaller tuners; 3-ply parchment scratchplate; solid steel Custom classic bridgeplate, with chrome-plated, solid-milled brass saddles; "Nocaster" chrome knobs; original Custom Shop hardshell tolex case.
Fabulous, ringing sustain
If you're ready to move on from playing a regular Tele to "playing with the big boys," this is the Tele that lets you make that leap - it's a whole different league of Telecaster. You'll lose that often brittle Tele high end, gaining a beautifully defined crispness you didn't know was possible. Likewise, the light Ash body lends itself to fabulous, ringing sustain that you've likely never experienced outside something dating back to the fifties!
Completed in October of 2007, this jaw-droppingly fine Tele also comes complete with all its case candy; Custom Shop certificate of authenticity, strap, strap-locks, cleaning cloth, Custom Shop picks, hangtags and Fender bumper/case sticker.
Free courier delivery
FREE COURIER DELIVERY is included to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)
Weight: 7lb 5oz / 3.3kg