2020 Fender Custom Shop LTD CuNiFe Telecaster Relic

  • $4,250.00
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Summary: Developed by Seth Lover, who joined Fender in 1971, the CuNiFe pickup features a two-coil humbucking design that uses twelve CuNiFe screws connected on the bottom by a steel plate. CuNiFe is an alloy named for its three constituent metals—copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and iron (Fe)—and in instrument pickups it produces a distinctive “hi fidelity” sound with rich bass and clear treble, and they never lose their attack or definition when pushed. For this very special Limited Edition CuNiFe Tele Custom Relic, the Fender Custom Shop took elements of the classic telecaster and added custom features including the classic CuNiFe wide-range humbucker paired with a hand-wound 50-51 Blackguard single coil in the bridge position and a Bigsby B-5 bridge and tailpiece. This guitar features a two-piece select ash body, a one-piece tinted rift-sawn maple neck with an 11/56 off-center “V” shape, and 9.5” radius fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets. Additional features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard, three-way switching and Dual Stack HS Tele wiring, vintage-style tuners, bone nut and disk string tree. It also includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap, and certificate of authenticity.

Body: Two-piece Ash, heavy relic lacquer aged Butterscotch Blonde finish.

Neck: Rift sawn Maple with a 50’s style truss rod, twenty-one 6105 narrow tall frets, Micarta black dot inlays, 25.5” scale length, 9.5” radius, 1.650” nut width, 11/56 off center “V” shape, bone nut.

Pickups/Hardware: CuNiFe wide range humbucker in the neck position, 50-51 hand wound Blackguard single coil in the bridge position, Dual Stack HS telecaster wiring, Bigsby B-5 bridge/tailpiece, four bolt neck plate, vintage style disk string tree, single-ply black pickguard, vintage style tuning keys.

Cosmetics: This guitar is in excellent condition and it plays and sounds amazing.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10’s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 8 lbs., 4 oz.

Case: This guitar ships in a deluxe Fender Custom Shop hardshell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.