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1953 Heavy Relic® Telecaster®
PRODUCT#: 1550122884
$6,099RRP

Hearkening back to the exciting period when the Telecaster was a “new-fangled” instrument with surging popularity, the 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster combines the sound and style of the past with modern features and playability. The lightweight two-piece ash body wears a carefully aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish, giving it the look and feel of a road dog that’s only seen the inside of a case once or twice during its service.

A pair of hand-wound Custom Shop single-coil pickups provides the classic Tele tone—the Twisted Tele neck pickup is joined by a fat-sounding “Broadcaster” bridge pickup for an unbeatable combination. Modern wiring, including a Greasebucket tone circuit that preserves volume when rolling back the tone control, shapes the pickups’ voice.

Other sterling features include a tinted quartersawn maple neck with “U”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard, 21 6100 jumbo frets, single-ply black phenolic pickguard, ‘51/’54 bridge with bend brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and round string tree. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

General

General

Series:

Time Machine

COLOUR/RRP/PART#:

Aged Copper Metallic
$6,099
1550122884

Butterscotch Blonde
$6,199
1550122850

Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
$6,099
1550122803


Body

Body

Body:

2-Piece Select Ash

Body Finish:

Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Neck

Neck

Fingerboard:

1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck

Fingerboard Radius:

Knurled Dome

Neck Material:

Quartersawn Maple

Neck Finish:

Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Shape:

Early '50s "U"

Scale Length:

25.5" (648 mm)

Number of Frets:

21

Fret Size:

Custom Relic® Nickel/Chrome

String Nut:

Bone

Nut Width:

1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays:

Micarta Black


Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup:

Custom Shop Handwound Original Blackguard Tele® Bridge

Neck Pickup:

Custom Shop Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele® Single-Coil

Controls:

Volume, Tone

Pickup Switching:

3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Pickup Configuration:

SS


Hardware

Hardware

Pickguard:

Relic 1-Ply Black Phenolic

Bridge:

3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Saddles

Control Knobs:

Knurled Dome


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Strings:

Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

Included Accessories:

Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity