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1961 Relic® Telecaster®
PRODUCT#: 1561790806
$5,499RRP

“Warm”—a term not usually used in conjunction with a Telecaster—is the only way to describe the feel and sound of the 1961 Heavy Relic Telecaster. Celebrating the peak of Fender’s Golden Age, this instrument combines modern features with classic style while adding a few idiosyncratic touches all its own.

With its 9.5”-radius flat-lam AAA rosewood fingerboard and a pair of high-output Texas Special single-coil Telecaster pickups, this guitar has plenty of warmth and authentic Telecaster honk, twang and bite. The two-piece alder body was selected by hand for light weight while the carefully aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish allows it to ring out with pure tone.

Other notable features include a tinted Heavy Relic quartersawn maple neck with “Oval C”-shaped profile, three-way pickup switch, modern wiring with Greasebucket tone circuit to preserve volume when adjusting the tone control, three-ply nitro shell pickguard, ‘58/’63 bridge with threaded saddles, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut, and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

General

General

Series:

Time Machine

COLOUR/RRP/PART#:

Aged Black
$5,499
1561790806

Aged Lake Placid Blue
$5,699
1561790802

Aged Olympic White
$5,499
1561790805

Faded 3-Color Sunburst
$5,499
1561790865


Body

Body

Body:

2-Piece Select Alder

Body Finish:

Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Neck

Neck

Fingerboard:

AAA Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius:

Knurled Dome

Neck Material:

Quartersawn Maple

Neck Finish:

Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Shape:

Mid '60s Oval “C”

Scale Length:

25.5" (648 mm)

Number of Frets:

21

Fret Size:

Nickel/Chrome Relic®

String Nut:

Bone

Nut Width:

1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays:

Vintage Clay Dot


Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup:

Custom Shop Handwound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele

Neck Pickup:

Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil

Controls:

Volume, Tone

Pickup Switching:

3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Pickup Configuration:

SS


Hardware

Hardware

Pickguard:

3-Ply Tortoiseshell

Bridge:

3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles

Control Knobs:

Knurled Dome


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Strings:

Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

Included Accessories:

Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity