Limited Edition Cunife Tele® Custom Relic RW

Limited Edition - Limited Edition Cunife Tele® Custom Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

Model Number: 9231012533

$7,199.00 RRP
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Developed by Seth Lover, who joined Fender in 1971, the “cunife” pickup features a two-coil humbucking design that uses 12 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. We used samples of the original magnets to develop these pickups over a two-year period, and we’ve brought the material back exactly as it was 40 years ago. For this very special Limited Edition Cunife Tele Custom Relic, we took elements of the classic double-bound Telecaster Custom and added custom features including the classic cunife wide-range humbucker paired with a hand-wound Texas Special.

The two-piece select alder body wears a Relic lacquer finish. The tinted quartersawn maple neck features a ’60-style oval-“C” back-shape and a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with a 9.5” radius and 21 narrow tall frets. Hand-wound Texas Special (bridge) and wide-range cunife (neck) pickups feature three-way switching and Dual-Stack HS Tele wiring. Additional features include a three-ply mint green pickguard, ’58-’63 Tele bridge with RSD saddles for perfect intonation, vintage-style tuners, bone nut and wing string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9231012533
    Series Limited Edition
    Color Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape Telecaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Neck
    Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 60s Oval "C"
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material AAA Rosewood
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Narrow Tall
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Micarta White Dot
    Truss Rod Nut Vintage-Style Slotted
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
  • Hardware
    Bridge '58-'63 Tele® Bridge with Brass RSD Saddles
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
    Pickguard 3-Ply Mint Green
    Control Knobs Knurled Chrome
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele®
    Neck Pickup Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking
    Controls Volume, Tone
    Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge, Middle and And Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Configuration SH