1965 Telecaster® Custom Heavy Relic®
1965 Telecaster® Custom Heavy Relic®, Quartersawn Maple Neck, Faded 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9236081212
New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the ’65 Telecaster Custom Heavy Relic Maple. With a two-piece select alder body featuring elegant double parchment binding and heavy Relic lacquer finishes in Faded Three-Color Sunburst, Aged Sherwood Metallic and Aged Lake Placid Blue, it imparts the extremely satisfying look, feel and vibe of a mid-’60s Telecaster Custom that’s been put through decades of heavy wear and tear.
The quartersawn maple neck has a Large “C” profile that’s thinner towards the nut and gradually thickens toward the 12th fret for comfortable, full feel; topped with a 9.5”-radius round-lam maple fingerboard with 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut. The Custom Shop hand-wound Twisted Tele® neck pickup delivers extra bite with a hint of Stratocaster® punch, while the Custom Shop hand-wound Original Blackguard Tele® bridge pickup provides all the twang and clarity for which early-’50s models are celebrated. Modern Telecaster wiring with three-way pickup switching and the Greasebucket™ tone circuit (minimizes gain/mid loss when turned down) deliver remarkable tonal versatility.
Other premium features include a three-ply parchment pickguard, ’64-’66 Telecaster bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style “F” tuners, wing string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape Large "C" Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Fingerboard Material Round-Laminated Quartersawn Maple Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Narrow Tall (6105) Nut Width 1.625" (41.3 mm) Position Inlays Black Micarta, 0.25" (6.35 mm) Headstock Telecaster® Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo