Artisan Korina Telecaster®

Artisan Korina Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Natural

Model Number: 9236081276

$7,999.00 RRP
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New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the Artisan Korina Tele, which features a beautifully crafted thinline body fashioned from select korina. This light and fine-grained west African mahogany has exquisite looks and tonal qualities similar to western mahogany varieties, delivering warm, bass-friendly tone and sweetly responsive midrange. These qualities in turn complement the open, resonant tone of the two-piece semi-hollow body, which features a single f-hole and a sumptuous Aged Natural NOS lacquer finish.

Its quartersawn maple neck has a comfortable ’60-style Oval “C” profile and is roasted for even more beauty and stability, topped by a compound-radius (9.5”-12”) round-lam rosewood fingerboard with 21 jumbo (6100) frets and a bone nut. The Custom Shop hand-wound ’50/’51 Blackguard bridge pickup is a faithful recreation of the earliest Blackguard Telecaster® pickup, with extra-large alnico 3 magnets wrapped with thinner wire to produce that sweet early-’50s Tele tone—perfectly balanced with versatility of the Custom Shop P90 neck pickup.

Other premium features include “Dual-Stack” HS Tele wiring, three-way pickup switch, single-ply brown shell pickguard, ’58-’63 Tele bridge with Custom Shop RSD (Research Special Design) compensated brass saddles, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9236081276
    Series Artisan
    Color Aged Natural
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer with WLS Undercoat
    Body Shape Telecaster®
    Body Material Korina
  • Neck
    Neck Material Roasted Quartersawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape '60s Oval "C"
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" to 12" Compound Radius
    Fingerboard Material Round-Laminated Rosewood
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Jumbo (6100)
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Vintage Clay Dot
    Headstock Stratocaster® Small
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
  • Hardware
    Bridge '58-'63 Tele® Bridge with Brass RSD Saddles
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style with Fender Logo, Tortoiseshell Buttons
    Pickguard 4-Ply Brown Shell
    Control Knobs Knurled Chrome
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop P90
    Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
    Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Configuration SS