With its intricate color pattern and alluring strong grain, the Artisan Spalted Maple Tele is an eye-catching example of the Fender Custom Shop's mojo. Equal parts work of art and functional instrument, this guitar lets its exotic mix of roasted maple, spalted maple, roasted AAA birdseye maple and African blackwood do the talking, blazing forth with sonic and visual character.
Two hand-wound Custom Shop 1958 single-coil Telecaster pickups provide authentic vintage-style tone, with all the snarling bite and twang that made the Tele a legend. The neck sports a comfortably speedy '63 "C"-shaped profile, capped by a 9.5"-12" compound-radius fingerboard that's rounded near the nut for comfortable chording, flattening out towards the upper registers for fear-free bending.
Bodywood: Roasted ALD with Spalted Maple Tele
Body Style: 52 Tele
Neck Pickup: Hand-wound 58 Tele Gold
Bridge Pickup: Hand-wound 58 Tele NOS
Control: Present Day Tele Gold
Accessory: 52 Tele
Bridge Holes: RSD Tele W/O P/U Gold
Body Binding: Binding .060 Parch X .280
Body Finish: Lacquer
Top Color: Aged Natural
Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer Nitrocellulose
Neck Blank: Medium Roast Birdseye 3A
Fretboard Wood: African Blackwood
Truss Rod: 60's
Number of Frets: 21
Tuning Keys: Vintage with Fender Logo Gold
Head Style: Tele
Head Scoop: 60
Head Thickness: 0.575"
Fret Wire: Sanko 6105
Facedots: Vintage Clay
Fret Board Radius: 9.50-12.0 Compound Radius
Neck Shape: 63 Strat Style "C"
Midas Coat To Pop Grain
Bind Body Top
Bridge: RSD Tele W/O P/U Gold
Output: Vintage Tele
Neck Plate: V Logo SN Gold
Pickguard: Tele ALM 5 Hole Light Gold Anod
Volume Knob: Nocaster Gold NOS
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