Fender Custom Shop '52 Reissue Telecaster Heavy Relic 2020 Purple Metallic


Fender Custom Shop '52 Reissue Telecaster Heavy Relic 2020 Purple Metallic

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Weight: 7.12 lbs
Inspired by Pete's Purple Custom
If you’ve watched our Andertons TV YouTube channel you’ll be familiar with our resident guitarist, Peter Honore's Purple Custom Shop Tele. Before we decided on or range of custom shops, we sent the serial number of his guitar to Fender so we could find out the exact specifications and base our these Teles on this great design.

Large C Neck
The large C shape neck still feels authentically vintage but is a little more manageable for those players who struggle with the typical "baseball bat" neck found on early Teles.

Its modern 9.5” radius still makes the Tele a breeze to play and the frets are narrow and tall allow for quick jumps across the fingerboard. It also means you’ll never struggle with those big bends, even if you prefer to use heavier strings.

Classic Tonewood Combination
A wise man once said: "A guitar is only as good as the wood it’s built from." We requested specifically chosen lightweight Ash for these guitars, the same as the very first solid-body electrics back in the '50s. They’ve also got single-piece, quartersawn Maple necks to ensure you get that classic Tele twang and spank.

To top it all off, you've got a Nitro Cellulose lacquer finish all over. Lee & Pete also toned down the relic process slightly, particularly with forearm wear - the perfect balance between iconic Fender design and used-and-abused!

Ultimate Tele Pickups
In the bridge position, the 51 Nocaster pickup delivers its hot, bright attack - the essence of everything that a Tele bridge pickup should be, and some.

The neck position's, Twisted Tele pickup provides you with a smooth, rounded tone, with a slightly accentuated attack thanks to the ash & maple tonewood combo. The Twisted Tele pickup is essentially a Strat neck pickup in Tele form, so expect a brilliant balance of punchiness, clarity and a bit of thump for good measure!

Body wood: Ash
Body Style: '52 Tele
Finish: Heavy Relic
Colour: Purple
Neck Shape: 59 Large "C"
Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer (Worn and Dirty finish)
Neck Join: 4-Bolt
Fingerboard Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
Truss Rod: 60s
Dots: Micarta White
Fret Wire: Sanko 6105
Number of frets: 21
Nut: Bone
Nut width: 1.650”
Finish: Chrome/Nickel
Bridge: Nocaster Tele
Tuners: Vintage Fender with Logo
Bridge Pickup: '51 Nocaster
Neck Pickup: Twisted Tele
Controls: Present Day Tele
Case: Tweed Custom Shop Case