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Fender Custom Shop '50s Thinline Tele in White Blonde Heavy Relic

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This is the ultimate Custom Shop Thinline Tele! Spec'd up by our very own Captain Anderton and Danish Pete, these gorgeous instruments are built with the utmost quality and accuracy to make a Tele purist fall in love. The model takes the classic Nocaster design and puts a Thinline twist on it.

Thinline Nocaster Body

The Thinline body is a throwback to one of the earliest Teles ever produced - the legendary Nocaster. With its tortoiseshell pickguard, white blonde finish, and ash body it has all the features of that classic design, but with one major difference: it's semi-hollow! While the Thinline Tele wasn't introduced until the late '60s, we've reimagined the Nocaster with a Thinline design to give you a warmer and more resonant spin on the iconic Tele tone.

Large C Neck

The shape of the neck keeps with the vintage theme with a "large C" profile that fills the hand comfortably. However, for the fingerboard we've broken with tradition and gone for a more modern 9.5” radius that makes the Tele a breeze to play. The narrow and tall frets 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

We specifically requested lightweight ash for these guitars, the same as the very first solid-body electrics back in the '50s. They’ve also got quartersawn maple necks to ensure you get a classic Tele twang. To top it all off, you've got a nitro cellulose lacquer finish all over. This model has a heavy relic on the body and neck to instantly give you that familiar, played-in feel.

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 Twisted Tele pickup provides a smooth tone, with a satisfying bounce and vibrancy thanks to the semi-hollow ash and maple tonewood combo. The Twisted Tele is essentially a Strat neck pickup in Tele form, so expect a brilliant balance of punch, clarity and thump.

Specifications

Body

  • Body Type: Thinline Tele
  • Body Style: 51 Nocaster
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Finish: Heavy Relic Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer

Neck

  • Neck Shape: Large C
  • Radius: 9.5
  • Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
  • Truss Rod: 50s
  • Dots: Micarta Black
  • Fret Wire: Narrow Tall / 6105
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Nut width: 1.650”
  • 4-Bolt neck joint

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel
  • Vintage Fender Tuners with Logo

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: '51 Nocaster
  • Neck Pickup: Twisted Tele

Other

  • Case: Tweed Custom Shop Case
  • Fender Custom Shop Strap
  • Certificate of Authentication & Full Spec Sheet
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