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Fender Custom Shop '52 Tele Heavy Relic in Sherwood Green Metallic with Large U Neck

Andertons Spec Custom Shop 52 Reissue Tele

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Jed Van Wyngaardt

This Fender Custom Shop Tele is special in so many ways and we’re happy to say that our very own Captain Anderton and Danish Pete spec’d this guitar up themselves. In many ways, it’s the ultimate Custom Shop Tele with all of the features and specs that would make a Tele purist fall in love.

Based On Danish Petes Purple Custom

If you’ve ever watched our Andertons TV YouTube channel you’ll probably be familiar with our resident guitarist, Peter Honores Purple Custom Shop Tele. Before we spec’d up these custom shops, we sent the serial number of his guitar to the Fender Custom Shop so that we could find out the exact spec and base our Andertons Spec Teles on these guitars. He swears by his and so do we!

Possibly the BEST sounding Telecasters we’ve EVER tried!

Resonant Lightweight Woods

A guitar is only as good as the wood it’s built from which is why we requested specifically chosen lightweight Ash for these guitars. They’ve also got single-piece, quartersawn Maple necks to ensure you get that classic 52 Tele twang and spank.

The neck is a fat, chunky 52 style neck with a more modern 9.5” radius that makes it feel like a breeze to play – though it definitely fills out the palm! The frets are narrow and tall which means you’ll never struggle with those big bends, even if you prefer to use heavier strings.

All of this in a heavy relic finish with Nitro Cellulose lacquer for that final touch.


In the bridge position you’ve got the 51 Nocaster pickup which is hot and bright capturing the essence of everything that a Tele bridge pickup should be.

In the neck position, the Twisted Tele pickup will provide you with a smooth, round tone with enough attack to cut through the mix whilst still remaining lush and warm. The Twisted Tele pickup is essentially a Strat neck pickup in Tele form so you’ll probably be familiar with the sort of clarity and punch you can expect.



  • Body wood: Lightweight Ash
  • Finish: Heavy Relic Nitro-Cellulose


  • Neck Shape: 52 Tele
  • Radius: 9.5
  • Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
  • Truss Rod: 50s
  • Dots: Micarta Black
  • Fret Wire: 6105
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Nut: Bone
  • 4-Bolt neck join


  • Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel
  • Standard Tele Bridge
  • Vintage Fender Tuners


  • Bridge Pickup: 51 Nocaster
  • Neck Pickup: Twisted Tele
  • Wiring: Standard Modern Tele


  • Case: Tweed Custom Shop Case
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