Fender Custom Shop Reissue 52 Telecaster Heavy Relic Purple Metallic

Andertons Spec Custom Shop Tele

Andertons Spec Custom Shop
Written by

Jed Van Wyngaardt

We never thought this day would come, but it has. This is finally it - the ultimate Custom Shop Tele! Spec'd up by our very own Captain Anderton and Danish Pete, these gorgeous instruments feature all of the design features and physical traits that would make a Tele purist fall in love! 

Possibly the BEST sounding Telecasters we’ve EVER tried!

Inspired by Pete's Purple Custom

If you’ve ever watched our Andertons TV YouTube channel you’ll probably be familiar with our resident guitarist, Peter Honore's 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 these Teles on it. He swears by his and so do we!

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 '52 Tele twang and spank.

The neck features a chunky '52-style profile with a more modern 9.5” radius. This means it fills out the palm but still feels like a breeze to play. The frets are narrow and tall which means you’ll never struggle with those big bends, even if you prefer to use heavier gauges. 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 you’ve got the 51 Nocaster pickup, known for its hot, bright attack. The essence of everything that a Tele bridge pickup should be.

In the neck position, the 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
  • Finish: Heavy Relic Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer


  • Neck Shape: Fat 52 Tele
  • Radius: 9.5
  • Neck Wood: Single-piece Quartersawn Maple
  • Truss Rod: 50s
  • Dots: Micarta Black
  • Fret Wire: Sanko 6105
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.650”
  • 4-Bolt neck join


  • Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel
  • Standard Tele Bridge
  • Vintage Fender Tuners with Logo
  • Pickguard: Anodized Aluminium


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


  • Case: Tweed Custom Shop Case
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