Fender 1961 Relic Telecaster Custom

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1961 Relic Telecaster Custom by Fender
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1961 marked the introduction of Telecaster Custom model. It had a standard body shape and double body binding, a feature previously unseen on Tele models. Ever since, the Telecaster Custom remained as one of the most popular variants. This 1961 Relic Telecaster Custom is an homage to the original from the '60s. it comes with a solid single cutaway body made of hand selected lightweight ash. This flat top model features a chrome plated Tele bridge with three saddles and the "tray" around the slanted bridge pickup. The other pickup is placed at the neck. Both of them are Twisted Tele single coils. They are controlled through master volume, master tone and three position blade pickup switch. The neck on this model is made of maple with early '60s C shape and a bolt-on joint. The fingerboard is made of Indian rosewood and features 21 frets with 6105 profile, dot position inlays, 9.5" radius and 1.65" wide micarta nut. Other features on this model include: Fender/Gotoh vintage styled tuning machines, chrome plated hardware, white plastic pickguard and nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The MSRP for 1961 Relic Telecaster is set at $4,950.


1961 Relic Telecaster Custom Full Specs

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Body Shape TeleĀ®
Body Type Solid Body
Body Construction Single cutaway
Body Wood Ash
Binding White
Bridge Tele bridge
Number of Pickups 2
Bridge Pickup Type Single Coil
Neck Pickup Type Single Coil
Controls Volume
Controls Tone
Pickup Switch Type 3-Position Blade
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Shape '60s
Neck Shape C-shaped neck
Neck Joint Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 21
Fret Size 6105
Fingerboard Inlays Dot
Hardware Chrome
Number of Strings 6
Pickguard Yes
Fingerboard Radius 9.50"
Finish Nitrocellulose
Finish Lacquer
Scale Length 25-1/2"
String Nut Micarta
Nut Width 1.65"
Tuners Fender
Tuners Gotoh
Tuners Vintage Style

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Body Shape
TeleĀ®
Strat®
Body Type
Solid Body
Solid Body
Body Construction
Single cutaway
Double cutaway
Body Wood
Ash
Alder
Binding
White
No
Bridge
Tele bridge
Tremolo
Number of Pickups
2
3
Bridge Pickup Type
Single Coil
Single Coil
Neck Pickup Type
Single Coil
Single Coil
Controls
Tone/Volume
Tone
Pickup Switch Type
3-Position Blade
5-Position Blade
Neck Wood
Maple
Maple
Neck Shape
'60s/C-shaped neck
C-shaped neck
Neck Joint
Bolt-on
Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material
Rosewood
Rosewood
Number of Frets
21
21
Fret Size
6105
6105
Fingerboard Inlays
Dot
Dot
Hardware
Chrome
Aged Chrome
Number of Strings
6
6
Pickguard
Yes
No
Fingerboard Radius
9.50"
9.50"
Finish
Lacquer/Nitrocellulose
Lacquer
Scale Length
25-1/2"
25-1/2"
String Nut
Micarta
Micarta
Nut Width
1.65"
1.65"
Tuners
Fender/Gotoh/Vintage Style
No
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