Fender Ltd 51 HS Telecaster Relic Blonde

Telecaster tone like no other. The Fender Custom Shop '51 HS Relic Telecaster Ltd delivers all of the classic, sharp Tele twang that's been a staple in rock 'n' roll since the fifties. With a hand-wound single-coil bridge pickup, those crisp vintage tones are all at your disposal.

But there's more than meets the eye in this incredible limited edition model. There's a Seymour Duncan humbucker at the neck, giving you full, textured tone that's suitable for any genre or playing style. A specially designed neck means playability is at the absolute maximum - your hand will feel comfortable at all points up and down the neck. Plus, with a unique aged finish, this looks like a worn-in legend of the road. Step back in time for the future of guitar sound.

The most unique Tele sound ever
You've not heard a Telecaster that sounds like this before. Fender have loaded this '51 Custom Shop Tele with electronics that give it a sound like nothing else. It's got all of the super-sharp, classic Telecaster punch thanks to a hand-wound single-coil pickup at the bridge. This will give you crisp, raw power in everything you play.

And then there's the neck pickup. Created by Seymour Duncan, it's a roaring, full-sounding humbucker that's certain to bring depth and thickness to your music. So you've got the best of both worlds when it comes to the electronics in this guitar. And with 3-way switching, you can choose whether you want single-coil brightness, humbucking richness, or a mixture of the two. The choice is yours.

Expertly engineered playability
Fender know a thing or two about crafting top-quality guitars. So you can be sure that their instruments are always amongst the most playable on the market. But this Custom Shop Telecaster takes playability to the next level. Fender have specially engineered the guitar's neck to make your playing experience as natural and fluid as it can possibly be.

A compound radius fingerboard provides easy access to the frets at all points up and down the scale. You can play in comfort thanks to a special "V"-shaped neck that eliminates hand cramp. And a premium maple fingerboard feels smooth beneath your fingertips - gliding from note to note at speed is easy.

Perfect tone and sustain
Every note you play on this wonderful instrument will sound full and rich. That's because Fender have included a vintage strings-through-body bridge. Known for bringing excellent sustain, you'll be able to let your solos ring out for days. Plus, thanks to compensated brass barrel saddles, your intonation will be flawless and consistent.

Totally old school
The Telecaster has earned its place in music history. So it's with a nod to its rich, illustrious past that Fender have designed this '51 Relic model. An aged nocaster blonde finish is distinctive, giving the guitar the look of a played-in, well-loved legend of the road. It usually takes decades to get this kind of aesthetic. But with this model, you can enjoy vintage style straight out of the box.

Durable and ready for the road
It goes without saying. All Fender Custom Shop guitars are expertly crafted. Using only the finest quality materials, they're durable and hard wearing. But to give extra protection to your guitar, Fender have included a deluxe hard shell case at no extra cost. You'll be able to transport your instrument with the peace of mind that it's safe and secure.

Model Name: Fender Custom Shop ’51 HS Relic Telecaster Ltd, Aged Nocaster Blonde
Model Code: 9235000737
Series: Custom Limited
Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Ash
Body Finish: Relic Flash Coat Lacquer
Body Shape: Telecaster
Colour: Aged Nocaster Blonde
Neck and Fingerboard
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape: 10/56 "V"
Scale Length: 25.5''
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25'' - 9.5'' Compound Radius
No. of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage 50085
Inlays: Micarta Black
Hardware and Electronics
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.65''
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Crushed '50-'51 Blackguard
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle (Position 1: Bridge Pickup, Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3: Neck Pickup)
Pickup Configuration: HS
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings Through Body Tele
Saddles: Compensated Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Nocaster Chrome Relic
Hardware Finish: Relic Chrome-Plated Hardware
Strings: Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010 - .046 Gauges)
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case (Included)
Accessories: Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
Dimensions: 6.5'' x 17.4'' x 44''
Weight: 25.75 lbs