C.SHOP 2017 HEAVY RELIC 53 TELECASTER 30th ANNIVERSARY

More about 1953 Heavy Relic® Telecaster®

Hearkening back to the exciting period when the Telecaster was a “new-fangled” instrument with surging popularity, the 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster combines the sound and style of the past with modern features and playability. The lightweight two-piece ash body wears a carefully aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish, giving it the look and feel of a road dog that’s only seen the inside of a case once or twice during its service.

A pair of hand-wound Custom Shop single-coil pickups provides the classic Tele tone—the Twisted Tele neck pickup is joined by a fat-sounding “Broadcaster” bridge pickup for an unbeatable combination. Modern wiring, including a Greasebucket tone circuit that preserves volume when rolling back the tone control, shapes the pickups’ voice.

Other sterling features include a tinted quartersawn maple neck with “U”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard, 21 6100 jumbo frets, single-ply black phenolic pickguard, ‘51/’54 bridge with bend brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and round string tree. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.


Specs

General

General

Model Name: 1953 Heavy Relic® Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard,
Model Number: 1550122803
Series: Time Machine
Color: Wide Fade Two Color Sunburst

Body

Body

Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck

Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Early ’50s “U”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6100 Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck
Position Inlays: Micarta Black

Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Original Blackguard Tele® Bridge
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound “Twisted” Tele® Single-Coil
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Modern Tele® Wiring with Greasebucket Tone Circuit

Hardware

Hardware

Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: Relic 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity