C.SHOP 2018 1954 RELIC TELECASTER

MORE ABOUT 1954 RELIC® TELECASTER®

Combining the classic style with modern features, this guitar stems from a distinctive year for the Telecaster®—1954. The Telecaster® received a few updates that year, novel steel barrel bridge saddles were joined by a new “U”-shaped quartersawn maple neck profile and single-ply White Eggshell pickguard. Matchless in look and tone, our ‘54 Relic® is loyal recreation of this classic with its period-correct top hat switch tip and hand-wound pickups. Providing the modern playability of a 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 6105 frets, Fender® Custom Shop has fashioned a tried and true workhorse for today’s nostalgic player.

Combining the best of the past and present, the ’54 Relic® Telecaster® sports Fat 50’s Tele® wiring, ’55-’57 Tele® bridge assembly and vintage-style tuning machines, along with a hand-wound ’51 Nocaster® bridge pickup matched to a hand-wound ’51 Loaded Nocaster® neck pickup for perfectly balanced tone, 3-way switch, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.


SPECS

General

General

Model Name: 1954 Telecaster Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde
Model Number: 9235000526
Series: Time Machine
Color: Aged White Blonde

Body

Body

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

Neck

Neck

Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1954 “U”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Headstock: Telecaster®
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple
Position Inlays: Micarta Black

Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’51 Nocaster® Bridge
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded ’51 Nocaster
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge, Middle and And Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware

Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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