New for this year, the Fender Custom Shop 2018 Relic 1954 Telecaster is a call back to a fairly pivotal year in the history of the Telecaster. The classic Blackguard look made way for a single ply white guard, a 'U' shaped neck profile and a redesigned bridge. This Fender Custom Shop 1954 Telecaster celebrates the early years of a guitar that would go on to be one of the most important instruments of rock 'n' roll.
The two piece Select Ash body is paired with a Quartersawn Maple neck, featuring a 'U' profile on the back and a 9.5 radius on the front capped with 6105 Narrow Jumbo frets, giving you a vintage feel with modern playability. The body is loaded with matched Custom Shop Hand wound '51 Nocaster pickups for the most authentic vintage Fender tone around, which combines with the Fat 50's Tele wiring to preserve all of that classic Telecaster twang. Finished in a relic'd Wide Fade 2 Colour Sunburst, the Fender Custom Shop 2018 Relic 1954 Telecaster immediately feels comfortable in the hand and oozes vintage vibe.
Other features include a period correct '55/'57 bridge assembly, vintage style Fender tuners, a single ply White Eggshell pickguard and deluxe hardshell case complete with Custom Shop Certificate.
- Model Name: 2018 Relic 1954 Telecaster
- Series: Time Machine
- Color: Aged Black
- Body Shape: Telecaster®
- Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- 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: 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
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-wound '51 Nocaster Single Coil
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-wound '51 Nocaster 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: Fat 50's Tele Wiring
- Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Solid Steel Saddles
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Pickguard: 1-Ply White Eggshell
- Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
- Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity