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Fender Custom Shop - 1961 Relic Telecaster - Aged Black

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Model Overview:

This Relic Telecaster, presented here in Aged Black is comprised of a Two Piece Select Alder Body paired with A quartersawn heavy relic Maple Neck. The "Relic" finish is designed to show years of playing with different dings and marks to show different parts of a story, to give your guitar a history from the moment you take it out the case for the first time. 

The Quartersawn Oval C profile paired with a slab AAA 9.5 Radius Slab Rosewood fingerboard with real clay dots and #6015 frets gives the player a true feel of Fender's golden era of Rosewood boards. The Telecaster is loaded with hand wound Texas Special Tele pickups, modern wired to the three way switch and topped off with Fender's Greasebucket Tone Circuit which retains volume when you roll back the tone control.

Includes a Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Model Specs:


  • Model Name: 1961 Relic® Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Black
  • Model Number: 1561790806
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Color: Aged Black


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


  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: Mid '60s Oval “C”
  • 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)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood
  • Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot


  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: 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


  • Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome


  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity

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