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Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar Arctic White Rosewood Fingerboard

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Overview

  • Modeled after Shiflett’s favorite ’72 Tele Deluxe
  • Alder body with 4-ply white perloid pickguard
  • Rosewood fingerboard, 12" radius and 21 medium jumbo frets
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $899.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $200.00
  • Your Price:
    $69999

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Modeled closely on Shiflett’s favorite ’72 Tele Deluxe.

Chris Shiflett has his feet firmly planted in two worlds—with impeccable punk/hard rock credentials as longtime guitarist in the Foo Fighters, and with an authentic love for country, as heard in side project Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants. His abiding love for Telecasters and for huge humbucking sound now comes together in one kickass new instrument with his name on it—the Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe.

Eminently affordable and modeled closely on Shiflett’s favorite ’72 Tele Deluxe, it features a striking Arctic White finish, a four-ply white pearl pickguard, a roaring pair of new custom-designed high-output humbucking pickups, a 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard for easy bends with low action, custom-stenciled hard-shell case, and Shiflett’s signature on the headstock. Tour bus, platinum records and the adulation of millions not included.

Features

  • Modeled after Shiflett’s favorite ’72 Tele Deluxe
  • Alder body with 4-ply white perloid pickguard
  • Rosewood fingerboard, 12" radius and 21 medium jumbo frets
  • New CS1 and CS2 humbucking pickups
  • Includes black hardshell case stenciled with Shiflett's name

Chris can have any guitar he wants. Order this special tele today.

 

Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Series: Artist Signature
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Neck Finish: Urethane
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Truss Rod Nut: Bullet
  • Pickups: New CS1 Humbucking (Bridge) New CS2 Humbucking (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage "F" Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Hard Tail Strings-Thru-Body 6-Saddle Bridge
  • Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply White Pearloid
  • Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: 12" radius, new CS1 and CS2 humbucking pickups, black hard-shell case stenciled with Shiflett's name
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FenderChris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Small venues (3)
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      • Experienced (5)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar! Extremely versatile!

    By Guitkrazy

    from MD

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      I have to admit when I was shopping for a Tele this guitar had many features that I normally opt against like rosewood neck and I was a little skeptical about the pickups not knocking fender pups but many of the stock humbuckers sound buzzy & thin. As soon as I plugged this beast in all of my skepticism went out the window! This guitar is incredible! You can play clean or dirty & the guitar is so full sounding! This guitar is really a work of art & delivers tonal delight! My only if anything complaint is that I wish it had a trem but its a Tele & that's kind of rare! I did replace the 9's with 11's & all is good! Oh & I forgot the case is great too!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome Fender

      By rockin' grandpa

      from St. Cloud, Fl.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        Nice sound, very playable, clean, distorted make your choice. I love the 12" radius neck, nice and thin and the pick ups are versital and more than ample. Beautiful fit and finish. A winner for sure. Great service from MF. Came with a nice case too.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A keeper

        By R Brenon

        from Elmhurst, Illinois

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

              Don't expect the nice smooth feel of an american made. The neck feels kind of dry especially with the strings they give you and the newer type of woods they use, along with (Negative)gloss on the back. (Change strings out right away for completely different feel) The frets are kind of high also so will play better with 10's instead of 9's. Had to do a major setup and slightly move the whole bridge back because I couldn't get the low E string intonated properly. Just a hair turn of the neck adjustment got rid of the string buzz. The volume and tone controls aren't very smooth and seem to change tone quicker the higher you go. Might have to change those out too for smoother adjustment. Why go through all this?
              Beautiful Tone!!! I am shocked with the tones this thing is putting out. I hate hate hate hate to admit I like the tone better on this than my American made HSS Deluxe strat. If this guitar had my HSS neck I'd have the perfect guitar. The stock pickups are a good choice for this guitar and won't need to change em. I've been playing this thing for about a solid week now and have no regrets on the purchase. Buttery cleans to insane distortion working great through all levels of tone. The case looks nice but is heavy and average built and for the price I guess your lucky to get one at all. It's also better that they ship it in the case too. That's always a plus.
              Musicians Friend - Been a customer for about 12 years now. They've never let me down. 5 stars to them.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome guitar

              By JimiH1974

              from St. Louis

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is awesome! It has a wonderful sound, the fretboard is just gorgeous with it's multi colored Rosewood, and the woodgrain in the neck is just beautiful. They really need to add a picture of the case it comes with it such a nice case, very well built, black inside and out with Chris's name on the top. My only complaint is the same with all new guitars is the strings, I hate the little "baby" strings they put on it. I think it comes with 9's, I play with 11's or 12's, so after a new set of strings this guitar rocks. Only thing I may do to it is put a bone nut on it.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Sound

              By jake

              from Charlotte

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Awesome
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

              This guitar has a crisp sound and a beutiful tone. As soon as i opened the box I fell in love. Its neck is super playable. The finish is gorgeous. The guitar is light compared to my others. I felt like a better player the first time I plugged this thing in. Everything about it is perfect for me.

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              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great deal but....

              By Jas1194

              from Southern NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                Great value, great feel and look. Too bad the pickups and pots need to be replaced to improve it's tone. Luckily I had a Seymour Duncan Jazz (neck) and a Seymour Duncan JB (Bridge) laying around. I only had to shell out a few bucks for 500k Ohm pots to replace the 250k ohm pots. 500k ohm pots should always be used with humbuckers unless you want muddy tone. Still a great value when you consider the nice case that's included.

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