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Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar 2-Tone Sunburst 

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The Fender Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar is the result of a modified Thinline Merle's ingenuity. Enhancements include a laminate...Read More

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Semi-hollowbody, set neck Tele with gold hardware.

The Fender Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar is the result of a modified Thinline Merle's ingenuity. Enhancements include a laminated top of figured maple, a set neck with a deep carved heel, an ivoroid pickguard and binding, gold hardware, and an abalone Tuff Dog Tele peghead inlay.

The Merle Haggard Telecaster is armed with a Texas Special neck pickup and custom wiring of a 4-way Tele pickup switch-just the way Merle likes it. 2-color sunburst finish completes the deal. Fender includes a custom case, strap and cable ($179 value) with each Merle Haggard Artist Series Signature Telecaster.

FEATURES
  • Maple center block, select alder wings with tone chambers, laminated, figured maple top (urethane finish)
  • Figured maple neck (urethane finish)
  • C-shaped profile
  • Maple fingerboard (7.25" radius)
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 2 Texas Special Tele single-coil pickups
  • Master volume, master tone
  • 4-position blade switch:
  • 1 - bridge pickup 2-bridge and neck in parallel 3-neck pickup 4-neck and bridge in series (fatter tone than Pos. 2 and more output than 1, 2, or 3.
  • Gold American Tele bridge
  • Gold-plated Fender/Schaller die-cast tuning machines with white perloid buttons
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • 1-ply ivoroid pickguard
  • 25-1'2" scale length
  • Unique features: Tone chambers, mother-of-pearl "Tone Dog" headstock inlay, ivoroid body binding, set neck, deep-carved heel, Merle Haggard signature on headstock
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Fender Custom ShopArtist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      one of the BEST!!!

      By toonman

      from kansas city

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        My father left me this guitar when he passed away last year. I love not only the beauty and the tones this guitar puts out, I also love the musician it represents and the sentimental value it has being my fathers guitar. I wont ever play it as it sits in a glass case. Just tonight, 2-23-15, I was at a Merle Haggard concert and had it signed by Merle himself. Great Show Merle, love the tele and thanks for signing it for me.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not just a guitar...its an EXPERIENCE!

        By LINDENJ

        from Ashern MB Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I have literally dreamed of this machine since it first appeared. I finally made it happen! My fear of buyers remorse hasn't even occurred. The ease of play, the incredible tones, the visual....everything about this machine is plain and simply magical. Never in my 50 years of playing have I had the opportunity to play an instrument of this caliber. If you can manage to buy one, you will treat yourself to an experience that will truly touch your heart. My other teles are insanely jealous as they haven't left the rack since the Hag entered our home. Treat yourself....your investment is very safe and your wife will love the new happy husband!

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        (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        very nice well made Tele!!

        By Glydafen

        from Tallahassee,Fl

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great guitar
        • Solid Electronics
        • Superb craftsmanship

        Cons

        • Cost Of Guitar U Can Buy
        • Merle Can Afford This
        • The Price Too High
        • Used Carway Too Pricey
        • Working Musicians Cannot

        Best Uses

        • Country music
        • Works Well In All Music S

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Very nice guitar,out of most working musicians price range!

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        (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply the Best!

        By MrMylo

        from New Jersey

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        This instrument simply has no equal in its' class. It's the very best electric guitar I've ever played. If you're wondering what's wrong with it I'll tell you, absolutely nothing. If you have the dough, it's the best investment you can make if you really love playing, it simply has no equal.

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        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Tele Heaven

        By T.L. Boise

        from New Haven, Vermont

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I sure hope when the time comes and I go to the big gig in the sky I can take this tele with me. It is the absolute finest guitar I have ever played in every respect. The neck is great and comfortable, the tone is the best quality i have heard. I have 2 other U.S. made tele's and this surpases both of them by far, Maybe its the hollowed out chambers and the thru neck is more rigid. Overall Quality is the best I have seen. Very Happy and would highly recomend this guitar. The price is a little much but you will get over that shortly after you have it in your hands.... thanks for listening... T.L. Boise New Haven, Vermont

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        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Tele ever made!

        By John Henry

        from New Hampshire

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        The beauty of this guitar is unsurpassed. The 4-way switch provides the broadest range of tones. Sustains all day! Very comfortable, narrow neck.

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        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible instrument! Flawless!

        By vibrasonic

        from Tucson

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        This is the highest quality guitar I have ever played. The worksmanship is absolutely amazing!

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        (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Merle Haggard Tribute Tele

        By papatoon1

        from Gravois Mills, Mo

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I love Teles but this jewel stole my heart. It's beautiful and plays very well, but it's too beautiful to play. It will make a fine gift for my son someday to remember both Merle and myself!

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        (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        They do not come any better than this one

        By Cameron Whyte

        from London, Canada

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        From the very first minute I realized i had purchased a real gem. I have played telecasters for nearlyfourty years and this model is unbeatable in every department. The price is steep but the longer you own this model and experience just what can be done with it, your memories of the price tag fade rather quickly. There are to many great things about this guitar to mention. I can honestly say I felt like the guitar actually made me a better player as the action is the finest I have ever seen.

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