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

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Overview

  • Maple center block, select alder wings with tone chambers, laminated, figured maple top (urethane finish)
  • Figured maple neck (urethane finish)
  • C-shaped profile
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $8,450.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $1,690.00
  • Your Price:
    $6,76000

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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

The Fender Guitar isn't JUST for the Okies from Muskogee! This tele's style and class can be yours with a few clicks!

 
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Fender Custom ShopArtist Series Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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(5 of 8 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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(10 of 10 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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(9 of 9 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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(8 of 8 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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(8 of 8 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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(6 of 7 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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(7 of 8 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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