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Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop Custom Classic Telecaster  

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    Fender Custom Shop

    Traditional Tele, updated pickups and hardware.

    Features include a thin lacquer-finished premium ash body, a lightly figured maple neck with maple fretboard, 22 medium-jumbo frets, Fender Deluxe cast/sealed machine heads, new Twisted Tele neck pickup and new classic Tele bridge pickup, reverse control plate with 3-way switch towards rear, 3-ply parchment pickguard, and a Custom Classic bridge with solid-steel bridge plate and chromeplated solid milled brass saddles. Includes hardshell case.

    Features
    • Premium ash body
    • with urethane finish
    • Lightly figured C-shaped maple neck with polished satin urethane finish
    • 9-1/2" radius maple fretboard
    • 22 medium-jumbo frets
    • Fender/Schaller Deluxe staggered, cast/sealed machine heads
    • New Twisted Tele neck pickup
    • New classic Tele bridge pickup
    • Reverse control plate with 3-way switch towards rear
    • 3-ply parchment pickguard
    • Custom Classic bridge with solid-steel bridge plate and chromeplated solid milled brass saddles
    • "Nocaster" Chrome Dome knobs
    • "Top Hat" switch tip

    If you love the Tele, you'll be rapturous over this Tele. Order today and play happy.

     
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    4.8

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    Best Tele ever from Fender

    This is my second Tele. My first was a late 60's blue Paisley that I got rid of because it sounded terrible. I bought one of these Custom Classics more for recording purposes...Read complete review

    This is my second Tele. My first was a late 60's blue Paisley that I got rid of because it sounded terrible. I bought one of these Custom Classics more for recording purposes than gigging but I have to say that it is probably one of the best instruments I have ever owned. I currently have about 25 guitars and this is the only Tele. It sounds amazing and plays like butter! The neck is a bit on the chunky side but I prefer that and it was one of the reasons I bought it and is beautifully figured. The neck size really makes a difference when it comes to sustain and tone as well as tuning. It is not brittle sounding and has more tonal variations than any other tele I have played. It also looks spectacular in the Burgundy Purple Mist color I choose though I think the finish on mine is nitro and not polyurethane. I was looking to get that Led Zeppelin I tone and through my Bogners and that's exactly what I get and more! I did not buy this guitar for "bragging rights". I bought it because it was the best of the best. Just wish it was a little cheaper but I don't regret it at all.

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    total dentist guitar....look how much i can SPEND!

    It's a fancied up tele that's DEFINITELY for bragging rights....an american standard or a deluxe with a minimal amount of mods would beat this instrument. I own six strats, five teles...Read complete review

    It's a fancied up tele that's DEFINITELY for bragging rights....an american standard or a deluxe with a minimal amount of mods would beat this instrument. I own six strats, five teles (including this one) and couple of gibsons...among others. This guitar was bought on a whim. I thought it would add to my arsenal (not to mention help with my Telecaster addiction). LOOK: It's cool...it's a great instrument, but the extra dough simply ISN'T WORTH IT. period. Like I said, it's a dentist guitar...something a rich clown can spend his dough on to play in the cover band through a boutique amp once a month. You can get away with dropping a LOT less money for a comparable, even better, fender tele. (especially when you mod it with a 4 way switch and maybe some "nocaster" PUPS. ;)

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    5.0

    Best Tele ever from Fender

    By Rude

    from New York City

    This is my second Tele. My first was a late 60's blue Paisley that I got rid of because it sounded terrible. I bought one of these Custom Classics more for recording purposes than gigging but I have to say that it is probably one of the best instruments I have ever owned. I currently have about 25 guitars and this is the only Tele. It sounds amazing and plays like butter! The neck is a bit on the chunky side but I prefer that and it was one of the reasons I bought it and is beautifully figured. The neck size really makes a difference when it comes to sustain and tone as well as tuning. It is not brittle sounding and has more tonal variations than any other tele I have played. It also looks spectacular in the Burgundy Purple Mist color I choose though I think the finish on mine is nitro and not polyurethane. I was looking to get that Led Zeppelin I tone and through my Bogners and that's exactly what I get and more! I did not buy this guitar for "bragging rights". I bought it because it was the best of the best. Just wish it was a little cheaper but I don't regret it at all.

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    5.0

    Simply The Best Tele

    By Bar-None-Band

    from Kuwait City, Kuwait

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    After having a MIM Strat for a year, I saw and bought this Tele in Bing Cherry. It is amazing. The factory set-up was great, and other players are as impressed as I was and still am. Yes, it's pricey...but sometimes you get what you pay for. Great Job, Custom Shop!

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    5.0

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    By Russ Castleman

    from Melbourne, Australia

    Justifying cost is a personal thing. You can buy a range of pickups to significantly transform any guitar - but not the guitar itself. The Custom Shop Tele I bought is simply in a class of it's own. The ash body and the thick neck make strings behave better - the action and smoothness are a delight to play with. That said, there are a lot of players who get on with the job of playing notes and aren't too sensitive about the machinery (no-one in your audience would hear the difference)and there are players who respond hugely to the instrument - sadly I'm one of them. It's an expensive way to get a particular piece of wood but it may be worth it.

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    5.0

    A cut above.

    By stratoman

    from Los Angeles

    This axe sounds really great. The tones and hardware are stellar except for the tophat switch which broke and was replaced. The weight is perfect and it is miles above a USA deluxe model. You could tour the world with this axe without a doubt.

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    3.0

    total dentist guitar....look how much i can SPEND!

    By teleFILE

    from NYC

    It's a fancied up tele that's DEFINITELY for bragging rights....an american standard or a deluxe with a minimal amount of mods would beat this instrument. I own six strats, five teles (including this one) and couple of gibsons...among others. This guitar was bought on a whim. I thought it would add to my arsenal (not to mention help with my Telecaster addiction). LOOK: It's cool...it's a great instrument, but the extra dough simply ISN'T WORTH IT. period. Like I said, it's a dentist guitar...something a rich clown can spend his dough on to play in the cover band through a boutique amp once a month. You can get away with dropping a LOT less money for a comparable, even better, fender tele. (especially when you mod it with a 4 way switch and maybe some "nocaster" PUPS. ;)

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    5.0

    this axe sounds pro

    By Only a tele is good enough

    from Winnipeg, Canada

    I bought this guitar on a whim because I'm a telecaster devotee and couldn't resist its sexy appeal. Wasn't sure how much different it would sound compared to my American Deluxe telecaster until I played it with my band. Let me say, there is no going back after hearing this guitar sing. It's the difference between sounding like a pro and sounding like an amateur. The clean tone is bright and crisp but not sharp and brittle like a standard tele. With some distortion the lead tone has as much balls as a Les Paul, without the muddiness. It sounds as a Fender was intended to sound: hot and live, crisp and clear, resonant with an abundance of overtones. Oh, and did I mention the huge sustain? You get what you pay for when you buy a custom shop fender. Those who think that custom shop models are good only for the bragging rights (and I have come across more than a few who hold this opinion) simply don't have the experience to tell the difference.

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    5.0

    Telecaster With a Vintage Feel & Tone

    By tommylc

    from WA

    I just traded a 1978 Fender Precision blonde bass for this guitar. I don't regret it for one second. This guitar is everything a person needs, or expects from an electric guitar. I would stack this up against any 1970s fender telecaster. On occasion, things to improve with experience, and not age alone.

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    5.0

    Gotta love it!!!!

    By Esplaya

    from Monterey, CA

    This guitar is the real deal man. It has Fender custom shop craftsmanship, a twisted neck pickup that makes it unique. Definitely a smart buy. I would get in line to get one of these because these are on high demands right now.

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    5.0

    A well-crafted Telecaster guitar

    By nko51

    from PA

    I bought this Fender Custom Shop Classic Telecaster hoping to get a good sounding instrument. It more than exceeded my expectations. The guitar was setup very well from the Custom Shop and tunes up very nicely. The craftsmanship was also high quality. The pickups are very unique in manufacture, no doubt a creation by the Custom Shop luthiers. The Tone and volume potentiometers are smooth and responsive, controlled by a unique 4-way switch which allows the neck and bridge pickup to be wired in series and parallel modes. The body and neck resonate with alot of sustain. I am really happy with this model.

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    5.0

    Awesome all the way

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Wow forget about the price and get to the sound! These babies are good for anything. I loved Gibson till I tried this baby. This slaps Gibson in the face...Try it for your self..fall in love...

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