Boasting a look, feel, and tone that is truly one of a kind, the Fender Telecaster is one of the most celebrated musical instruments ever, and although it's been replicated countless times over, nothing has ever matched the real thing. Of course, to call the guitars in this section "the real thing" would be a vast understatement, for these Telecasters in particular are custom built by masters of their trade. In other words, once you become the proud owner of an axe from this catalog, it may be the last one you'll ever purchase.
So where's the best place to begin your search? The choice is yours, but you certainly can't go wrong by starting with the Masterbuilt By Dennis Galuszka 1960 Heavy Relic Telecaster Electric Guitar. Dennis is well known for his remarkable luthier talents, and since 1999 he's even built instruments for players ranging from Buck Owens to Robben Ford. Boasting alder, maple, and rosewood specs, Twisted Tele pickups, and a 60 Tele pickguard shape, this gem will surely please any vintage Tele enthusiast who's lucky enough to strap it on.
While you're at it, you owe it to yourself to check out the 1955 Telecaster Relic Electric Guitar Masterbuilt by Dale Wilson. As a member of the Fender team since 2003, Wilson became a master builder in 2011, and his passion for guitars is apparent in every model he designs. Featuring a hand-selected ash body, hand-wound pickups, a 52 Tele pickguard shape and many other killer components, this work of art is an exceptional tribute to the Telecaster's early rock'n'roll beginnings.
Since 1987, the skilled luthiers at the Fender Custom Shop have been continuously championed worldwide for the stunningly high level of workmanship they put into their electric guitars. From classic '55, '57 and '59 models to limited road show Telecasters and much more, browsing Fender Custom's line of master built Telecasters is like taking a time machine through the glory days of the instrument.