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    Fender Custom Shop 1960 Roasted Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $3,950.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1951 Heavy Relic HS Telecaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,650.00
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    Fender Custom Shop '59 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,200.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1962 Heavy Relic Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Masterbuilt by John Cruz
    Product Price $7,220.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster HS Relic Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,050.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Greg Fessler 1969 Stratocaster Relic Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
    Product Price $6,720.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,700.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1965 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,550.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Dennis Galuszka '60s Relic Stratocaster Brazilian Rosewood Neck Electric Guitar
    Product Price $7,640.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Roasted Tomatillo Relic Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,350.00
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    Fender Custom Shop '50s Relic Thinline Telecaster - Custom Built - Namm Limited Edition
    Product Price $4,250.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Journeyman Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,000.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Relic Double Esquire "Special" 2018 NAMM Limited Edition Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,000.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1955 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster - Custom Built - NAMM Limited Edition
    Product Price $3,750.00
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    $3,000.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1962 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,900.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Double TV Jones Telecaster Relic Electric Guitar with Bigsby
    Product Price $5,500.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1960 Roasted Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,700.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Deluxe Journeyman Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,480.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Mischief Maker Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,350.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 60s Relic Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar
    Product Price $3,950.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1964 Special Relic Stratocaster Limited Edition Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,150.00
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    Fender Custom Shop '50s Journeyman Relic Jazzmaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,000.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Relic Twisted Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,840.00
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    Fender Custom Shop '67 Relic Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
    Product Price $3,850.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Thinline Loaded Relic Nocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,250.00
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    Fender Custom Shop '65 Custom Relic Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
    Product Price $3,750.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1958 Heavy Relic Stratocaster 2018 NAMM Limited Edition Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,300.00
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    Fender Custom Shop 1963 Heavy Relic Telecaster Custom Built Electric Guitar
    Product Price $4,150.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Eric Clapton Journeyman Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    Product Price $5,100.00
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    Fender Custom Shop Dual Mag Relic Stratocaster - Custom Built - Namm Limited Edition
    Product Price $3,950.00
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Bash 'em up a bit and I'll play 'em. With those words, Keith Richards helped to inspire the Fender Relic collection of guitars and basses, period-accurate reissues of classic Fender axes that have been cosmetically aged to varying degrees to simulate years of playing and abuse, but still feel great and sound amazing. A number of major artists had previously commissioned the Fender Custom Shop to replicate prized guitars that were perhaps too valuable, beloved, or just plain worn out to take on the road, but when the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist needed a few spare axes for an upcoming tour, he thought the Custom Shop replicas he'd ordered looked too new. So bash ˜em up a bit they did, and the rest is history reborn. Fender eventually introduced Relic guitars and basses in 1995 as catalog items that everyday players could afford.

Today, the Relic collection boasts a wide variety of faithful reproductions of classic vintage axes, with varying degrees of "aging" or "relic-ing" applied to the bodies, necks and hardware, so they look like anything from a seldom-played beauty with just a touch of belt rash, to a battle-scarred warhorse with missing paint and rusted hardware, but with fresh electronics and finely dressed frets, for an authentic vintage playing experience at working musician prices. For instance, the Time Machine Series features tastefully relic-ed instruments that have been lovingly crafted using the same materials, building techniques and tooling used construct the originals whenever possible, available in three finish packages: N.O.S. (or New Old Stock), Closet Classic, and Relic. The N.O.S. models are pristine replicas of guitars of a certain era or specific year, with only slight aging of the plastic and a few other items, to produce vintage-looking axes in never-been-played condition, as if they'd been laying undiscovered for half a century in the dusty stock room of an out-of-the-way mom-and-pop music store. Closet Classics are meant to resemble barely-played dream guitars, strummed a few times and then stashed away in a closet or under the bed for years, with slight aging, like a few minor scuffs and lightly tarnished hardware.

Relic guitars can be lightly or moderately aged, with a bit of belt rash and a few decent dings, while the Heavy Relic models look like they've been rode hard and hung up wet for years, with chips and scrapes in the finish, tarnished or rusted hardware, dirty fingerboards and paint worn down to the bare wood or even burned away! There are also signature Relic models for select major artists, featuring painstakingly precise reproductions of every scratch, ding, dent and even cigarette burn on the original, so whether you are in a cover band slavishly striving to copy every detail of your favorite performer, or you're just a diehard fan who wants the look and vibe of your guitar hero's weapon of choice, Fender's got you covered. Ever wonder how it would feel to get your hands on an ultra-rare 1951 Nocaster, precursor to the Telecaster from the dawn of Fender's golden age? How about a sweet, pre-CBS 1956 Stratocaster, or a more modern-feeling '68 Strat with a hardtail bridge and jumbo headstock? Or how about one of the crazy new limited Cabronita Teles with T.V. Jones pickups? All the Relic guitars sport that great vintage vibe, with killer sound and a broken-in feel, so you can get right to retro rocking! Grab your Relic axe today!

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