Fender Custom Shop Custom Deluxe Telecaster Special (Bing Cherry Transparent)Item ID: TeleCDSMBCT
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Flame Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Bing Cherry Transparent
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Weight: 7lbs 5oz
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Tailor-made Tele!Everyone knows the Fender Custom Deluxe Telecaster is an incredible Tele. But any true Tele fan will always have a wish list of tweaks, modifications, and subtle adjustments to turn an incredible Tele into the total Tele package. Here, the guitar-loving crew at Sweetwater got together with the Fender Custom Shop with our own wish list of sorts. With input from you, our customers, and all of the toneheads here, we went ahead and put a twist on the Fender Custom Deluxe Telecaster to create our very own version, the Fender Custom Deluxe Telecaster Special. We know you'll love it as much as we do.
So, what makes the Fender Custom Deluxe Telecaster Special so special? It's the extra attention to detail here. All the woods were hand selected for beauty, grain, and the traits of tonal perfection. We upped the neck from "A" flame maple to "AA" maple, for an even more amazing appearance. We also went ahead and gave the Fender Custom Deluxe Telecaster Special a set of locking tuners, versus the regular Deluxe's staggered tuner set.
But any true Tele fan will tell you there's magic in the pickup configuration. So, we didn't mess with the single-coil configuration that delivers that true Tele twang. However, we did reverse the control plate and give it a 4-position blade switch instead of the regular Custom Deluxe Telecaster's 3-position system, to give you even more tonal options. This Fender Custom Deluxe Telecaster Special's Position 1 is Bridge, Position 2 is Bridge and Neck (in parallel), Position 3 is Neck, and Position 4 is Neck and Bridge (in series).
All in all, the Fender Custom Deluxe Telecaster Special is a finely tuned piece of Fender Custom Shop workmanship that's got the best-of-the-best Tele appointments, with a special twist for the true Tele lover. And, of course, as with all Fender Custom Teles, the Fender Custom Deluxe Telecaster Special was painstakingly crafted by one of Fender's finest builders right here in the USA.
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David, Renton, WA
Reviewsbased on 1 review
A Tremendous Guitar
by John Ballew from Lincoln, NE.I have been playing for 46 years. Primarily a rock n roll guy. I have historically used Gibsons for my electrics and have never owned a Fender. I bought this Custom Classic Tele as shown with the bin... read more [+]g cherry finish and maple neck in 2006 and have played it continuously on-stage and for recordings since then.
June 21, 2011
Music Background: part-time professional musician
This is one of the finest guitars I have ever owned or played. It is beautifully made and the maple grain on the back of the neck is just gorgeous. The cherry finish looks 3-dimensional and is flawless.
Playability is without peer. The neck is incredibly fast and it stays in tune very well. The 4-position switch gives you lots of variations between the neck and bridge pickups. I replaced the stock pickups (which are very good) with EMGs and this thing now has some real guts and produces the classic tele sound with more sustain and bottom end. I use mine with analog pedals made by Fulltone and a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp. You can't believe how good this guitar sounds using the Fat Boost and OCD pedals.
This guitar is a tremendous value. You will not be disappointed. close [-]
Fender Custom Shop Custom Deluxe Telecaster Special (Bing Cherry Transparent)
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