Fender Custom Shop Master Built '50s Telecaster Thinline No Longer Available

Thinline Electric Guitar with F-hole, Masterbuilt by Greg Fessler, with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Two Single-coil Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Lake Placid Blue
Item ID: Tele50TLPB

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Amazing "What-if" Custom Shop Tele Thinline

The Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster Thinline is a dream. Or is it? Fender didn't introduce Thinline Teles until 1968, but that didn't stop Master Builder Greg Fessler from conjuring what has to be a Tele lover's ultimate "what-if" axe. What if Fender had built a Thinline back in the '50s? Well, it would have a satisfying playable U-profile neck. Check. It would also be wearing a classic Fender Heavy Relic nitro finish. Yup. How about period-correct twang? Absolutely - but without the noise, courtesy of modern wiring and Custom Shop Twisted Tele and Hot Nocaster pickups. Wake up! We've got your dream Tele here at Sweetwater: the Masterbuilt Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster Thinline.

Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster Thinline Masterbuilt Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A Thinline Tele with the right stuff
  • Premium Custom Shop pickups serve up premium Tele twang
  • The Heavy Relic treatment gives this axe incredible visual appeal
A Thinline Tele with the right stuff

Are you a '50s Tele enthusiast? If so, then you're just dying to wrap your hand around a chunky tree-trunk neck like Fender made back in the day. Well, we've got good news. Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Greg Fessler has spec'd out the '50s Telecaster Thinline with a Nocaster U-shaped quartersawn maple neck, just like the '50s originals. One thing not found on '50s Teles is the Thinlne F-hole treatment, which gives you additional warmth and snap - and makes this axe quite unique and collectable.

Premium Custom Shop pickups serve up premium Tele twang

The Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster Thinline sports a pair of incredible-sounding Custom Shop pickups: a Twisted Tele in the neck position and and Hot Nocaster at the bridge. This combo - along with modern wiring - gives you the ultra-premium tone you'd expect from a Custom Shop guitar, and the sonic flexibility to satisfy even the most vigorous of genre-hoppers.

The Heavy Relic treatment gives this axe incredible visual appeal

The Fender Custom Shop's Heavy Relic treatment creates instruments that are spittin' images of the originals - as they'd look after a half-century or so of gigging. For the player who knows his/her Telecaster history, it's the incongruous pairing of late-'60s F-hole with '50s accouterment that makes the Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster Thinline so visually appealing. Throw in the Heavy Relic treatment, and all bets are off: this guitar becomes a classic in its own right - and an irresistible proposition for the Tele player seeking something truly unique. You, right?

Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster Thinline Masterbuilt Electric Guitar Features:
  • Masterbuilt By Greg Fessler
  • Heavy Relic'd Lake Placid Blue Lacquer finish
  • Ash Body, Quartersawn Maple Neck with Nocaster "U" profile
  • 9.5" Radius, 6105 Frets
  • Twisted Tele Neck Pickup
  • Hot Nocaster Bridge Pickup
  • Modern Wiring
We've got your dream Tele - the Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster Thinline!

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Manufacturer Part Number 9211001191

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender Custom Shop, Fender Custom Shop Solidbody Guitars