The Warmest-sounding Tele You'll Ever Play
Not a fan of "icepick"-sounding Teles? Then you need to check out the Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster solidbody electric guitar. While it's loaded with the usual twang and bite, this Tele exhibits a warm, snarling tone that demands to be heard. Its hand-wound Texas Special single-coil pickups have enough output to push your tube amp to the brink. Experience blissful comfort from a relic'd quartersawn mid-'60s Oval C-shaped maple neck. Adjust your tone control with no high-end loss, thanks to Fender's Greasebucket tone circuit. And a 3-ply nitro shell pickguard ensures that the Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster looks as great as it sounds.
Durable quartersawn maple neck with AAA rosewood fingerboard
The neck is one of the most important aspects of any instrument, which is why the Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster features a quartersawn maple neck. Besides looking good, the straight grain of quartersawn necks is about 50% more stable than plain-sawn necks and less likely to warp, twist or shrink. You'll also love the playability and feel of the 1961 Relic Telecaster's mid-'60s Oval "C" profile. And this guitar's smooth-playing AAA rosewood fingerboard looks as great as it feels. Your fretting hand will appreciate the 9.5" radius that keeps things nice and comfortable for natural, relaxed playing.
Cut through the mix with Texas Special single-coil pickups
You're sure to cut through the mix, thanks to a duo of hand-wound Texas Special single-coils. These pickups give you the honk, twang, and bite that have been with us since the dawn of the Tele. And their high-output design knows how to push a tube amp. At Sweetwater, we've conjured up all kinds of snarling tones with the Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster's Texas Special pickups.
Greasebucket tone circuit = no more mud
Have you noticed how your note definition can suffer when you roll your tone knob back? Of course, there are lots of tone circuit designs out there, but the Greasebucket tone circuit in the Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster lets you roll off highs without affecting low frequencies. That means you can get mellow, subdued tones without your tone getting muddy and indistinct. Hey, we know many players never touch their tone control — but maybe that's because they don't have the Greasebucket tone circuit.
Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Solidbody electric guitar that combines modern features with classic style
- Combines twang and bite with a tone that's unusually warm for a Tele
- Hand-wound Texas Special single-coil pickups push your tube amp to the brink
- Relic'd quartersawn mid-'60s Oval C-shaped maple neck provides blissful comfort
- Greasebucket tone circuit lets you adjust your tone control with no high-end loss
- Nitrocellulose lacquer finish lets your tonewoods breathe
- Eye-catching 3-ply nitro shell pickguard
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity