A Tele for the "Okie from Muskogee"
The Fender Custom Shop has been building dream guitars for the cream of the guitar crop for nearly 20 years. From faithful reproductions of classic axes of the past to fully tweaked customs built to an individual's personal specifications, few instruments command the level of respect afforded Fender Custom Shop models. There are degrees of Fender Custom Shop models: Stock Team-built and Team-built Custom. A select few instruments are handbuilt by the Master Luthiers, the same luthiers that build custom instruments for the likes of Eric Clapton, Kieth Richards, and Merle Haggard. This is the Fender Custom Shop Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster.
Fender's Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster guitar - a modified Telecaster Thinline - pays tribute to the original Stranger with a laminated figured maple top, a maple set-neck with deep-carved heel, Ivoroid pickguard and binding, gold hardware, abalone "Tuff-Dog Tele" headstock inlay, Texas Special Telecaster pickups and custom four-way switching.Fender Custom Shop Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Features:
- Color: 2-Color Sunburst, (Polyurethane Finish)
- Body: Maple Center Block, Select Alder Wings with Tone Chambers, Laminated Figured Maple Top
- Neck: Figured Maple, Set Neck, "C" Shape, (Polyurethane Finish)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" Radius (184mm)
- No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
- Pickups: 2 Texas Special Tele Single-Coil Pickups (Neck/Bridge)
- Controls: Volume, Tone (Custom Wiring)
- Pickup Switching: 4-Position Blade Switch: Position 1: Bridge Pickup, Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel) Position 3: Neck Pickup (Standard Tele), Position 4: Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series) (Fatter Tone Than Position 2 and More Output Than Position 1, 2, or 3.)
- Bridge: Gold American Tele
- Machine Heads: Gold Plated Fender/Schaller Elite Die-Cast Tuning Machines with White Pearloid Buttons
- Hardware: Gold Plated
- Pickguard: 1-Ply "Ivoroid"
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Width at Nut: 1.650"
- mother-of-pearl "Tone Dog" Headstock Inlay
- Ivoroid Body Binding
- Deep Carved Heel
- Merle Haggard Signature on Headstock
- Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case (Gold Interior)
Fender Custom Shop presents the Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.