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2014 Fender Custom Shop '52 Telecaster Relic

It’s 6.75 lbs and looks this good. Any need to say more?

For those of you who haven’t yet started driving here, here you go: This one is an incredibly well-aged ’52 Telecaster Relic from Fender’s Custom Shop. Given how believably the aging is done, how light the guitar is, how cool-looking the see-through-white lacquer is, and how amazing the neck feels we’re thinking this is a Masterbuilt Tele in disguise. There’s no way to prove this, but we have a hunch. If it’s not a Masterbuilt, it should be!

The guitar is in excellent shape, despite the obvious relic-work. Frets are unworn, set-up is perfect, and nothing’s been altered. Factory fresh, complete with case-candy, ashtray bridge cover, and COA. Relic Fender Telecasters don’t come better than this. At this weight the guitar has a strong acoustic response that plays large into its plugged in tone. It’s a real fun guitar to play, with lots of feel, pop, and twang in direct reaction to your chosen attack. Did we mention it’s just 6 and ¾ pounds?

With original hardshell case

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