The slogan for Custom Shop is “For when you are ready” and that to us sums up the beaty and intricacy of this Fender Custom Shop LTD ED 2017 NAMM Heavy Relic Telecaster in Aged Tahitian Coral. Every year Fender release some special guitars for NAMM and this is no exception. Aged Tahitian Coral is a Fender Custom Colour and takes us on a wild(possibly LSD fueled) trip back to the 60’s and it looks awesome in this heavy relic.
One of the biggest differences between this guitar and any other 60’s custom shop Tele is the compound radius which gives it a very modern playability. It also has some modern Tele circuitry including a grease-bucket tone circuit so you don’t get that nasty vintage drop off in tone when you roll back your controls.
Heavy Relic® Lacquer Finish
Lightweight Ash Body
AA Flame Maple Neck
1965 “C” Back-Shape (1st Fret: .830″ – 12th Fret: .985″)
Compound 9.5″-12″ Radius
Hand-Wound Twisted Tele Pickups
Modern Tele Wiring and Greasebucket Tone Circuit
3-Ply Mint Green Pickguard
Fender Custom Shop 30th Anniversary Decal