Fender Custom Shop LTD 50s Thinline Tele, Vintage Blonde

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Product Ref: 77697

  • Certificate of Authenticity and Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound Original Blackguard Tele Bridge Pickup
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele® Single-Coil Neck Pickup
  • Heavy Relic Treatment Offers a Vintage Road-Worn Appearance
  • 2-Piece Ash Body Offers a Lightweight Design Allowing Longer Play

Fender Custom Shop LTD 50s Thinline Tele, Vintage Blonde


The Fender Custom Shop LTD 50s Thinline Tele is equipped with two Custom Shop pickups which offer a classic Telecaster tone with powerful articulation and crisp clarity. Sporting a heavy relic treatment, the Thinline Tele features a vintage road-worn appearance of a guitar that’s been used on many stages. This unique appearance makes this guitar stand out from any crowd, along with its attention to detail in the form of vintage hardware and a pickguard. Includes Deluxe hardshell case for transportation, and a strap so you have everything you need to get you started.

Product Ref: 77697

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Heavy Relic Treatment For A Vintage Look

Finished in a Vintage Blonde , the Thinline Tele features a heavy relic treatment on both the body and the neck that replicates the wear and tear from decades of heavy use , and a look that many guitarists long to achieve. The headstock also continues the aged-look and ties in well with the body-work adding extra authenticity to the guitar.This particular finish means that the guitar is easier to play, having been already worn-in. Overall, its vintage appearance gives the Thinline Tele a deceiving history, that many people will be intrigued to know.

Two-Piece Select Ash

The two-piece body has been especially crafted from hand-selected ash, and carefully chosen by the Custom Shop for its tone, weight and appearance. Fender used ash for electric guitar bodies from around 1950 to mid 1956, and only continue to make a few now. The use of ash maintains the replicated authenticity of the new Thinline Tele.

V-Shaped Neck Profile For Comfort

Sporting a 'soft V' shaped neck, the Thinline Tele offers comfort and ease of playing, and is also ideal for thumb-over playing. This style of neck maintains the replicated authenticity of the guitar, as soft v-shaped necks were originally designed to help stabilize the neck before the invention of truss rods. Fender use rift sawn maple for many of their guitar necks due to its strength, stability and quality.

Custom Shop Pickups

As well as sporting a classic appearance, the Thinline Tele is also equipped with two Custom shop pickups that will deliver a distinctive classic sound. Firstly the Custom Shop hand-wound "Twisted" Tele® single-coil neck pickup will deliver a powerful Telecaster tone with a hint of glassiness, and be very recognisable amongst Telecaster enthusiasts. Secondly, the Custom Shop hand-wound original Blackguard Tele bridge pickup is capable of delivering a focused articulation with crisp clarity, ideal for playing solos that need isolated definition. In addition to these classic pickups, the Thinline Tele is also equipped with a 3-way position blade for selecting different pickups, and also volume and tone control with additional greasebucket tone control circuit. This Greasbucket tone control circuit allows you to retain full gain at any setting, and provides you with a reliable sound.


  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound Original Blackguard Tele bridge pickup offers focused articulation and crisp clarity
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele® Single-Coil neck pickup delivers powerful Telecaster tone with a hint of glassiness
  • Heavy relic treatment offers a vintage road-worn appearance
  • Two-piece ash body offers a lightweight design allowing you to play for longer and maintains original authenticity
  • Includes Greasebucket tone control for optimum gain at any setting
  • Perfect for players in search of superb tonal versatility, light weight and vintage worn-in feel
  • V-Shaped neck profile for extra comfort
  • Classic F-Hole
  • Narrow jumbo frets are ideal for all playing styles
  • Certificate of Authenticity and Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Includes an Engraved Limited Edition Neck Plate



  • Body Shape:Telecaster
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
  • Body Finish:Relic Lacquer
  • Body Colour:Vintage Blonde


  • Neck Material:Rosewood
  • Neck Shape:1957 Soft "V"
  • Neck Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Special "Limited Edition"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood (Sorted for Dark)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size:6105 Narrow Jumbo
  • Nut:Bone
  • Nut Width:1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot

Harware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound Original Blackguard Tele® Bridge
  • Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele® Single-Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone with Greasebucket™
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
  • Bridge: '51 Nocaster Bridge with Reverse Angle Center Saddle
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Control knobs: Nocaster® Chrome Relic®
  • Strings:NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment Relic®
  • Case:Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: Strap and Certificate of Authenticity