Please Note: With this being a Custom Shop model, the worn-looking Pink Paisley finish may vary.
Product Ref: 118900
The Fender Custom Shop LTD Relic 50s Thinline Tele features a lightweight ash body, delivering a classic Telecaster twang with sweet, airy tones. In addition, the LTD Relic's ash body is incredibly lightweight, allowing the player to throw themselves around the stage with ease and comfort, perfect for live sets and enduring practice sessions. The Tele's ash body also delivers excellent resonance and sustain, offering firm lows, searing highs, and a scooped mid-range. As well as this, the Fender Custom Shop LTD Relic features a classic cutaway profile, which not only offers added aesthetic appeal but promotes the access to upper fingerboard shredding. Furthermore, the Fender Custom Shop LTD Relic is decorated with a white pickguard, a worn-looking pink paisley finish, chrome/nickel Relic hardware, and vintage style tuning machines for a truly vintage-vibe that takes the player flying back to the era that gave the Telecaster its legendary status. Lastly, with this being a Custom Shop model, please note that each model made will have its own distinct pink paisley finish with truly unique worn edges, perfect for the player with real-retro individuality.
The Fender Custom Shop LTD Relic 50s features a pair of Custom Shop pickups for a truly authentic tonality and searing-hot output. Within the bridge position is a Custom Shop hand-wound Original Blackguard Tele pickup which is designed and built to be as period correct as possible. Additionally, the Original Blackguard Tele pickup delivers that classic Fender twang, perfect for the player craving a distinct, richly-authentic sound with excellent clarity and plenty of bite. Furthermore, within the neck position is a Custom Shop hand-wound Texas Special Single-Coil Tele pickup which is also designed to be as period correct as possible. The Texas Special neck pickup features over-wound enamel-coated magnet wire for an increased, blistering hot output whilst its staggered pole pieces offer balance. As well as this, the Texas Special pickup also features alnico 5 magnets which add focus and enhanced dynamics. Lastly, this sonically-stunning blend of the Original Blackguard pickup and the Texas Special pickup allow the player to achieve that sought-after Tele twang with a warm, clear, and authentic tone.
The guitar's solid maple neck and fingerboard provides the Custom Shop LTD Relic with bright characteristics, tightening up the guitar's overall sound and giving it plenty of cut. Additionally, maple delivers a powerfully sharp punch when the strings are hit hard, whilst still retaining its clarity to allow each note to sing. The neck and fingerboard also work together to provide the guitar with sizzling highs and firm lows, while its mid-range features a snappy attack. Furthermore, the LTD Relic also features narrow jumbo frets for an authentic look and feel, while its soft V-shaped neck profile provides the player with incredibly easy and comfortable playability.
The Telecaster incorporates a string-thru body construction to provide improved tonality and sustain by transferring vibrations and resonance from the strings to the body. Additionally, the vintage style bridge features threaded saddles that keep the strings stable, allowing the guitar to be played harder without it going out of tune.
Featuring a carefully fitted bone nut, the Custom Shop LTD Relic 50s Thinline Tele delivers increased resonance and a bright tonal output. When compared to traditional plastic and Tusq materials used to construct guitar nuts, bone improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone.