Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Telecaster Electric Guitar (Sonic Blue, SN:9966)


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You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Telecaster Electric Guitar Sonic Blue, serial number 9966. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (6 lbs, 15.8 oz.)

The Fender Proto Collection instruments offer a valuable “testing ground” for the many new (and old, as the case may be) features developed at the Fender Custom Shop day in and day out. Many Proto Collection features are only found elsewhere on one-off master-built instruments, and whether it’s a new bridge, a new combination of woods, specially designed pickups and electronics or anything else, it often finds its way onto a Proto Series instrument before it’s offered anywhere else.

The body of this 2014 Proto Telecaster is crafted from hand-selected, 2-piece lightweight ash that features a comfortably contoured, easy-access neck heel and a sweet Sonic Blue urethane finish. The 10/56 Large "V" AAA birdseye maple neck will sit beautifully in your fretting hand, and is topped with a 9.5"-radius round-lam dark rosewood fingerboard with medium jumbo frets to provide you with exceptional playbility.

The 2014 Proto Telecaster comes loaded with a pair of hand-wound Red Hot Tele pickups designed by Josefina at the Custom Shop. These pickups are a bit hotter then your average tele pickup and have a nice midrange growl to them. Setting this Tele apart from the rest, the neck pickup is also slightly brighter then your typical stock Tele pickup.  The 2014 Proto Tele features modern wiring consisting of a 3-position pickup switch, a master volume control and a master tone control with a Greasebucket tone circuit that allows you to roll back on the tone control without sacrificing any gain.

The Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Tele sports all chrome hardware, including knurled control knobs and vintage style tuners. Designed by "Uber Builder" Scott, head of the Fender Custom Shop Research Special Division, the Proto Tele also comes equipped with a low-profile RSD Telecaster bridge with 3 compensated brass saddles for superb intonation and elegant looks. The Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Telecaster Electric Guitar comes with the full protection of a hardshell case. Included inside the case is the Certificate of Authenticity, a guitar cable, a guitar strap and a CruzTools toolbox kit to properly maintain this finely crafted instrument.


  • Body: Select Lightweight 2-Piece Ash with Contoured Neck Heel
  • Body Finish: Urethane, Sonic Blue
  • Neck: AAA Birdseye Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Neck Shape: 10/56 Large "V" Shape
  • Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Dark Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Bridge Pickup: Hand-Wound Josefina Red Hot Tele Bridge
  • Neck Pickup: Hand-Wound Josefina Red Hot Tele Bridge
  • Controls: Master Volume, Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Rolls off Highs without Adding Bass)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade, Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and Bridge Pickup, Position 3: Bridge Pickup
  • Control Knobs: Chrome Knurled
  • Bridge: Chrome RSD Telecaster
  • Tuners: Vintage Style Tuners with Fender Logo
  • Pickguard: Standard '60s Black Tele
  • Includes Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Cable, Strap and CruzTools Tool Kit

Get your Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Telecaster Electric Guitar Sonic Blue (Serial#: 9966) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
    Certificate of Authenticity
    Guitar Strap
    Tool Box Kit
Weight 6 lbs, 15.8 oz.
Series Proto
Model 2014 Proto Telecaster


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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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