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Fender Custom Shop 1954 Heavy Relic Tele Electric Guitar Masterbuilt by Paul Waller White Blonde (SN:R11872)

You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop 1954 Heavy Relic Tele Electric Guitar Masterbuilt by Paul Waller White Blonde, serial number R11872. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 0.5 oz.)


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The Fender Custom Shop embodies the very finest in Fender imagination and design, elevating craft to artistry with instruments that strikingly connect all those who experience them with Fender's rich history and legacy.

In every art form there are those who have mastered their craft so thoroughly, through years of training and experience, their work routinely commands extra acclaim and admiration, not to mention outright awe. These astonishing artisans are the Master Builders of the Fender Custom Shop; a select group of the most talented builders recognized around the world for their matchless skill, limitless imagination and utter devotion to their art.

Crafted by eminently talented Master Builder, Paul Waller, this 1954 Heavy Relic Tele merges classic style with modern features. The guitar's 2-piece ash body is strong and dense with a notably resonant and sweet-sounding character. Its coating of White Blonde not only looks great, but the thin nitrocellulose lacquer allows the guitar's body to breathe with extra resonance, sustain and a more natural sound. The neck is of the variety found on early '50s models with one-piece plain grain maple and a Soft "V" backshape. Modern playability is provided thanks to a 9.5"-radius fingerboard and medium jumbo frets. This instrument shows the heaviest of relic treatments, designed to evoke decades of the most punishing play and touring. From serious dinged and wear to intensely discolored hardware and finish, the true battle-hardened workhorse. Fender Custom Shop has fashioned a tried and true workhorse for todays nostalgic player.

The guitar is loaded with a pair of Twisted Tele single-coil pickups for high-output Telecaster guitar tone with a dash of sparkling Stratocaster guitar character. Each pickup is hand-wound for distinctly unique and personalized character which is what made the original Fender pickups so sought after and prized.

Other premium features include modern 3-Way Tele Wiring, 1-ply pickguard, a genuine bone nut, period-correct vintage-style tuning machines, '51-'53 Telecaster ashtray bridge plate with original tooling marks, serial number and 3 brass saddles. Includes Chrome Bridge Cover, Tweed Hardshell Case and Certificate of Authenticity.

Get your Fender Custom Shop 1954 Heavy Relic Tele Electric Guitar Masterbuilt by Paul Waller White Blonde from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Neck Shape '54 Soft "V"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Telecaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Body Wood 2-Piece Ash
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup Josefina Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele Single-Coil
Neck Pickup Josefina Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele Single-Coil
Bridge Type '51-'53 Telecaster with 3-Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 7 lbs, 0.5 oz.
Series Masterbuilt
Model 1954 Heavy Relic® Tele® Masterbuilt by Paul Waller, White Blonde
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited 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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