As early as 1950, Fender became the first company to successfully market solidbody electric guitars. Since then, the two-pickup, single-cutaway Telecaster has remained a simple, yet effective design that delivers versatile tones. There's a reason why players of all genres gravitate towards the Telecaster—its tone is transparent, dynamic, and straightforward. It seems to do everything well.
In mid-'59, Fender introduced the dressed-up "Telecaster Custom" model, which featured single-ply binding around the top and back edges of the body. In 1960, this model was expanded to feature various custom colors, and since then, there has always been unique appeal for a custom-color Telecaster Custom with the period-appropriate slab rosewood fingerboard.
In the Fender Custom Shop, the 1960 Telecaster Custom is one of the most popular models for a Heavy Relic custom finish. It brings a worn-in rawness to the refined double-bound classic. Like every instrument produced by the Custom Shop, the '60 Tele Custom is built with an unmatched level of precision and attention to detail.
This 2021 Fender Custom Shop 1960 Telecaster sports a gorgeous Olympic White finish that almost looks light blue. The relic-ing in amazing. It is in mint, unplayed condition. It includes its original Certificate of Authenticity (dated 12/13/21), all of its original paperwork/hang tags, and original case.
- Body: Alder
- Finish: Olympic White
- Finish Type: Heavy Relic Lacquer
- Pickups: Hand-wired '63 Telecaster (Relic covers)
- Neck: Maple with Slab Rosewood Fingerboard
- Neck Shape: '60-style Oval "C"
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650"
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
- Fret Wire: Narrow Tall 6105