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Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz
.910" 1st Fret
.990" 12th Fret
One of the most iconic and popular models in Fender history, the “Blackguard” Telecaster has earned its place as an unmistakable tonal force on countless recordings. The Fender Custom Shop is proud to offer this historic guitar with all the customized modifications made famous by players and technicians throughout its storied history. The two-piece ash body wears a Heavy Relic lacquer finish that imparts the look and feel of a well-loved instrument that’s seen its share of action. The tinted rift-sawn maple neck has a comfortable 10/’56 “V” profile, topped with a 9.5” fingerboard radius with 21 narrow tall frets.
A Seymour Duncan® Seth Lover humbucker neck pickup and hand-wound “Crushed” Blackguard Tele bridge pickup are combined with dual-stack HS Tele wiring to create a perfect sonic balance using 250k (bridge) and 500k (neck) volume and tone potentiometers. Other features include ’51 Nocaster® bridge with compensated brass saddles, single-ply black pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and disk string tree. Includes deluxe hard shell tweed case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Body Shape: Telecaster
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 10/56 "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Seth Lover
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SH
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings Through Body Tele® with Compensated Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Barrel Style
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hard shell Tweed Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.