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2021 Fender Custom Shop 1961 Telecaster Custom Closet Classic Relic Black, Mint w/ Case, COA


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Up for sale, a 2021 Fender Custom Shop 1961 Telecaster Custom in like-new condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original COA, factory paperwork, and blonde tolex case. Featuring a nitro lacquer Black finish and "Closet Classic" factory relic treatment framed by parchment top and back binding, this Telecaster Custom offers a rich palette of traditional Tele tones. The tonewood complement includes a solid two-piece alder body paired with a rift sawn maple neck capped with a AAA Indian rosewood fretboard, yielding an acoustic response that's balanced, clear, and dynamic. Channeled through the pair of hand-wound Custom Shop '63 Tele single coils, the guitar delivers plenty of traditional Tele chewy twang and percussive cut, with notable nuance and dynamic responsiveness. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and lightweight at 7lbs 3oz, this Tele is dialed in with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.

The rift sawn maple neck has a modestly slender '60s oval C-shaped profile carve with just enough roundness in the shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .930" at the 12th. The extremely dark slab AAA Indian rosewood fretboard has a compound 7.25-9.5" fretboard radius with 6150 medium jumbo fretwire that has ample meat and crown, showing zero wear and playing cleanly in every register. The carved bone nut measures 1.650" in width (just a hair over 1 5/8"), and the headstock features single line Kluson-style tuning machines and the Custom Shop badge.

The electronics function flawlessly, and the hardware shines like new. The gloss nitro lacquer Black finish has the Custom Shop's very restrained Closet Classic factory aging comprising extremely tight, faint "shattered glass" lacquer checking and a few additional simulated marks of wear. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original blonde tolex Custom Shop hardshell case is included, along with the COA, build sheet, factory paperwork, and "ashtray" chrome bridge cover.