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2020 Fender Custom Shop '60s Telecaster Closet Classic Relic w/ Josefina Humbucker, Case & COA


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Up for sale, a 2020 Fender Custom Shop '60s Telecaster in showroom-clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original COA, build sheet, hangtags, case candy, and hardshell case. Purportedly one of only two instruments made with this combination of features and finish (and the only one in Olympic White), this unique Telecaster features a Lush Closet Classic relic'd finish and Josefina Campos hand-wound humbucker.

Tonewoods include an alder body and quartersawn maple neck capped with a highly figured slab birdseye maple fretboard, yielding a natural acoustic tone that's lively and balanced. The neck position humbucker is hand-wound by Fender's Master Pickup Winder, Josefina Campos, and this rich-sounding pickup has both muscle and articulation, sensitive to pick attack and an ideal choice for full-sounding cleans or thick drive. The hand-wound Texas Special single coil in the bridge position is a good match in terms of perceived output, and the pickups compliment each other well when both are engaged in the middle position on the three-way switch. Of course with the bridge pickup singled out, there's plenty of chewy twang and snarl on tap too. This Tele weighs 7lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.

The quartersawn maple neck has Fender's "60s style oval C" neck shape, a medium depth carve with round shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .930" at the 12th. The birdseye maple cap fretboard has a 7.25-9.5 compound radius, with flawless 6150-size medium jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays cleanly in every register up the 25 1/2" scale, and the nut measures 1.650" in width. The headstock features a Pre-CBS-style "spaghetti" Fender logo and Custom Shop chevron on the reverse side, with Fender Deluxe Kluson-style single line tuners that turn smoothly.

The electronics function flawlessly, with the unique pickup pair wired to a traditional Tele control array with a three-way pickup selector and Master Volume and Tone knobs. The chrome plating on the hardware is positively gleaming, and the Olympic White gloss finish has a subtle blue tint, pushing towards a faded Sonic Blue in its presentation. The Lush Closet Classic factory aging is quite restrained, with "shattered glass" lacquer checking across the body, and additional cosmetic wear is limited to a couple microscopic marks just north of the jack cup. Beyond that, there's barely a scratch on the body, and the gloss nitro lacquer finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original Fender Custom Shop G&G Deluxe hardshell case with gold plush interior is included, along with the COA, build sheet, all factory paperwork, hangtags, and case candy.