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2020 Fender Custom Shop NAMM Limited '61 Telecaster Custom Blue Sparkle Relic Near Mint w/ Case, COA


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Up for sale, a 2020 Fender Custom Shop NAMM Limited '60 Telecaster Custom in like new condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original COA, factory paperwork, and case. Featuring a nitro lacquer Blue Sparkle metalflake finish framed by parchment top and back binding, this Telecaster Custom offers a rich palette of traditional Tele tones. The tonewood compliment includes a solid two-piece alder body paired with a roasted, quartersawn maple neck capped with a AAA Indian rosewood fretboard for an acoustic response that's balanced, clear, and dynamic. Channeled through the pair of hand-wound Custom Shop Texas Special single coils, the guitar delivers plenty of traditional Tele chewy twang and sparkle, with more midrange punch and a slightly hotter wind than a vintage Tele coil. 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 quatersawn roasted maple neck has a slender '60s oval C-shaped profile carve with just enough roundness in the shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .790" deep at the 1st fret and .930" at the 12th. The extremely dark slab AAA Indian rosewood fretboard has a modern 9.5" fretboard radius with 6105 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 Limited Edition badge.

The electronics function flawlessly, and the hardware shines like new save for patina on the saddles as part of the factory relic process. The nitro lacquer Blue Sparkle metalflake finish is factory relic'd to approximate a well-loved instrument, essentially brand new with no additional playwear on the body and a silky smooth, flawless neck profile.

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