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Fender Chris Shiflett Telecaster Electric Guitar (with Case), Rosewood Fingerboard, Arctic White

Foo Fighters' Chris Shiftlett brings you his favorite '72 Telecaster Deluxe complete with custom high-output humbucking pickups and a 12" radius fingerboard. (5) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Chris Shiftlett Tele Arctic White

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Fender Vintage pickup switching Uniquely voiced; switchable rhythm and lead tones
CS1 and CS2 humbucking pickups Chris Shifflet custom-voiced humbuckers
Bullet-style truss rod Easy neck adjustments and super-cool classic look
Strings-thru-body Tele hardtail bridge Strings seated in body; more resonance and control

Product Description

Chris Shiflett's abiding love for Fender Telecasters and for huge humbucking sound now comes together in one instrument with his name on it -- the Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe. Chris Shiflett has his feet firmly planted in two worlds--with impeccable punk/hard rock credentials as longtime guitarist in the Foo Fighters, and with an authentic love for country, as heard in side project Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants.

Affordable and modeled closely on Shiflett's favorite '72 Tele Deluxe, it features a striking Arctic White finish, a four-ply white pearl pickguard, a roaring pair of custom-designed high-output humbucking pickups, a 12 inch-radius rosewood fingerboard for easy bends with low action, custom-stenciled hard-shell case, and Shiflett's signature on the headstock. Tour bus, platinum records and the adulation of millions not included.

Features:

- 12-inch radius fingerboard
- CS1 and CS2 humbucking pickups
- Black hard-shell case stenciled with Shiflett's name

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- Model Name: Chris Shiflett Telecaster(R) Deluxe
- Series: Artist

Body:
- Body: Alder
- Body Shape: Telecaster(R)
- Body Finish: 0142400780 Polyester

Neck:
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Fretboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Finish: Urethane
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Headstock: Large '70s Style
- Truss Rod Nut: Bullet Style

Electronics:
- Pickup Configuration: H/H
- Bridge Pickup: CS1 Humbucking
- Neck Pickup: CS2 Humbucking
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)

Hardware:
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Hard Tail Strings-Thru-Body 6-Saddle Bridge
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Tuning Machines: Vintage "F" Style Tuning Machines

Miscellaneous:
- Strings: Fender(R) USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Unique Features: 12" radius, CS1 and CS2 humbucking pickups, black hard-shell case stenciled with Shiflett's name

Accessories:
- Case/Gig Bag: Standard Black Hardshell Case
- Pickguards: 4-Ply White Pearloid
- Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Arctic White
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 7 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
Customer Reviews
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Overall: I'm a real fan of the Telecaster but sometimes I am in need of more than what the single coil pick-ups have to offer. I thought about a Blacktop model with the dual humbuckers and then saw this model.At a price point of $699.00 with a hardshell case it grabbed my attention,then I looked further into it and really saw more of what I liked. I love the big headstock,white with perloid pick-guard and humbuckers. When I received the guitar and took it out of the case it was in need of a set-up as the action was high however after that the guitar played like butter. I can't say I own a gauge or anything like that after 45 years I simply set it to where I like it if it has a bit of a buzz well no big deal. The controls are classic of this model 2 tone and 2 volume controls along with a 3-way toggle for the pick-up selection. Remember when this model came out it was supposed to be Fender's answer to the Les Paul. The bullet truss rod I like a lot. The tone of this guitar is big, pick-ups are not just generic pick-ups but really good tone along with a nice degree of hot to them. Unless your one of those guys who rips pick-ups out of a guitar for no reason believe me these pick-ups are beyond good. The tone of the neck pick-up is nice and clean but with some heat the bridge pick-up is as expected a cranking distorted model. The nice part about this guitar is it is really versatile. It would be good for country,blues,R&B, soul and of course your classic rock and even grunge stuff. Best Part I love that it is a signature model from Chris Shiflett signed on the headstock and hardshell case At $699.00 with case this may be one of the best values out there today.
Style of Music: Classic R&B,Soul Blues
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Overall: I am not a big Foo Fighters fan, but when I saw this I was curious. I was particularly intrigued by the 12" radius neck and the standard size humbuckers on a 25.5 scale guitar. I liked the rosewood fingerboard. The 70s style headstock was a plus; I grew up in the 1970s. The looks, well, it was over the top in a good way. I considered a lot of different guitars along the way but in the end I chose this one. I had a Tele Deluxe in the 1980s which I rather foolishly traded away back then, and that had something to do with my decision as well. I have to say the Chris Shiflett Tele Deluxe was a lot more than I bargained for. On opening the case, it jumps out at you visually against the black background. Pictures can't do it justice. It is a very pretty guitar, even a little ostentatious, but in a strangely elegant way. It has to be seen to be appreciated. Sonically it is flawless. I remember the 70s Tele Deluxe that I owned was a great guitar but the pickups were a bit weak. The CS Tele Deluxe definitely has the goods in that department, and then some. It's a toneful guitar but if you push it, it'll roar. If you back down, it sounds good in less intense situations as well. Neck pickup is exceptionally smooth. Bridge pickup is bitey in a good way without being shrill. The guitar is not lightweight, between 7 and 8 pounds, but it's not brutally Les Paul heavy either. With a good strap, no problems. The guitar came out of the case in great shape. I had to tweak the truss rod to even out the action, but that was it. With a new set of strings on it, the CS Tele ran like a hot rod. I have no complaints whatsoever, at all, about this guitar, and that is rare. I've been playing for more than 30 years and I have gone through a lot of guitars, and this is one of the best off-the-shelf guitars I have encountered. It's a keeper. Pro tip: Try out your Pete Townshend and David Gilmour licks on this one, you will be surprised. Overall this is one of the best deals on a guitar you can find right now, regardless of whether the name Chris Shiflett means anything to you or not. Good job Fender!
Style of Music: Banyuwangian jazz-electro-country-spacerock
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