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Fender Custom Shop Artisan Spalted Maple Telecaster Electric Guitar (with Case)

An exotic mix of roasted and spalted maple and African blackwood along with hand-wound Custom Shop pickups give this Artisan Tele unmatched looks and sound. Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
AAA-grade birdseye maple neck Artisan-grade wood enhances tone and beauty
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Custom Shop Handwound '58 Single-Coil Tele Classic Tele tone with clarity and bite
Spalted maple top Incredible looks and tone

Fender Custom LE Artisan Spalted Tele

With its intricate color pattern and alluringly strong grain, this Fender Custom Limited Edition Artisan Spalted Maple Telecaster is an eye-catching example of the Fender Custom Shop’s mojo. Equal parts work of art and functional instrument, this guitar lets its exotic mix of roasted maple, spalted maple, roasted AAA birdseye maple and African blackwood do the talking, blazing forth with sonic and visual character.

Two hand-wound Custom Shop 1958 single-coil Telecaster pickups provide authentic vintage-style tone, with all the snarling bite and twang that made the Tele a legend. The neck sports a comfortably speedy “’63 C”-shaped profile, capped by a 9.5”-12” compound-radius fingerboard that’s rounded near the nut for comfortable chording, flattening out towards the upper registers for fear-free bending.

Other features include a lightweight two-piece body with nitrocellulose lacquer finish and WLS undercoat, “ ’63 C”-shaped neck profile, 9.5”-12” compound-radius fingerboard, gold RSD bridge, gold hardware, 21 6105 frets, gold anodized pickguard, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

For the Artisan series, the Fender Custom Shop pushes the envelope in the name of art and still remains true to its roots. Artisan series instruments are custombuilt masterpieces, outfitted with special appointments and features unlike any other Custom Shop instruments. Yet with vintage design touches, the foundation and spirit is authentically Fender. No doubt, every Artisan series instrument is a beauty to behold—a culmination of sonic perfection, passion and purity of design, with classic Fender at the core.

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General
- Model Name: Artisan Spalted Maple Telecaster
- Model Number: 1521170821
- Series: Artisan
- Color: Natural

Body
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Body Material: Roasted Alder with Spalted Maple Top
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish

Neck
- Neck Material: One-Piece Medium-Roast AAA Birdseye Maple
- Neck Shape: 1963 C
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 12" Compound Radius (241mm-305mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
- Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Fingerboard: African Blackwood
- Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot

Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound '58 Single-Coil Tele
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound '58 Single-Coil Tele
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware
- Bridge: RSD Telecaster
- Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage-Style
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
- Control Knobs: Knurled Dome Gold

Miscellaneous
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
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