Hand-wound Twisted Tele pickups provide extra output, paired up with a three-way switch and modern Tele wiring. Other features include white “top hat” switch tip, three-ply mint green pickguard, 1960 Tele bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
The most successful products from the Fender Custom Shop are the Time Machine Series. Here you can find replicas of the guitars and basses that made Fender a legend in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Depending on your taste, the instruments also visually match their supposed vintage. Relics and Heavy Relics look as if they have been exposed to all the hardships of touring life for years and accordingly bear numerous “scars”. Journeyman Relics and Closet Classics, on the other hand, represent instruments that have been treated with more care and whose supposed age can often only be seen in paint cracks and minor quirks. NOS (New Old Stock) instruments would be – if they were real – the dream of every collector. Untouched over the years and in original factory condition, so like new and yet old.