1961 Telecaster® Relic®


Model #: 9235001151

1961 Telecaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White

9235001151

1961 Telecaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Aztec Gold

9235001152

1961 Telecaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

9235001153
1961 Telecaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White

More about 1961 Telecaster® Relic®

The Telecaster® was in high demand in the early 1960s, with new custom colors and a flat “slab” rosewood fingerboard. Once thought to be eventually phased out after the arrival of the Jazzmaster® (1958) and before the Jaguar® (1962), it became clear to Fender that the Telecaster was destined to stay. After countless stage and studio appearances throughout the decades, its design purity, workhorse simplicity and distinctively snappy tone remain as vital as ever today

The Time Machine 1961 Telecaster Relic® honors that year’s model, with original features and a few slight modifications to improve the overall playing experience. The two-piece select alder body has a Thin Relic lacquer finish and three-ply nitro mint green pickguard. The quartersawn maple neck has a comfortable “oval-C” profile and smooth unfinished back for streamlined feel and seamless play, topped by a 9.5”-radius flat-lam rosewood fretboard with 21 narrow tall frets. Hand-wound Texas Special™ pickups serve up spicy hot Tele tone, and modern Tele wiring with Greasebucket™ tone circuit lets players roll off highs while preserving midrange tone and without adding bass. Other features include a '61 Telecaster bridge with threaded saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and single “wing” string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1961 Telecaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White
Model Number: 9235001151
Series: Time Machine
Color: Aged Olympic White

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Lacquer Relic®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1960 Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Position Inlays: Micarta White

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and Bridge Pickup, Position 3: Bridge Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Threaded Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • 1961 Telecaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White

    #9235001151

  • 1961 Telecaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Aztec Gold

    #9235001152

  • 1961 Telecaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

    #9235001153