Limited Edition Cunife Tele® Custom Relic RW


Model #: 9231012533
Limited Edition Cunife Tele® Custom Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

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Developed by Seth Lover, who joined Fender in 1971, the “cunife” pickup features a two-coil humbucking design that uses 12 cunife screws connected on the bottom by a steel plate. Cunife is an alloy named for its three constituent metals—copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and iron (Fe)—and in instrument pickups it produces a distinctive “hi fidelity” sound with rich bass and clear treble, and they never lose their attack or definition when pushed. We used samples of the original magnets to develop these pickups over a two-year period, and we’ve brought the material back exactly as it was 40 years ago. For this very special Limited Edition Cunife Tele Custom Relic, we took elements of the classic double-bound Telecaster Custom and added custom features including the classic cunife wide-range humbucker paired with a hand-wound Texas Special.

The two-piece select alder body wears a Relic lacquer finish. The tinted quartersawn maple neck features a ’60-style oval-“C” back-shape and a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with a 9.5” radius and 21 narrow tall frets. Hand-wound Texas Special (bridge) and wide-range cunife (neck) pickups feature three-way switching and Dual-Stack HS Tele wiring. Additional features include a three-ply mint green pickguard, ’58-’63 Tele bridge with RSD saddles for perfect intonation, vintage-style tuners, bone nut and wing string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Limited Edition Cunife Tele® Custom Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9231012533
Series: Limited Edition
Color: Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 60s Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood
Position Inlays: Micarta White Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge, Middle and And Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SH

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: '58-'63 Tele® Bridge with Brass RSD Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Switch Tips: Top Hat Style

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)