ARTISAN SPALTED MAPLE TELECASTER®


Model #: 1521170821
Artisan Spalted Maple Telecaster®

More about ARTISAN SPALTED MAPLE TELECASTER®

With its intricate color pattern and alluringly strong grain, the Artisan Spalted Maple Tele 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.

Specs

General

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

Body

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

Neck

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

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

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

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity