1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®


Model #: 9235000841

1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

9235000841

1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged Sherwood Green Metallic

9235000842

1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Black

9235000843
1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

More about 1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®

Not to be confused with its younger, humbucking pickup-equipped cousin, the elegant, double-bound Custom Telecaster was produced between ’59 and ’68. The 1965 Custom Telecaster brings that period to life again with its Parchment body binding, smooth playing feel and authentic original-era sound. The two-piece alder body wears a nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives it the broken-in look and feel of a guitar that saw the transition from rock ‘n’ roll to rock. The tinted riftsawn maple neck is stable and comfortable, thanks to the “ ’60-style Oval C” profile that works for almost any playing style. Refined for modern guitarists and bearing 21 medium-vintage frets, the round-lam maple fingerboard’s 7.5” radius at the nut flattens to 9.5” as you move up the neck, making it supremely comfortable for both chordal and single-note playing. The pair of Hand-Wound ’64 Tele® single-coil pickups are tied to modern wiring and a Greasebucket™ tone control, so you can roll off the highs without losing volume.

Other features include 3-way switch, ’64-’66 bridge with threaded steel saddles, 3-ply Parchment pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9235000841
Series: Time Machine
Color: Faded 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: 1960 Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Headstock: Telecaster®
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '64 Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '64 Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele® Bridge
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Black Top Hat Relic®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046 Gauges
  • 1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

    #9235000841

  • 1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged Sherwood Green Metallic

    #9235000842

  • 1965 Telecaster® Custom Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Black

    #9235000843