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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Tele® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Butterscotch Blonde - Used

Brand: Fender Custom Shop

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Description
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. The “Blackguard Tele” has been and still is to this day our most popular guitar, and for good reason.

The Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Tele Heavy Relic combines elements of the classic Blackguard Tele with custom features including the cunife neck pickup and a Bigsby B-5 bridge and tailpiece making for a tantalizing combination that would inspire any player.

The guitar features a two-piece select ash body, one-piece tinted rift-sawn maple neck with 11/’56 off-center “V” back-shape, and 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets. Hand-wound ’50-’51 Blackguard Tele (bridge) and wide-range cunife (neck) pickups feature three-way switching and Dual Stack HS Tele wiring.

Additional features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard, Bigsby B-5 bridge and tailpiece for classic vibrato tone, vintage-style tuners, bone nut and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specifications

Model Name: Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Tele® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Butterscotch Blonde
Model: #9231012534
Series: Limited Edition
Country Of Origin: US
Color: Butterscotch Blonde
Body: 2-Piece Lightweight Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: 11/56 Off Center "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Frets Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard
Neck Pickup: Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SH
Bridge: Bigsby® B5 Bridge and Tailpiece
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
Dimensions: 6.40x17.30x43.70 IN

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