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Fender introduces 2012 Custom Shop additions

Adam Savage
Fender introduces 2012 Custom Shop additions

Fender has added ten exotic new models to its Custom Shop collection.

The 1951 New Old Stock (NOS) Nocaster (£2,650.80) and 1951 Relic Nocaster (£2,986.80) both feature a hand-selected ash body with a Nocaster Blonde finish and include all-new Twisted Tele pickups designed by Fender’s Master Builders. The 1951 Relic Nocaster also offers a special ageing treatment, giving it the appearance of an aged, Fender classic.

Available in Faded Two-Colour Sunburst, Desert Sand, and Black, the 1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster (£3,118.80, pictured) features a hand-selected ash body, one-piece maple neck with 10/56 large V shape, maple fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 6105 frets, custom shop Fat ‘50s Strat pickups, five-way pickup switch with custom modern Strat wiring, two tone controls and a master volume knob, nickel hardware, case and certificate of authenticity.

The 1960 Relic Stratocaster (£2,614.80) has a hand-selected premium alder body, maple neck with large C shape and matching headstock, rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 6105 frets, 1960 Stratocaster pickups with five-way switching, three-ply mint green pickguard, vintage hardware, case and certificate of authenticity.

The 1961 Relic Telecaster Custom (£3,082.80) features a double-bound, hand-selected lightweight ash body, maple neck with an early-’60s C shape, rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 6105 frets, all-new Twisted Tele pickups with three-way switching, nickel hardware, case and certificate of authenticity.

The 2012 Closet Classic Stratocaster (£2.866.80) gives players an access heel for easy access to upper frets, a quartersawn maple neck, round-laminated 22-fret maple or rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 6105 frets, Abby Red Hot pickups hand-wound by Abigail Ybarra, five-way pickup switching, vintage-style hardware, case and certificate of authenticity.

The 2012 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster (£2,422.80) and 2012 Custom Deluxe Telecaster (£2,674.80) both offer a hand-selected lightweight ash body with access heel and AAA quilted maple veneer top, satin-finished AA flame maple neck with C shape and a 22-fret maple or rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and medium jumbo frets, chrome hardware with pearl button tuners, and a case and certificate for authenticity.  
 
The 1961 Closet Classic Jazz Bass (£2,614.80) is equipped with an alder body, quartersawn maple neck with ‘60s U shape, rosewood fingerboard with 7.25” radius and vintage frets, vintage-style Jazz Bass pickups, stacked concentric control knobs, tortoiseshell pickguard and vintage hardware. It is available in Black and Arctic White.

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