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.
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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.