Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary Limited Telecaster Proto
The 60th Anniversary Limited Telecaster Proto is a reproduction of the prototype that Fender used to take around clubs for artists to try. It is from this guitar that the Telecaster blossomed and changed the musical landscape forever.
The 60th Anniversary Limited Broadcaster guitar is a reproduction of one of the most collectable Fender guitars ever. Probably only 200 were ever made originally before the Gretsch Company sent a letter asking Fender to change the name because they owned the name Broadkaster. This is the first time the guitar has been reproduced with the original logo since then.
The 60th Anniversary Limited Nocaster guitar is also a reproduction of an incredibly-rare Fender guitar – the Nocaster. After Gretsch Company asked Fender to drop the Broadcaster name, Fender simply cut the decals so that they read, “Fender” only. These guitars were made until the Telecaster name was introduced in 1951. It is believed that only about 475 Nocaster guitars were ever produced.
The 60th Anniversary Limited Single Pickup Esquire is a reproduction of the first venture into the marketplace for Fender and immediately caught the ear of many guitarists, while the 60th Anniversary Two Pickup Esquire guitar added a front pickup allowing guitarists to play more rhythm parts.
Celebrating the 1950s look, but with modern features, the Limited 1958 Candy Apple Red Stratocaster guitar (limited to 30 pieces globally) is built for the working musician. It features hand-wound Abigail Ybarra pickups with a reverse wound/reverse pole middle pickup so that in the second and fourth positions the pickups cancel any hum. The guitar also has a flatter radius and taller 6105 frets allowing for easier bending. The wiring is what Fender calls a “Modern Strat” wiring, and allows the tone control for the middle pickup to also work on the rear pickup so that you can roll off the high-end on the rear pickup if needed.
Fender Custom Shop Limited 1972 Black Telecaster Custom
The Limited 1972 Black Telecaster Custom (limited to 30 pieces globally) is a step back to the 1970s, but with modern features, and it is built for the working musician. The ’72 Tele Custom is iconic and truly built for rock music. The guitar has a flatter radius and taller 6105 frets allowing for easier bending. The pickups are a custom wound front Fender humbucking pickup, and a rare hot Nocaster bridge pickup allowing for great chunky rhythm tones, and searing Tele lead tones as well.
These are just some of the instruments offered in the Fender Custom Shop's 2010 Custom Collection. Also this year, there are plans to recreate and release 83 pieces of John Mayer's Black Stratocaster guitar he calls the BLK1.
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