Fender Custom Shop 1962 Telecaster Custom Closet Classic Oxblood
The Rusty Tele
Of all of the Custom Shop Tele's that have come through here, there is one that has special status here at Truetone: '62 Tele Custom in Oxblood.
Originally designed by a long-time employee on the sales staff, Rusty Squeezebox, this guitar evolved into a Custom Shop build for stock. Over the years, as Rusty would play his guitar on stage around L.A., others would see and inquire about it. A tweaked version was custom ordered, and it has since become a regular part of the rotation in our Custom Shop offering.
What makes it really stand out is the striking Oxblood finish. Rarely seen on a Fender guitar, this color fits the early 60's Tele Custom style perfectly. The cream binding really frames the guitar, and the dark rosewood matches perfectly. It's got vibe written all over it.
Of course, aesthetics only take you so far - it's really about the sound and feel. The mid-60's Oval "C" neck shape is super comfortable and very smooth to play The back of the neck has had the finish sanded off (a special request made to the Custom Shop), which makes it a treat to play, as you won't get "stuck" on it. It's topped with a dark rosewood fretboard with a 9.5" radius and 6105 frets for easy playability. Those are the only "modern spec" changes we went with - everything else is period correct.
The guitar is loaded with Custom Shop 63 Tele pickups, which recreate the early 60's Tele sound that is known and loved by players all over. Whether you need country twang, hard hitting rock bottoms or glistening clean highs, this one gives it to you.
And, it's lightweight - at 7.2 lbs, it will be a nice way to play standing up for hours on end.
This is a special Tele - you can see and hear why for yourself by coming to Club Fender @ Truetone Music, or by ordering right here to be shipped to your home.
- Serial # R121510
- Weight: 7.2 lbs
- Part # 9231007428
- Finish Package: Closet Classic
- Finish: Nitro Lacquer
- Color: Oxblood
- Pickguard: 3-ply Parchment
- Body: 2 Piece Select Alder, Sort for Lightweight
- Binding: Cream (double bound)
- Neck: Maple
- Finish: Lacquer
- Note: Finish sanded off of back of neck
- Tint: Light
- Fretboard: Rosewood (sort for Dark)
- Dots: Micarta White
- Neck Shape: Mid 60's Oval C
- Frets: 21
- Fretwire: 6105
- Radius: 9.5"
- Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .930"
- Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
- Bone Nut
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop 63 Tele
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop 63 Tele
- Wiring: Modern
- Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
- Tuners: Vintage
- Bridge: 63 Tele with Gatton saddles
- Neck plate: Vintage
- Case: Brown Custom Shop