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Fender Custom Shop 1965 Telecaster NOS Target 3-Tone Sunburst With Case

SKU 00FCS262
by Fender
Original price $ 4,300.00 - Original price $ 4,300.00
Original price
$ 4,300.00
$ 4,300.00 - $ 4,300.00
Current price $ 4,300.00
Fender Custom Shop

One of the most classic and timeless guitars in the history of guitars, the Fender Telecaster has changed over the years, even back in the earliest days of the 1950's and 1960's.  Some things stayed constant, but a lot did change.  By 1965, a lot of change was afoot for Fender.  What didn't change is the iconic nature of the Telecaster.  For this particular Custom Shop piece, we aimed to give birth to a classic, in a classy style.  The result is this amaing 1965 Telecaster in Target 3-Tone Sunburst.

While most of what you see out there is a Relic, we chose to do this one as an NOS (New Old Stock) for those that want a perfectly clean brand new guitar.  There's no again on this one - it's so fresh, and so clean.  

Of course, aesthetics only take you so far - it's really about the sound and feel.  The 65 "C" neck shape on the rock-sold quartersawn maple is super comfortable and very smooth to play.  It's a bit thicker than many other 60's inspired builds that the Custom Shop does (which typically have the 60's Oval C neck shape).  This great feeling neck is 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.

Other features included are the vintage-style tuners and bridge, period correct deluxe black hardshell case, and Certificate of Authenticity.  The guitar has been setup to play perfectly by the techs in our shop.
Target 3-Tone Sunburst is a relatively new color option - this was created by the Custom Shop as an official color after we worked hard with them to nail the look of a mid-60's Fender.  This was done on a Custom Shop Bass VI - and then turned into an official color that they now offer.  There's a certain vibrance to it, and the outlining of colors in the burst finish really makes this one pop out.
This is a classic 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 # R129074
  • Weight: 7.3 lbs
  • Part # 9231015013
  • Finish Package: NOS
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer 
  • Color:  Target 3-Tone Sunburst
  • Pickguard: 3-ply White 
  • Body: 2 Piece Select Alder, Sort for Lightweight 
  • Neck: Quartersawn Maple
  • Finish: Lacquer 
  • Tint: Medium 
  • Fretboard: AAA Rosewood (sort for Dark)
  • Dots: Micarta White
  • Neck Shape: 65 C
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: 6105
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .820"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .974"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Bone Nut
  • Neck Pickup:  Custom Shop 63 Tele
  • Bridge Pickup:  Custom Shop 63 Tele
  • Wiring: Modern with 3 way switch
  • Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
  • Knobs: Knurled Chrome
  • Tuners: Vintage
  • Bridge: 63 Tele 
  • Neck plate: Vintage
  • Case: Custom Shop Deluxe