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Fender Custom Shop Exclusive NOS 1960 Telecaster Custom Pale Moon Ebony

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Original price $ 4,100.00 - Original price $ 4,100.00
Original price
$ 4,100.00
$ 4,100.00 - $ 4,100.00
Current price $ 4,100.00
SKU 00FCS141

Fender Custom Shop

Exclusive Pale Moon Ebony 1960 Telecaster Custom 

We at Truetone Music are always looking to come up with something you haven't seen before, especially when in partnership with Fender.  For this take on a classic 60's era Tele, we went a step further - going to the Custom Shop in Corona, CA to hand select the wood for a exclusive run of guitars.  We were taken into the wood vault, escorted by Fender's "Wood Czar" to go through their finest collection of wood spreads.  From that, we chose 6 different pieces, for an exclusive run of Tele Customs.  Only 6 will be made, each with a different exotic top.  This is the first to arrive, and we couldn't be happier.

The lightweight Black Limba body is topped with a gorgeous Pale Moon Ebony top - that's the main calling card of this guitar.  The NOS lacquer finish makes the wood pop out, especially with black binding to frame the body perfectly.  The final result blew us away when it landed.  

Pale Moon Ebony is one of the world’s most difficult, perplexing exotic wood — and, at times, one of its most visually stunning. (It’s also one of its most sought-after.) The wood is known for the bold jet black ink lines which adorn its creamy base. Both the volume and pattern of its lines are unpredictable, varying greatly from piece to piece. Grains can be straight, wavy or irregular; its texture is fine, with a nice natural luster. Its hardness and density are quite moderate for an ebony.

Another feature that you'll be sure to notice is the roasted neck, made out of rock-solid quartersawn maple.  The 60's Oval "C" neck shape is super comfortable, and is capped with a beautiful piece of AAA rosewood for the fretboard (sorted to to find the darkest piece on hand).  This guitar has the modern preference of a 9.5" radius and 6105 frets making it easy to play.  

We chose classic '63 Tele pickups give it the vintage sound that is beloved by Tele players everywhere.  The bridge pickup provides punchy mids and hot highs for that classic Tele twang, with staggered pole pieces to even out the inter-string response.  The neck neck pickup provides a warm and creamy tone.  

We haven't seen a Tele with a Pale Moon Ebony top ever - it's truly stunning.  We picked the coolest looking piece Fender had at the time, which was earmarked specifically for this guitar.  Be sure to check out the included photo of the raw wood.

Come to Club Fender to experience it today, or make it yours right here.  Remember, only one was made, and once it's gone, it's gone for good.

    • Serial # R101509
    • Finish Package: NOS
    • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
    • Color: Natural
    • Body: Black Limba
    • Body Top: Pale Moon Ebony
    • Binding: Black
    • Pickguard: Black
    • Neck Pickup: '63 Tele
    • Bridge Pickup: '63 Tele
    • Neck: Roasted Quartersawn Maple
    • Neck Shape: 60's Oval "C"
    • Fretboard: AAA Rosewood (Sort for Dark)
    • 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
    • Tuners: Vintage
    • String Guide: Vintage
    • Bridge: Vintage '63 Tele
    • Neck Plate: Vintage
    • Switch: 3 Way
    • Wiring: Modern
    • Case: Custom Shop 60's Tele (Brown)
    • Model# 9233002106
    • Weight: 7.8lbs