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Pre Owned 2011 Fender Custom Shop Dale Wilson 60's Telecaster Relic TV Yellow Transparent OHSC

SKU 50FCS016
by Fender
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Original price $ 6,999.99 - Original price $ 6,999.99
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$ 6,999.99
$ 6,999.99 - $ 6,999.99
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One of the First Dale Wilson Builds

In the history of the Fender Custom Shop, few Masterbuilders have achieved the status level of Dale Wilson.  Guitars built by him have become extremely high in demand, at times running a 5 year wait, and currently to the point where additional orders are restricted.  There's a reason for this: his work is unique, of the highest quality, and absolutely amazing.  We view every Custom Shop guitar as something special, but Masterbuilt pieces are extra special - and Dale Wilson's work is another level.  It's rare to find any for sale.  What's even more rare is to be able to get one of his first builds.  That's what this is.

We are proud to present this 60's Telecaster Relic, built by Dale Wilson right when he was being promoted from Apprentice to official Masterbuilder.  Therefore, the back of the headstock doesn't have the Dale Wilson decal.  However the spec sheet lists it as being built by Dale Wilson - and we verified this with the Custom Shop, just to be sure.  That makes it one of the first official Dale Wilson builds ever done.  

Not only is the story cool, but this is also just one of the cooler Telecasters we've seen come through the door.  An inspired combination of influences, this is a simple but well thought out instrument. A Mahogany body & neck with a great TV Yellow transparent finish, Rosewood fretboard, and painted Black headstock definitely make this different from pretty much any Tele you'll see out there.  The Merle Haggard Tele style, single-ply tortoise shell pickguard is a nice touch.  The neck is very comfortable, with a Large C neck shape, 9.5" radius, and jumbo frets.  

The combination of Seymour Duncan BG-1400 Stacked Tele bridge pickup and P-90 neck pickup makes for a great pairing that sounds great. The BG-1400 is constructed with two very overwound coils on top of one another that both hand out its thick tone and stays quiet when you’re playing on stage, in the studio, or at home. Alnico 5 magnets are used for added pick attack presence.  The P90 is bright, simultaneously thick, a great tonal blend of single-coil and humbucker characteristics. This gives the guitar a spanky and warm tone, with a good mid-bass response, especially when the volume is rolled off at low levels.  

This guitar was purchased new here at Truetone about 10 years ago.  Since then, it has been owned by just one person, who never really played it - he kept it in his climate-controlled home and cared for it deeply.  He recently brought it to us, so now it's available on the market for the first time.  Being one of Dale Wilson's first builds, it's instantly collectible  Plus It's a truly unique guitar - it's not often you would see a Tele with a full Mahogany body and neck, both painted in a TV Yellow transparent finish.  It's perfect for any serious collector of Masterbuilt instruments or just someone who needs a Tele like this.

It has been setup to play perfectly by the techs in our repair shop.  It comes with the original hardshell case as well as the Certificate of Authenticity.  Come to Club Fender to see it today, or order right here.

About the Masterbuilder:

Dale Wilson arrived at Fender in 2003, joined the Custom Shop in 2005 and became a Master Builder in 2011. Building guitars has been a driving passion for the California native since childhood. “Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved guitars,” he said. “I didn’t dream of being a rock star; I dreamed of building the ultimate guitar. I was equally enthralled with the guitars just as much as I was with the players.”

Woodworking runs in the Wilson family, and the requisite Custom Shop zeal for outstanding craftsmanship has long been part of Dale’s DNA. He did repair work and mods in a small guitar shop right out of high school in the late 1980s; subsequently moving on to stints at Dobro and Rickenbacker before arriving at Fender, where he worked on Guild, Gretsch and Benedetto guitars before beginning his apprenticeship with various Custom Shop Master Builders.

He enjoys calling upon his extensive and varied experience as a craftsman to create highly distinctive guitars such as the Resophonic Thinline Telecaster®. Wilson also built five beautiful custom guitars for the January 2011 NAMM Show while still an apprentice and was asked to sign the back of the headstocks, garnering him his Master Builder status.

  • Serial # CZ518721
  • Model#  9231013218
  • Base Model: 60's Tele
  • Finish Package: Relic
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Color: TV Yellow Transparent
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Note: Painted Neck (TV Yellow), Painted Headstock (Black),
  • Neck Shape: Large C
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Face & Side Dots: Mother of Pearl
  • Dot Spacing: Wide
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: 6100 Jumbo
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret:  .875"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret:  .950"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Pickguard: Single-Ply Tortoise Shell; Merle Haggard Tele Shape
  • Neck Pickup: P-90
  • Bridge Pickup:  Seymour Duncan BG-1400 Stacked Tele
  • Bone Nut
  • Tuners: Vintage with Cream Buttons
  • String Guide: Wingle
  • Bridge: Vintage 63 Tele with Threaded Saddles
  • Neck Plate: V Logo
  • Switch: 3 way
  • Case: Custom Shop Black