Fender Custom Shop 1965 Telecaster Custom, Heavy Relic- Faded 3-Color Sunburst (7lbs 8oz)

Sale price$5,350.00


Metronome Music is an Authorized Fender Dealer and Repair Facility. This instrument has been opened and photographed. We will inspect it again prior to shipping to make sure it is 100% ready to play as soon as you receive it.

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New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduced the '65 Telecaster Custom. With a two-piece select alder body featuring elegant double parchment binding and heavy Relic lacquer finishes in Faded Three-Color Sunburst it imparts the extremely satisfying look, feel and vibe of a mid-'60s Telecaster Custom that's been put through decades of heavy wear and tear.

The quartersawn maple neck has a Large "C" profile that's thinner towards the nut and gradually thickens toward the 12th fret for comfortable, full feel; topped with a 9.5"-radius round-lam maple fingerboard with 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut.

The Custom Shop hand-wound Twisted Tele neck pickup delivers extra bite with a hint of Stratocaster punch, while the Custom Shop hand-wound Original Blackguard Tele bridge pickup provides all the twang and clarity for which early-'50s models are celebrated. Modern Telecaster wiring with three-way pickup switching and the "Greasebucket" tone circuit (minimizes gain/mid loss when turned down) deliver remarkable tonal versatility.

Other premium features include a three-ply parchment pickguard, '64-'66 Telecaster bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style "F" tuners, wing string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.



SERIAL #: CZ574858        WEIGHT: 7LBS 8OZ
  • 2-Piece Alder
  • NECK SPECS: 1st (.850")  12th (.990") 
  • 9.5"
  • 6105)
  • 25.5" 
  • 21
  • Bone
  • 1.650" 
  • NECK PICKUP: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele
  • WIRING: Modern Tele wiring with "Greasebucket" tone circuit
  • SWITCH TIP: Knurled Chrome
  • Nickel/Chrome
  • Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)



A Fender Custom Shop instrument is extraordinary. You know it when you play one—it’s definitely more than the sum of its parts. It’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that add a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, alive with the spirit of the place where it was built and the devotion of those who crafted it.

The Custom Shop is home to Fender’s most skilled and talented builders. It’s a bustling, noisy and creatively volcanic place that re-earns its nickname—the Dream Factory—every day. Custom Shop builders are completely dedicated to their art—part craftsman, part artist, part music fan and, more often than not, part mad scientist. They’re the best at what they do, and they pour all of their passion, hard-earned knowledge and skill into every instrument they build. It’s no ordinary place, and the creations that come from it are no ordinary instruments. This is Fender Custom Shop.


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