Fender Custom Shop Merle Haggard Tuff Dog Telecaster


The Hag’s signature tribute Telecaster® guitar is a modified Telecaster Thinline featuring select alder wings with tone chambers, laminated figured maple top, maple center block, set-neck with deep-carved heel, Ivoroid pickguard and binding, gold hardware, abalone Tuff-Dog Telecaster headstock inlay, Texas Special™ Telecaster® pickups and custom four-way switching.

Model Name: Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0100402803
Series: Artist
Color: 2-Color Sunburst


Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Body Material: Maple Center Block, Select Alder Wings with Tone Chambers, Laminated Figured Maple Top
Body Finish: Urethane


Neck Material: Figured Maple
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Custom
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot


Bridge Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 4-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel), Position 3. Neck Pickup, Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series)
Pickup Configuration: SS


Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Block-Style Saddles
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed with Pearl Buttons
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 1-Ply Ivoroid
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome


Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Tone Chambers, Mother of Pearl "Tone Dog" Headstock Inlay, Ivoroid Body Binding, Set Neck, Deep Carved Heel, Merle Haggard Signature on Headstock
Included Accessories: Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable, Custom Shop Picks, Certificate of Authenticity, Polishing Cloth

Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender, Telecaster

Type: Electric