Fender Limited Edition CuNiFe Tele Custom Relic Electric Guitar - Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

Fender

Developed by Seth Lover, who joined Fender in 1971, the “cunife” pickup features a two-coil humbucking design that uses 12 cunife screws connected on the bottom by a steel plate. Cunife is an alloy named for its three constituent metals—copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and iron (Fe)—and in instrument pickups it produces a distinctive “hi fidelity” sound with rich bass and clear treble, and they never lose their attack or definition when pushed. We used samples of the original magnets to develop these pickups over a two-year period, and we’ve brought the material back exactly as it was 40 years ago. For this very special Limited Edition Cunife Tele Custom Relic, we took elements of the classic double-bound Telecaster Custom and added custom features including the classic cunife wide-range humbucker paired with a hand-wound Texas Special.

The two-piece select alder body wears a Relic lacquer finish. The tinted quartersawn maple neck features a ’60-style oval-“C” back-shape and a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with a 9.5” radius and 21 narrow tall frets. Hand-wound Texas Special (bridge) and wide-range cunife (neck) pickups feature three-way switching and Dual-Stack HS Tele wiring. Additional features include a three-ply mint green pickguard, ’58-’63 Tele bridge with RSD saddles for perfect intonation, vintage-style tuners, bone nut and wing string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Product Specs:

  • Model Name: Limited Edition Cunife Tele® Custom Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
  • Model #: 9231012533
  • Serial Number: CZ549163
  • Weight: 7.8lbs
  • Series: Limited Edition
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Color: Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
  • Body: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 60s Oval "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Frets Size: Narrow Tall
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Micarta White Dot
  • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele®
  • Neck Pickup: Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge, Middle and And Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SH
  • Bridge: '58-'63 Tele® Bridge with Brass RSD Saddles
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity

Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender

Type: Electric