A departure from Fender’s traditional tone wood choices, the 2017 Limited Edition Malaysian Blackwood Telecaster enhances the traditional Tele style with the elegant look of a Malaysian blackwood top. Strong and dense, Malaysian blackwood has plenty of sustain, perfect for soaring lead lines and raucous rhythm work. For authentic, vintage-inspired tone, the 2017 Limited Edition Malaysian Blackwood Telecaster is loaded with two JP-90 single-coil pickups. Topped by 22 narrow-tall frets for easy bending, the 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard is ideal for most playing styles, offering enough arc for comfortable chording while remaining flat enough for wide bends. The custom string-through-body short-plate Tele bridge features compensated brass saddles for accurate intonation along the entire length of the neck. With its authentic, original-era sound and style, the 2017 Limited Edition Malaysian Blackwood Telecaster is a rare, inspiring example of Fender’s world-class craftsmanship.
Scale length: 25.5”
Neck shape: Modern “Deep C”
Body material: Alder with Malaysian Blackwood Top
Neck material: Figured Maple
Fingerboard material: Maple
Fingerboard radius: 9.5”
Pickups: JP-90 Single-Coil (Bridge), JP-90 Single-Coil (Neck)
Tuners: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Bridge and Tailpiece: Strings-Through-Body, Custom Short-Cut-Plate Tele, with Three Compensated Brass Saddles
Case: Hardshell Case
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