Fender Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Telecaster Inc Original Fender Tweed Case


This is truly one of the most stunning Fender Telecasters we have ever seen! It came to us from a very reliable source and we have done our research!

Initially 300 were made, 100 in each of one of 3 colours (Red, Sunburst & Natural). They were so popular that they were soon sold and so by the time the guitar was reviewed by the guitar mags most of these were already long gone. When other dealers and interested buyers saw them particularly in Europe they placed more orders. There was thus a second batch circa 1990 with no xxx of 300 serial number but instead C9xxxxx numbers on the headstock face. (This guitar is possibly number 5 of this run)

This one of earliest guitars ever produced by the Fender Custom Shop and is highly collectable. All the original members have gone on to become “Master Builders” including Michael Stevens and John Page. These are the height of quality and nearly impossible to find. One of the Telecaster collectors holy grail.

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  • Model Name: 40th Anniversary Telecaster
  • Model Number: 012-0850-000
  • Series: Limited Edition Anniversary Series
  • Body: Lightweight Louisiana Ash with Highly Figured Book Matched Maple Top
  • Neck: One Piece Highly Figured Maple
  • Fingerboard: Maple (9.5″ Radius)
  • No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Width @ Nut: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Machine Heads: Gold Fender Schaller
  • Bridge: Gold American Standard Tele
  • Pickguard: Grained Ivoriod Pickguard
  • Pickups: 2 Vintage Tele Pickups
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Selector Switch
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master TBX Tone Control
  • Colors: Honey Violin Transparent, Tinted Natural, Translucent Red
  • Unique Features: Top Bound with Grained Ivoriod Binding, Straplocks
  • Source: U.S. Fender Custom Shop
  • Introduced: June 1988






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