You don't have to be a Fender aficionado to see that the guitars in this selection are true masterpieces. The Fender Custom Shop is all about re-creating classic Fender instruments from days long past, and their Relic collection of guitars would excite even the most veteran player. Make no mistake, these axes are not for casual strummers and pluckers - these guitars are period-accurate replicas of some of the most legendary guitars of all time. They've even been cosmetically "aged" to appear as if they've been bashed and bruised through years of action - of course, you can bet that they play and sound absolutely flawless.
Rock'n'roll would be drastically different if it wasn't for Fender, and their Custom Shop's team of luthiers work painstakingly hard to ensure every model that leaves their factory is a perfect tribute to the Fender legacy. For proof, take a closer look at the Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar in Nocaster Blonde. Sporting an ash body, maple neck and Fat '50s pickups, this Strat has been closely inspected right down to the smallest detail. From its maple fingerboard and vintage nickel tuners to the 56-style pickguard and soft "V" back shape, the '57 Strat Relic Electric Guitar is a work of art in every way.
Now, for those who prefer a Tele, check out the Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Relic Modified Electric Guitar. Boasting a one-piece maple neck, a distinctive 57 style soft V-shape and 21 fast medium-jumbo frets, this '52 Tele is a beautiful reissue of a classic. Additionally, the Twisted Tele single-coil pickup at the neck and Hot Broadcaster in the bridge give you the power and versatility that only a vintage '50s Tele can produce.
From the early '50s right through to the late '60s, Fender was at its peak in the world of popular music. Major recording artists like Buddy Holly, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix were showcasing their talents with Fender guitar models - many of which have been precisely cloned in the Custom Shop Relic Series. From Double TV Jones Telecasters to 60th Anniversary Strats, '63 models and more, exploring the Relic collection is like walking through a museum of Fender's historic past.