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Fender Custom Shop Founders Design Telecaster Designed By Gene Baker Wide Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst

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1500000041779   POS #:113153621
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Gene Bakers’ Fender Custom Shop 30th Anniversary “Stelecaster” was inspired by the early mashups of the Stratocaster and Telecaster from Mike Bump, his former apprentice and now-R&D guru at Fender. “I just always felt that it belongs at Fender,” he said. “When you look at the model, just about everything is the Strat and the Tele 50/50 right up...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $5,450.00
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Overview

Gene Bakers’ Fender Custom Shop 30th Anniversary “Stelecaster” was inspired by the early mashups of the Stratocaster and Telecaster from Mike Bump, his former apprentice and now-R&D guru at Fender. “I just always felt that it belongs at Fender,” he said. “When you look at the model, just about everything is the Strat and the Tele 50/50 right up the center line. Mirror images of each other when you look at it. It looks very vintage and very familiar and friendly, although it makes you take a second thinking, ‘Whoa, what is that?’” The model follows Gene’s “modern vintage” style – taking the best of both models to maximize form, fit, function and flow.

The Stratocaster/Telecaster body is lightweight ash with a wide-fade Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst color. The quartersawn maple neck features a multi-tier Telecaster-over-Stratocaster headstock, bone nut and Founders Design decal with Gene Baker’s signature on the back of the headstock. Gene opted for nickel/chrome hardware with vintage-style tuning machines and American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo, but chose modern Telecaster wiring. Includes hardshell case.

Features

Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Select Ash
Body finish: Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: 10/56 V
Neck wood: 1-piece quartersawn Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Nitrocellulose
Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: 6105 Narrow jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.656 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SSS
Neck: Hand-Wound '69 Single Coil Strat
Middle: Hand-Wound RWRP '69 Single Coil Strat
Bridge: Hand-wound Original Blackguard Tele
Brand: Fender Custom shop
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Modern wiring, Push/pull neck on/off
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style syncronized tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Vintage staggered
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States
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