New Fender Custom Shop Limited Models Available

Published 11 years ago on July 19, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine


The Fender Custom Shop is proud to introduce five strikingmodels to its 2012 limited collection; four guitars and one bass.The new additions join 10 previously released models, making for animpressive family built for the most discerning musicians.

New to the collection is the 1963 Heavy Relic® Stratocaster®,which offers upgraded features and a serious relic treatment.Available in Black, it has a carefully selected alder body,mid-'60s oval "C"-shaped maple neck, 9.5"-radius rosewoodfingerboard with medium jumbo frets, Texas Special pickups (neck,middle), Duncan® JB Model™ SH-4 pickup (bridge), five-way switchingand a push-pull volume pot that splits the bridge pickup.

The 1969 Relic Stratocaster has the Custom Shop's most requestedfeatures, including a hand-selected alder body, reverse-headstockmaple neck with 1969 "U"-shaped profile, 9.5"-radius round-lammaple fingerboard with medium jumbo frets, '69-style Stratocasterpickups hand-wound by Abigail Ybarra, five-way pickup switching andmodern wiring.

A workhorse tone-machine, the 1959 Heavy Relic Telecaster®offers the kind of premium features usually reserved formaster-built models. Available in Celadon Green, it features aTwisted Tele® neck pickup and Nocaster® bridge pickup-a blisteringcombination further intensified by a four-way pickup selectorswitch. Other features include a hand-selected alder body, mapleneck with '57 soft "V"-shaped profile, medium jumbo frets, andcustom wiring.

The latest additions to the growing Cabronita™ family are theRelic La Cabronita "Boracha" Jazzmaster® and Relic La Cabronita"Boracho" Bass. Released in 2011 with a single pickup, theCabronita Jazzmaster is now upgraded with monster-sounding dual TVJones® Power'Tron™ pickups. Other features include a hand-selectedlightweight ash body, one-piece maple neck with large "C"-shapedprofile, and custom S-1™ switching. The "Boracho" bass sports areverse lightweight ash Jazzmaster body, one-piece maple neck with"U"-shaped profile, bold-sounding TV Jones® Thunder'Blade™ pickup,and custom Greasebucket™ tone circuit. Both models are available inBlack.

All models include case, limited edition neck plate, FenderCustom Shop decal and certificate of authenticity.

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