Fender 1965 Telecaster Custom Heavy Relic Electric Guitar - Faded 3-Color Sunburst | Palen Music Electric Guitar $5,500.00 Fender

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Fender 1965 Telecaster Custom Heavy Relic Electric Guitar - Faded 3-Color Sunburst

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Fender 1965 Telecaster Custom Heavy Relic Electric Guitar - Faded 3-Color Sunburst

Part of the 2023 Fender Custom Shop collection, the '65 Telecaster Custom Heavy Relic Maple features a 2-piece Select Alder body with elegant double parchment binding and a heavy relic lacquer finish, as well as faded 3-color sunburst.
This model recreates the look and feel of a mid-'60s Telecaster custom that has withstood decades of intense wear and tear. The quarter-sawn maple neck, which tapers toward the nut, has a large "C" profile that gradually thickens toward the 12th fret, providing a comfortable feel. It features a 9.5-inch radius round-ram maple fingerboard with 21 narrow-tall frets (6105) and a bone nut.

Featuring a Stratocaster-inspired Custom Shop hand-wound Twisted Tele® neck pickup®, plus a Custom Shop hand-wound Original Blackguard Tele® bridge pickup, it delivers all the twang tone and clarity celebrated in the early '50s. We provide you with Featuring a 3-way pickup switch and Greasebucket™ tone circuit that minimizes gain/mid loss at lower volumes, modern Telecaster wiring provides an incredible tonal versatility.

Other premium features include a 3-ply parchment pickguard, '64-'66 Telecaster bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style "F" tuners, wing string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap, and certificate of authenticity. 

Why Buy A Guitar From Palen Music Center?

Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.


  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Color: Faded 3-Color Sunburst
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: Large C
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Black Micarta Dots
  • Number of Frets: 21, Narrow Tall
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.625"
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles
  • Tuners: Fender Vintage-style
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Original Blackguard Single-Coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Single-Coil
  • Controls: 1 x volume, 1 x tone
  • Switching: 3-way blade pickup switch
  • Strings: Fender 250R, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case

The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.

Please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable sales staff with any additional questions!