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1965 Fender Telecaster Custom

Custom Series CBS (1965-1966)

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STANDARD: Sunburst
CUSTOM: Lake Placid Blue Metallic - Ocean Tuquoise Metallic - Blue Ice Metallic - Teal Green Metallic - Sonic Blue - Firemist Gold Metallic - Charcoal Frost Metallic - Seafoam Green - Firemist Silver - Candy Apple Red Metallic - Olympic White - Dakota Red - Black - Fiesta Red


Wood: Ash / Alder

Binding: Top Binding

Lacquer: Nitrocellulose

Shape: Telecaster Standard

Pickguard: 8 Hole / 3-Ply White/Black/White Vinyl or ABS 

Serial: Stamped On Neckplate / 6-Digit


Wood: Maple

Decal: Silver Spaghetti + "Telecaster+" Pat.# under it

              Since Late '65: Gold Transition w/ Black Trim + "Telecaster" + Pat#

Fretboard Wood: Rosewood Veneer

Neck Lacquer: Nitrocellulose

Neck Profile: Medium/Slim "C"

Headstock: Standard Tele

Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm) +/-

Scale: 25.5"

Radius: 7.25"

#Frets: 21

Fretwire: 6230 Vintage Frets

Trussrod: Vintage Heel-Adjust

Bolt-On Type: 4-Bolt


Bridge Type: 3-Saddle Vintage String-trough Bridge / Ashtray Cover

Bridge Marking: "FENDER Pat.No DES.164227 / 2.573.254"

Saddle: Threaded Steel Saddles

Tuners: Kluson Tuners Double-Line

String Tree: Butterfly

Neckplate: Blank Plate + Serial

Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top


Switch: 3-Way CRL / Top Hat Switch-Tip

Wiring: Pos1: Bridge to Tone / Pos2: Neck to Tone / Pos 3: Neck trough 1Mfd Cap.

Capacitor: 50V-.05uf Dime Capacitor

Pickup Config: S

Neck Pickup: Vintage Single Coil  w/ Cover

Bridge Pickup: Grey-Bottom Single Coil Staggered (Cloth wire wrapped) Pot waxed


CASE: Fender Black Hardshell Case w/ Orange Plush Lining (Additional Cost)

- Maple neck was order-by-request only. Maple necks from these years are rare and often hard to find.

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