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Fender Custom Shop Artisan Spalted Maple Telecaster, Macassar Ebony Fretboard, Roasted Flame Maple Neck
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Fender Custom Shop Artisan Spalted Maple Telecaster, Macassar Ebony Fretboard, Roasted Flame Maple Neck

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Condition: New

SKU: FEN-ART-SPA-MPL-TELE

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Details

  • Fender Custom Shop Artisan Spalted Maple Telecaster
  • Aged Natural Finish - Parchment Binding
  • Spalted Maple Top
  • Roasted Alder Body - Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish
  • 4A Roasted Flame Maple Neck - Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Macassar Ebony Fretboard
  • 1963 "C" Neck Shape
  • 21 Narrow Jumbo Frets
  • 9.5" to 12" Compound Radius Fretboard
  • 1.650" Nut Width
  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • Bone Nut
  • Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster PIckups
  • 1-Ply Anodized Gold Pickguard
  • RSD Telecaster Bridge
  • Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
  • Nickel/Chrome Hardware
  • Fender Custom Shop Deluxe Hardshell Case with Strap and COA
  • Instrument Weight: 7.1 lbs.
  • Serial #: CZ538322

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to offer up this gorgeously spalted Tele built by the finest luthiers in Fender's army over at their Custom Shop factory. This is an excellent example of the beauty that can come out of a simple and classic design. The spalted maple top and roasted flame maple neck really help this to stand out from every other Tele floating around out there.

The sound is nothing short of magical. The pickups definitely have that hand-wound feel and sound to them and they really have an extra bit of character that is just missing from the machine-wound stuff. The science behind this is a bit beyond this reviewer, but there is no doubt that there's something special in these custom shop hand-wound '51 Nocaster pickups. They have all of that sparkle, spank, bite, sizzle, and twang that a Tele is known for while still being full and rich in the bottom end. The neck pickup is warm and round, while still being able to give off some good snap. The bridge pickup sounds bright without being shrill, and cuts without being thin.

The fit and finish, and overall construction of this guitar really help set it apart from all others. The pickups do sound absolutely amazing, but that may not be as obvious as the immediately impressive build quality that will instantly make your hands jump for joy as soon as they grab onto that gorgeous neck and wrap around the beautiful roasted alder body. This is some of Fender's finest work. The frets are immaculately installed, crowned, and polished. The neck pocket is extremely precise and the resonance of a strummed chord can be felt all the way up and down the neck and through the body of the instrument. The sum of the parts on this really combines to make one heck of a beautiful Telecaster that'll turn heads with its looks and the way it sounds.

This is both a collector's piece and a player's instrument at the same time. Delivering that Tele sound at the highest caliber, this is one to help you stand out from the bunch.

Manufacturer's Details

The eye-catching Artisan Spalted Maple Tele combines an intriguing design with flagship playability and tone from the Fender Custom Shop. The Artisan Spalted Maple Tele captures the senses by flaunting a roasted alder body and a spalted maple top that gives it a gorgeous façade, coupled with a shimmering resonance. Topped off with a 4A roasted flame maple neck with a Macassar ebony fingerboard, you have a cunning combination of tone woods that entice the eyes and ears alike.

Other features include a NOS lacquer finish, “’63 C”-shaped neck profile, 9.5”-12” compound-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, hand-wound Custom Shop Loaded Nocaster® pickups, 3-way switching, Fat ‘50s Tele wiring, gold anodized pickguard, RSD Tele bridge with compensated brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Fender®, Squier®, Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Precision Bass®, Jazz Bass® and the distinctive headstock designs commonly found on the Strat®, Tele® & P Bass® guitars are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Fender Custom Shop. This Artisan Spalted Maple Telecaster is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Our Mission

Our team of musicians fuses the spirit of the local guitar shop with the convenience of the web by creating a reliable and worry-free buying experience.

At Music Store Live, our goal is to revolutionize the way gear is bought online. It’s not just about videos and know how; it’s about the person on the other end of the line. Whether you are in Tokyo or Toledo, we invite you to experience the reality of a living online music store and help us shape the best buying experience possible. As you'll see in the video below, we're musicians just like you. We strive to offer the best gear, the best online experience, and the best personalized service in the industry. We invite you to get to know our team, and we would love the opportunity to get to know you too!

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At MusicStoreLive.com we are proud to offer free return shipping and a 30-day return policy in the 48 contiguous states on all new* items over $30. It's all part of our mission to bring the guitar shop to your living room. This policy allows you to get your gear hassle-free and try it with your own rig to be sure that it truly fits with your playing style and sound. If it doesn't work the way you had hoped we'll send you a prepaid return label and work up an exchange or issue you a refund once we get the item back in the same condition it was purchased. It's that simple.

Please allow 2-4 business days from the receiving date for returns to be processed.
  • Your order must ship to the billing address associated with your credit card, PayPal, or other method of payment (unless an alternate shipping address has been approved by an MSL Gear Specialist).
  • If you want the shipment to be held at a shipping company hub it is your responsibility to make those arrangements directly with the shipping company.
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  • We do not insure packages valued under $3,000. If you would like to add insurance for delivery or return please request it when requesting your order or initiating your return.
  • All returns are subject to a Tech Check upon arrival. Any instrument that is returned with damage, wear and tear (including pick marks), missing or replaced parts, missing protective or packing materials are not eligible for a full refund.
  • *Used / Open Box/ Vintage / Clearance items carry our same return policy, except with a 3­ day return window.
  • Orders shipped within California will be subject to 7.25% state sales tax.

In most cases we ship same day if your order is placed by 12 p.m. EST Monday thru Friday!

Return Policy Details
Is your instrument just not doing it for you? We understand and we absolutely want you to be thrilled with any gear that you buy from MusicStoreLive.com. If you're not happy with your order, you can return it to us at no charge within 30 days of delivery.

  • Customers outside the continental USA must pay their own return shipping and are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees.
  • The return policy does not apply to custom orders or modifications (pickup installs, etc)
  • Contact MSL at info@musicstorelive.com or (866) 256-5725 to begin the return process. You can request a refund, store credit, or exchange.
  • We'll provide you a return label via email.
  • Ship the item back to us in its original packaging using the provided return label.
  • Customer is responsible for returning the item to Music Store Live in its original condition.
  • A refund or exchange will be issued within 3 business days from our receipt of the returned item.
  • All returns will go through a technical inspection and are subject to a restocking fee if the item is not returned in its original condition. Restocking fee to be determined by MSL.

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  • Contact MSL at info@musicstorelive.com or (866) 256-5725 to place your initial deposit.
  • Pay it off at your convenience within 30 days.
  • $100 layaway fee for each additional month over the initial 30 days (on most items).

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