This is my favorite guitar in the shop. If they told me that I could pick any guitar and go home with it, this would be the one. Some guitars are probably worth more than this one, and some guitars that aren't worth as much, but this is the one. I have bonded with it, and I wish I could have it, but I can't because I already have too many.
It's a Tele, but it's a special one. This is a Fender Custom Shop Relic 1961 NAMM Limited Edition. This is one of those guitars that I'm going to remember, even 10 years from now when it belongs to somebody else. What I love about this guitar and a lot of Fender relics in general, and that's the neck. This neck feels phenomenal. You could say they have the worn-in unfinished feel, but there is a finish there. It feels fantastic.
I love the binding on this guitar. This is how a Custom Tele should be. There are a couple of modern features on this guitar. Most notably is the radius of the fretboard which is, 9.5” instead of 7.25”. Fender probably went with a 9.5” instead of 7.25”, because it would allow this guitar to be more playable and accessible to people that don't like the feel of a vintage radius.
For me, it's more about the fret size, and these have the tall narrows, which that's my favorite on any make or model of guitar. I think they feel perfect, there's enough height that you can still get under the strings pretty well. Some of the wiring in the pickups are Hand-Wound Texas Specials, and they sound great.
The finish is a Silver Sparkle. It reminds me a little bit of the Buck Owens Red, White, and Blue Sparkle Tele. I'm a pretty big Buck Owens fan, as you might have guessed. It does have vintage-style tuning, rosewood fretboard, and a maple neck.
It’s very Tele if that is a thing. Very Spanky.
I could play on this all day. I really love this guitar, and I hope whoever ends up with this, please, play it, don't just hang it on a wall.
If you have any questions about this guitar, of course, you can ask in the comments. You can call down here (888-794-8482) and talk to one of our fantastic sales associates, or you can hit us up on MooreGuitars.com. My name is Jon, and this is a phenomenal guitar. I hope everybody has a fantastic day.