DISC Fender Custom Shop John 5 Signature Bigsby Telecaster, Black

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  • Custom Shop Signature Bigsby Telecaster Handmade in the USA
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Select Ash Body
  • Seymour Duncan Humbucker and Custom Shop ''Twisted'' Pickups
  • Black Finish with Urethane
  • Maple Neck with a Modern ''C'' Profile

DISC Fender Custom Shop John 5 Signature Bigsby Telecaster, Black


The Fender Custom Shop John 5 Signature Bigsby is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Telecaster electric guitar. The Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard features a modern ''C'' profile which provides a smooth and comfortable playing experience. The John 5 Signature has an Seymour Duncan humbucking bridge pickup and a Custom Shop ''Twisted'' neck pickup which combine with the resonant Ash body and 6-saddle Bigsby vibrato bridge to produce the time-honored telecaster tonality that's ideal for everything from country and blues to rock and jazz.

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Artist Signature Series by Fender

The world's greatest artists have come to Fender Custom Shop for decades in search of their perfect instruments. Artfully crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and toolings used to create the originals, Fender offers the same artist instruments to you, built in the same shop by the same skilled craftsmen.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop John 5 Signature Bigsby®

The Custom Shop John 5 Signature Bigsby® Telecaster is equipped with a HS pickup configuration, consisting of a Seymour Duncan® Hot Rails humbucking bridge pickup and a Custom Shop ''Twisted'' single-coil neck pickup, as well as 3-way pickup switching. Other premium and unique features include a black painted headstock with a 3-over/3-under modified Tele XII headstock shape, narrow dot inlay spacing, a chrome applique decal, deluxe cast/sealed locking tuners and a 4-bolt serialized neck plate.

This signature model comes complete with a classic black and urethane body finish, plus a range of Custom Shop accessories, a hardshell case and a Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Telecaster

The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster. An indispensable instrument, the Telecaster was the world's first successful solid-body electric guitar. Perfected after two years of development - and a name change or two - the Telecaster debuted in February 1951 and began its steady ascent towards the stage and studio. Ingeniously engineered with the ability to be heard both loud and clear, it was a marvel of simple design elegance and workhorse functionality. It is perhaps fitting testimony to its essential original rightness that the Telecaster design has hardly changed ever since.


  • Model Name: John 5 Bigsby® Signature Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black
  • Model Number: 0155500806
  • Series: Artist
  • Colour: Black

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Select Ash
  • Body Finish: Urethane
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Binding: Double-Bound White
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Adjustable Bridge with Fender® Bigsby® Vibrato Tailpiece

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Modern ''C''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12'' (305mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875'' (42.86mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Hot Rails Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop ''Twisted'' Single-Coil Tele
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups
    • Position 3: Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: HS
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Locking
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Chrome

Included Accessories

  • Deluxe Case
  • Cable
  • Strap
  • Custom Shop 4-Pack of Picks
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Certificate of Authenticity