Fender Custom Shop 1962 Relic Telecaster Custom, Red Sparkle

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Product Ref: 68377

  • Custom Shop Telecaster Handmade in the USA
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Alder Body
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound '63 Single-Coil Tele Pickups
  • Red Sparkle Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Quartersawn Maple Neck with an Mid '60s Oval ''C'' Profile

Fender Custom Shop 1962 Relic Telecaster Custom, Red Sparkle


The Fender Custom Shop 1962 Relic is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Telecaster. The quartersawn Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard features a mid '60s oval ''C'' profile which provides a smooth and comfortable playing experience. The 1962 Telecaster Custom has two Custom Shop hand-wound '63 single-coil pickups that are combined with the resonant and lightweight Alder body to create the time-honored tele sparkle and snap that’s ideal for everything from country and blues.

Product Ref: 68377

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Time Machine Series by Fender

The Time Machine series is Fender's own shrine to the heritage and legacy of the pioneers who made the company what it is today. The Fender Custom Shop has reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed Time Machine series, artfully crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals all those years ago.

The Custom Shop proudly introduced an expanded selection of premium ''relic'' finishes that have been designed to replicate the worn-in vibe of a genuine vintage instrument. The Relic finish delivers an authentic worn-in wear of a guitar that has experienced many years of regular use. Each finish is specially devised to capture the authenticity of the original-era, with unparalleled breathability and resonance.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop 1962 Relic Telecaster Custom

This Custom Shop 1962 Relic Telecaster is equipped with two Custom Shop hand-wound '63 single-coil tele pickups, helping to produce the iconic telecaster snap and sparkle with modern versatility. Other premium features include an American Vintage string-thru bridge with compensated brass saddles and matching American Vintage tuners, 21 narrow jumbo frets, knurled flat-top control knobs, a brown textured Custom Shop case and a certificate of authenticity.

The Custom Shop 1962 Telecaster comes complete with a unique red sparkle finish and nitrocellulose lacquer, imparting the appearance of years of aging and use without the need for heavy wear and tear.

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: 1962 Relic® Telecaster® Custom, Rosewood Fingerboard, Red Sparkle
  • Model Number: 1551620812
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Colour: Red Sparkle

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Double-Bound Lightweight Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage String-Through-Body with Compensated Brass Saddles

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: Mid '60s Oval ''C''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5''
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650'' (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dots
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '63s Single-Coil Tele
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '63s Single-Coil Tele
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge & Neck Pickups
    • Position 3: Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top