Fender Custom Shop Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster, Sunburst

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  • Custom Shop Signature Telecaster Handmade in the USA
  • Maple and Alder Body with a Figured Maple Top
  • Custom Shop ­­­Texas Special Single-Coil Pickups
  • 2-Colour Sunburst Finish with Urethane
  • Figured Maple Neck with a ''C'' Profile

Fender Custom Shop Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster, Sunburst


The Fender Custom Shop Merle Haggard Signature is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Telecaster electric guitar. The figured Maple neck with Maple fingerboard features a ''C'' profile which provides a smooth and comfortable playing experience. The Merle Haggard Signature has two Texas Special single-coil pickups which combine with the resonant Maple/Alder body and 6-saddle string-through bridge to produce the time-honored Fender Telecaster tonality that is ideal for on stage and in the studio.

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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 Merle Haggard Signature

The Custom Shop Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster is equipped with two Custom Shop Texas Special™ single-coil pickups and 4-way pickup switching. This configuration helps to produce a high-output with the warm, clear telecaster tonality along with modern versatility that is ideal for on stage and in the studio. Other premium features include ivoroid body binding and matching single-ply ivoroid pickguard, a set neck and deep carved heel, Merle Haggard signature on the headstock and a mother of pearl ''Tone Dog'' headstock inlay.

This signature model comes complete with a stunning two-colour sunburst and urethane body finish, a range of Custom Shop accessories, a deluxe brown 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: Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Colour Sunburst
  • Model Number: 0100402803
  • Series: Artist
  • Colour: 2-Colour Sunburst

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Maple Center Block and Select Alder Wings with Tone Chambers
  • Top Material: Laminated Figured Maple Top
  • Body Finish: Urethane
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle String-Through with Block-Style Saddles

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Figured Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Shape: ''C''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25'' (184.1mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650'' (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: Dots
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Custom

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Texas Special™ Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Texas Special™ Single-Coil
  • Controls:
    • Master Tone
    • Master Volume
  • Pickup Switching: 4-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel)
    • Position 3: Neck Pickup
    • Position 4: Neck and Bridge (In Series)
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Hardware Finish: Gold Plated
  • Tuning Machines: Gold Plated Fender/Schaller Elite Die-Cast with Pearloid Buttons
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome

Included Accessories

  • Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • Cable
  • Custom Shop Picks
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Certificate of Authenticity