Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition CuNiFe Tele Custom Bigsby - Aged Natural Relic
Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is what the Fender Custom Shop is all about! Taking something classic and timeless, and putting extra detail and imagination into the instrument to create an iconic collectible masterpiece.
You are looking at the photos of this Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition CuNiFe Tele Custom Bigsby model is Aged Natural Relic, drooling right now...But maybe there's some of you who also have a question - What the hell is CuNiFe?
Cunife is an alloy of copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), iron (Fe) which featured in the in the original 1970's Fender Wide-Range humbucking pickups designed by famed pickup pioneer Seth Lover. That original composition recipe for magnets kinda became redundant in the world and so all the wide-range pickups of recent years - while good - never had the legendary tone of the originals. It took Fender four decades to finally be able to get its hands on the right material supply to be able to faithfully reproduce those sought-after CuNiFe pickups!
Not to be outdone, the bridge pickup is a great partner to the CuNiFe neck pickup - A roaring Fender Custom Shop hand-wound Taxes Special balances the tone of this beast out nicely.
The body of this guitar is extraordinarily unique, starting with a beautiful Ash body complimented with a Knotty Pine top - What if you look closely in the photos, you'll see the Pine actually has incredible birdseye patterns through it which is usually more commonly seen on timbers like Maple.
The neck is a perfect piece of quartersawn AA-grade Flame Maple topped with a AAA-grade Rosewood fingerboard fitted with narrow-tall fretwire. The shape of the neck is relatively slim '60s oval C-style profile and the fingerboard features a 9.5" fingerboard radius.
The B5 Bigsby bridge and tailpeice add a phenomenally fun and rare dimension to the experience of playing a Telecaster, which usually never features any sort of vibrato units.
This guitar ships with a Fender G&G hardcase, Fender Custom Shop leather strap and certificaste of authenticity.