Tele Flatheads

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by starguitar, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. starguitar

    starguitar TDPRI Member

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    I'm looking for more information on Telecaster Flatheads. Anyone know a good and reliable source of info on them (years produced, specs, etc). As best as I can tell, it was a custom shop creation with EMG pickups. Really wish the manufacturers would leave up the historical information on models/production guitars.

    Thanks!
     
  2. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Found this

    OVERVIEW
    This custom creation features a flat-front alder body with a contoured back and neck heel, 2 EMG humbucking pickups (bridge: EMG 81, neck: EMG 60), 22 jumbo frets, a 25-1/2"-scale maple neck with a 12" radius laminated ebony fingerboard, and a bone nut. Adding to its beauty is a custom nickel silver crossed-piston inlay at the 12th fret, flat black hardware and mother-of-pearl side dot markers.
    From Fender's famous Custom Shop.

    FEATURES
    Select alder body
    Lightly figured maple neck with hard V shape and polyurethane finish
    Contoured neck heel
    Round laminate ebony fingerboard
    12" radius (305 mm)
    22 jumbo frets
    Bone nut
    Nickel/silver crossed piston Inlay at 12th fret
    Mother-of-pearl side dot position inlays,
    EMG 81 humbucking pickup (neck)
    EMG 60 humbucking pickup (bridge)
    Dome tele knob volume control
    3-way toggle pickup selector
    6-saddle thru-body hard-tail Bridge
    Fender/Schaller deluxe cast/sealed staggered locking tuning machines
    Black hardware
    SPECIFICATIONS

    Flat Head Showmaster Electric Guitar

    Scale Length: 25-1/2" (648mm)
    Width at Nut: 1.6875" (43mm)
    Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
    REVIEWS
     
  3. FenderBender10

    FenderBender10 Tele-Holic

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    Sounds like a pretty killer tele minus the contour and pickups.
     
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