Fender Custom Shop Dealer Select Wildwood 10 Relic-Ready 1962 Telecaster Custom

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From Wildwood's site:
 Let's get relic-ready to rumble Over the years, Wildwood Guitars has sold thousands of relic’d Fender guitars. The incredible response that we’ve gotten from our Wildwood Tens is proof that most of the guitar-playing world loves instruments that marry modern convenience with vintage look, feel, and sound. We’ve also learned that there are plenty of pickers out there that like the distressed vintage look, but feel a little strange about playing a guitar that they didn’t relic themselves through everyday use. For these guitarists, each ding and scratch is a punctuation mark in the story of their instrument, and they want to be in charge of what happens in the tale of their axe.

Obviously, this is easier said than done. If you want to make an NOS finish look vintage through good ‘ol fashioned playwear, you usually have to play it for so long that it actually becomes vintage in the process. You could put your guitar in a trash bag of burned leaves and relic it yourself like one of my coworkers, but your house will smell horrible the moment you bring it inside. Frankly, few people have enough resources, energy, or training to make it look as good as the Fender Custom Shop’s builders can.

So, these players have been in a pickle until now. How do you make a new guitar look vintage without having to wait thirty years or resort to crazy schemes involving bags of burning leaves? Well, we at Wildwood Guitars are proud to introduce our answer: a new line of Wildwood Tens that we have dubbed “relic-readies.”

These Custom Shop creations are just like the heavy-relic guitars that have been a shop staple for years—same wood, same electronics, same hardware, and same outstanding build quality—except we snatch them away from Fender before they have a chance to actually do the relic job. The result is a guitar that accumulates wear-and-tear at an exponentially higher rate than normal. So, it’ll look like a guitar that’s been gigged for thirty years after just a couple birthdays. Finally, YOU can be the one to make your guitar look vintage!

After playing and ogling the first batch of these guitars, we feel confident that this line is easily one of the coolest collaborations in the history of our friendship with Fender’s Custom Shop! At Wildwood, we’ve been doing our best to tell our guitars’ stories as faithfully as we can for thirty-four years. Now, we are excited to step aside and give the reins to our exceptional customers. What sort of interesting tales will you carve into these finishes? We can’t wait to find out with you!
Tonal Evaluation This surf green sweetheart sings like Nina Simone! My favorite part of this serial is its haunting, expressive midrange. This is the sort of instrument that seems to have ghosts in the wood--it certainly inspired me to play beyond my abilities! The neck pickup sounds sort of like Billy Holliday near the end of her career: husky, warm, open, and full of character. The bridge pickup sounds more like Mrs. Simone--booming and powerful in the low register but raspy and soulful in the high register. This is the sort of Telecaster that will make you play a solo, listen back, and go "did I just play that?" But, it isn't just a solo machine! Its midrange-heavy voice ensures that it will cut through any mix without stepping on your vocalist or your bassist's toes, and it sounds MEAN through a distorted amp. Anyone looking for an otherworldly Telecaster that will pull them to new heights of expression should check this surf green beauty out! Specifications: Brand  Fender Custom Shop Model Dealer Select Wildwood "10" Custom Telecaster

Finish Color Faded Surf Green

Aging Relic-Ready

Finish Type Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Weight 7.21 lbs

Body Wood Double-bound Alder (2-Piece)

Neck Wood Quartersawn Maple

Neck Shape '60 Oval "C"

Neck Dimensions .820 1st - .890 12th

Fingerboard AAA Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius Exclusive Wildwood Custom "10" Radius

Inlays Clay Dot

Scale Length 25.5"

Width at Nut 1.650"

Nut Material Bone

Frets 6105

Pickups Josefina Handwound Twisted Tele wound to Wildwood Specification

Controls Volume, Tone, 3-Position Switch

Hardware Nickel

Tuners Aged Vintage Style with Nickel Buttons

Pickguard 3-Ply Mint

Case Limited Edition Hardshell Case with Embroidered Custom Shop Logo


I'm the original owner. Purchased new from Wildwood 1/2018. It has a very delicate finish. I have played "noodled" at home 10-12 times for 5-10 minutes. It mainly sits in the closet therefore I'm selling to someone who knows the value of a Fender Custom Shop guitar and that will actually play it. Due to the "relic-ready" finishing process, the nitro is beginning to do what it was intended. An overall sinking into the wood has started and it will begin to look "vintage" worn in short order with playing. This is what it was meant to do. Please take a good look at the pictures. Ask any questions. It comes from an adult, non-smoking, pet-free, humidified home. Sold as-is. Wildwood still has this listed on their website for some reason even though I have purchased it. Obviously it is a special guitar. Make it yours today.

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Listed3 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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