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Fender Custom Shop Adds New Models to 2012 Limited Collection

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 17, 2012) — The Fender Custom Shop is proud to introduce five striking models to its 2012 limited collection; four guitars and one bass. The new additions join 10 previously released models, making for an impressive family built for the most discerning musicians.

    New to the collection is the 1963 Heavy Relic® Stratocaster®, which offers upgraded features and a serious relic treatment. Available in Black, it has a carefully selected alder body, mid-’60s oval “C”-shaped maple neck, 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with medium jumbo frets, Texas Special pickups (neck, middle), Duncan® JB Model™ SH-4 pickup (bridge), five-way switching and a push-pull volume pot that splits the bridge pickup.

    The 1969 Relic Stratocaster has the Custom Shop’s most requested features, including a hand-selected alder body, reverse-headstock maple neck with 1969 “U”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius round-lam maple fingerboard with medium jumbo frets, ’69-style Stratocaster pickups hand-wound by Abigail Ybarra, five-way pickup switching and modern wiring.

    A workhorse tone-machine, the 1959 Heavy Relic Telecaster® offers the kind of premium features usually reserved for master-built models. Available in Celadon Green, it features a Twisted Tele® neck pickup and Nocaster® bridge pickup—a blistering combination further intensified by a four-way pickup selector switch. Other features include a hand-selected alder body, maple neck with ’57 soft “V”-shaped profile, medium jumbo frets, and custom wiring.

    The latest additions to the growing Cabronita™ family are the Relic La Cabronita “Boracha” Jazzmaster® and Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass. Released in 2011 with a single pickup, the Cabronita Jazzmaster is now upgraded with monster-sounding dual TV Jones® Power’Tron™ pickups. Other features include a hand-selected lightweight ash body, one-piece maple neck with large “C”-shaped profile, and custom S-1™ switching. The “Boracho” bass sports a reverse lightweight ash Jazzmaster body, one-piece maple neck with “U”-shaped profile, bold-sounding TV Jones® Thunder’Blade™ pickup, and custom Greasebucket™ tone circuit. Both models are available in Black.

    All models include case, limited edition neck plate, Fender Custom Shop decal and certificate of authenticity.

    Visit www.fendercustomshop.com for more information.
  2. Considering the money problems Fender is having right now,and the prices these new guitars will go for------- good luck Fender !!!!
  3. That's a GREAT idea for a bass!!! :rollno:
  4. gwangi

    gwangi Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    That is one BUTT-UGLY bass, good luck Fender, got any other brain storms.
  5. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    I agree. The slight flame on the headstock is decent, but I don't care what the "vintage" vibe is, or who it's made by, this thing looks like it could be a First Act piece of balsa wood from Walmart.

    Wake up, Fender...a ton of other builders around the world are building way better for the same money or less.
  6. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
  7. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    unless you really want a CS Fender, I think there's better quality for price instruments that's out there than the Fender CS. Once again the "Suits thinking that this will be the Ultimate Fender blah blah blah !!!
  8. Will Kelly

    Will Kelly

    Mar 3, 2010
    Boracho (sp) translates as the 'drunken bean'.

    They also misspelled it.
  9. Not impressed at all...
  10. SAM12


    Oct 9, 2012
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 4700.00 come on is the Custom Shop getting bored? I know it's being produced in low numbers but...

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