Fender this morning released specs on what is undoubtedly one of the sexier instruments they’ve introduced this year––the new Spalted Maple Custom Telecaster, the latest edition to Fender’s Special Edition Series.
According to their website the guitar will feature a number of unique stats, not least of which is a gorgeous Spalted Maple veneer top, which sits atop a mahogany body, and comes fully adorned with cream binding on the body & neck. Other materials include a single-piece mahogany neck (w/slim “C” shape,) and a rosewood fretboard with super-flat 15.75″ radius (and 22 jumbo frets.)
The guitar will also deviate from traditional Tele electronics, sporting instead a pair of Seymour Duncan humbucker pickups––‘59 Reverse Polarity at the neck, Pearly Gates Plus at the bridge––3-way pickup switching, master volume control, and a master tone control with push/pull coil-tapping.
Other features will include oversized abalone dot inlays, graphite nut, 6-saddle strings-through-body bridge, cast/sealed tuners, and chrome hardware. Case not included, and no word on pricing at this time.