Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Wildwood 10 1955 Telecaster by Greg Fessler - Heavy Relic
This 1955 Telecaster from Masterbuilder Greg Fessler is a true blonde bombshell! Of course, Mr. Fessler's heavily-relic'd finish looks outstanding, but this serial is a tonal heart-stopper too! It's quite snappy, and it responds to your right lightning fast with an impeccably articulate woody, percussive attack. The high end here is loaded with beautiful sparkling overtones, the midrange growls, and the low end is nice and tight. In the bridge position, you'll find the sort of Joe Strummer-approved bell-like clang that makes playing big, crashing chords and absolute joy through a distorted amp. Of course, all you need to do to access glorious jangle and twang is flip to the clean channel. Switching to the neck position gives you a wonderful mellow sound. The neck pickup's lows are warm and its highs are smooth and clear. The midrange is also quite delightful--lots of vocal, almost Strat-like quack that motivates you to play expressive, soulful leads and smooth rhythms. Anyone looking for a Tele with classic sounds for days will love this fearsome Fessler!
The Man Behind the Tone
Greg Fessler came to the Fender Custom Shop in 1990 and worked his way up through the ranks as an apprentice. He assisted with the Robben Ford signature line of guitars, eventually became the sole builder of those instruments, and finally wound up becoming Ford’s personal guitar-maker. Fessler has built one-off Stratocaster and Telecaster models for a host of players, including Joe Bonnamasa, Jeff Healey, Hank Marvin, John Mayer, Rhonda Smith, Neil Schon and Pete Wentz. Fessler’s remarkable abilities have earned him accolades from many Fender artists and discerning customers worldwide, and every instrument he builds exemplifies the meticulous attention to detail and intense commitment it takes to earn the title of Master Builder.
|Brand||Fender Custom Shop|
|Model||Masterbuilt Dealer Select Wildwood "10" '55 Telecaster|
|Finish Color||Aged White Blonde|
|Finish Type||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Master Builder||Greg Fessler|
|Neck Wood||Quarter Sawn Maple|
|Neck Shape||'54 "U"|
|Neck Dimensions||.900 1st - .990 12th|
|Fingerboard Radius||Exclusive Wildwood Custom "10" Radius|
|Width at Nut||1.650"|
|Frets||21 6105 Narrow Tall|
|Pickups||Josefina Handwound Twisted Tele wound to Wildwood Specification|
|Controls||Volume, Tone, 3-Position Switch|
|Tuners||Vintage Style with Nickel Buttons|
|Case||Limited Edition Hardshell Case with Embroidered Custom Shop Logo|
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