The highly acclaimed Fender Select series introduces an all-new lineup for 2013. These finely crafted guitars and basses put decades of Fender expertise on display, with elegant features and design options for discerning musicians everywhere. Experience the latest figured tops, beautiful finishes, choice tone woods, figured and quartersawn maple necks with compound-radius fingerboards, an innovative new "inlaid" fingerboard design on two of the models, specially voiced pickups, and several new first-rate features that mark Fender's top-line best as remarkable instruments.
The new Fender Select Carved Blackwood Top Telecaster® SH is powerful, beautiful and light, with a chambered alder body, gorgeous carved Tasmanian blackwood top and hand-stained black cherry burst finish with gloss lacquer topcoat. Its modern "C"-shaped flame maple neck has a satin lacquer finish and Bi-Flex™ truss rod system; the compound radius rosewood fingerboard (9.5"-14") has 22 medium jumbo frets.
Other premium features include a new Wide Range Special humbucking neck pickup and Fender Select Telecaster single-coil bridge pickup with three-way switching, heavy-knurled chrome control knobs, American Standard Telecaster bridge with bent steel saddles and stamped brass plate, deluxe staggered locking tuners and Fender Select headstock medallion.
|Model Name||Fender Select Carved Blackwood Top Telecaster® SH|
|Color||Black Cherry Burst|
|Neck Shape||Modern "C"|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Fret Size||Medium Jumbo|
|Fingerboard Radius||9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)|
|Neck Material||Flame Maple|
|Nut Width||1.685" (42.8 mm)|
|Scale Length||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Bridge Pickup||Fender® Select Single-Coil Telecaster®|
|Neck Pickup||Wide Range Special Humbucking|
|Pickup Switching||3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Controls||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Bridge||American Standard Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate|
|String Nut||Synthetic Bone|
|Tuning Machines||Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking|
|Strings||Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features||Fender Select Headstock Medallion, Black "Barrel" Switch Tip, Black Pickup Bezels|
|Control Knobs||Heavy Knurled Chrome|