Fender Select Carved Blackwood Top Telecaster® SH


Model #: 0170318861
Fender Select Carved Blackwood Top Telecaster® SH, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black Cherry Burst

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La nuova Fender Select Carved Blackwood-Top Telecaster HS è potente, bellissima e leggera, con un corpo in ontano con camere tonali, una meravigliosa tavola armonica scavata in blackwood della Tasmania e una finitura Natural mordenzata a mano con laccatura lucida. Il suo manico in acero fiammato a forma modern “C” presenta una finitura in vernice satinata ed è dotato del sistema truss rod Bi-Flex™; la tastiera in palissandro a raggio di curvatura variabile (9,5”-14”) presenta 22 tasti medium jumbo.

Tra gli altri punti di forza, un nuovo pickup humbucker Wide Range Special al manico e un pickup single coil Fender Select Telecaster al ponte , selettore a tre vie, manopole di controllo cromate zigrinate, ponte American Standard Telecaster con sellette in acciaio piegato e piastra in ottone stampata, meccaniche deluxe autobloccanti sfalsate e medaglione Fender Select sulla paletta.

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drgreg on March 6, 2014 (updated March 16, 2014)

Having purchased a new black/gold/rosewood Tele Elite in 1984, and still finding it an enduringly fabulous and versatile guitar, I am, admittedly, a fan of special edition Telecasters. Still, there have been times when I would long for that single-coil sound, and the music I play now demands it more than the rock I played in the '80s. Along came the Carved Blackwood Top Telecaster Select, and I knew this was the one. The physical beauty of the guitar, so enticing in a photo, delivers in the flesh. The feel and balance of the guitar, lightweight, chambered, and contoured, are a delight. I've made no adjustments to the guitar since un-boxing it, and the action and intonation are all that they should be. As for the pickups - the single coil does what it's supposed to in a Tele (twang, bite, and snap, with plenty of bass), and the humbucker is a revelation, from sultry jazz tones to meaty blues overdrive. If I'm lucky, I'll live another 30 years to explore the possibilities offered by this exquisite instrument.

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General

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Model Name: Fender Select Carved Blackwood Top Telecaster® SH, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black Cherry Burst
Model Number: 0170318861
Series: Fender® Select
Color: Black Cherry Burst

Body

Body
Body Material: Chambered Alder with Carved Tasmanian Blackwood Top
Body Finish: Hand-Stained with Gloss-Lacquer Topcoat
Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Flame Maple
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Truss Rods: Bi-Flex™
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Fender Select Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup: Wide Range Special Humbucking
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Standard Strings-Through-Body Tele with Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking
Pickguard: None
Control Knobs: Heavy Knurled

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Fender Select Headstock Medallion, Black "Barrel" Switch Tip, Black Pickup Bezels
Included Accessories: Cable, Strap, Cloth