2014 Fender Custom Shop Junkyard Dog '51 Telecaster Relic
For your consideration Garrett Park Guitars presents this 2014 Fender Custom Shop Junkyard Dog '51 Telecaster Relic.
Fender's Custom Shop is known worldwide for their amazing guitars. Garrett Park Guitars commissioned Fender Custom Shop to make special limited edition Dealer Select models incorporating many features that make these guitars incredible to own and play.
The 1951 Telecasters are one of the best years for black guard Teles. The Junkyard Dog '51 Telecaster begins with a figured ash body sorted for lightweight and finished with light relic aging. We asked our friend, Lindy Fralin, to design pickups for each of these custom models and the results are outstanding. Lindy personally wound each pickup and his signature can be found on the bottom of each one. The result is a pickup that is powerful and expressive, truly bringing out the best of the ash bodies.
We asked Fender to use wax paper capacitors to replicate the exquisite tone of the original '50s black guard Teles, we also chose Electrosocket inputs which affixes directly to the body, keeping the cable in place and never coming out. In addition, we asked Fender to not rust the moving parts so that they are fully functional, as well as use solely slot screws to maintain the traditional construction.
We chose a 9.5 " radius and 6105 frets to improve the bending of notes while also asking Fender to duplicate the neck profiles used by the late Masterbuilder John English. The neck has a C shape profile, measuring .860" at the 1st fret and .980" at the 12th fret. The nut width is 1.650" and the butt width is 2.200".
These incredible guitars all have special certificates and an owners package from Garrett Park Guitars. Simply put, they are truly amazing!