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1962 Telecaster

1962 Telecaster

This guitar is built by Japanese and Korea luthiers, it is with excellent quality and reasonable price. You can choose from all kinds of finish, wood and hardware. Left handed is also available!

This is a customized guitar, it was made according to our customer's requests, if you don't like the settings of this guitar, and want a personalized body shape, finish, logo, woods or hardware, please email us to place the order.


Our Custom Made 1962 Telecaster



1962 Telecaster

Body Wood


Neck Wood







Dots Inlay

Scale Length







1 Volume 1 Tone, 3-way Switch


Standard Tele Bridge


3-Tone Sunburst Finish (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish))




Chrome Hardware



About the original guitar-1962 Telecaster


The Telecaster Custom has always been a classic canvas for for Fender, and the Limited 1962 Heavy Relic Telecaster Custom takes that platform and smashes it against the wall! Fender wanted to make a completely torn-up Tele that looks like it had been played in every juke joint in Mississippi, and this is the result. The guitar features a large "C" shaped neck with a flatter radius and bigger frets to allow smooth bending and lower action, and a hand-wound Abby Hot Nocaster bridge pickup along with our Twisted Tele neck pickup.



The Fender Custom Shop "Heavy Relic" treatment creates guitars that are super worn-in, like your favorite pair of jeans. They show the natural wear and tear from years of heavy use — nicks, scratches, worn finish, rusty hardware and aged plastic parts.
Fender made this special 1962 Fender Telecaster Relic based on John Frusciante' 62 Telecaster guitar.John Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Since John pwned the 62 telecaster guitar,he has played it so much that it became so worn. The 1962 Fender Telecaster Relic effect is just like it.
Our Replicated 1962 Telecaster
The 1962 Telecaster guitars are very rare, there are only 50 pcs in 3 Tone Sunburst worldwide. Most of them are collected by Telecaster fans, and it is very hard to find one on the market today. If you want to own the guitar, you have to wait for your luck buying one or specially customize it, but the prices of both ways a sky-high, costing more than thousands of dollars. Most guitarists and lovers can't afford it at all. What a pity!




In the past years, many of our customers also talked about the guitars with us, and hope we can make replicas of it. So to realize their dreams, we launched the 1962 Telecaster guitars. Our replicated telecaster relic guitars are made with-worn spots, nicks, scratches, rusty hardware, and aged plastic parts and so on, all these features are very detail exactly with the original relic guitar. 
All guitars in our custom shop are created by the craftsmen who are famous worldwide. Besides, we also have some professional tuners who are specially responsible for testing and tuning guitars' tone. Every guitar before shipping, we repeately test and tune to make sure it is nearest to the original one in tone. So you can be assured about the quality...
If you are looking for a guitar like this now, don't pass it by...
More info about our replicated 1962 Telecaster!




Like the originals, our replicated 1962 Telecaster is treated with the Heavy Relic treatment. This means the guitar is finished to resemble an instrument that has enjoyed a long life of heavy use. This includes significant wear and tear to the finish, dings to the body, neck, and headstock, and aged hardware. The end result is an instrument that looks like it's been around for a while and plays like a well broken-in instrument. 











Our replicated 1962 Telecaster boasts a tinted, quartersawn maple neck- a smart choice for tone-savvy guitarists. Quartersawn wood is much more rigid than flatsawn wood, which means it vibrates better, which means more tone for you!





The 25.5 inch scale length neck is made of maple with a rosewood fretboard. Rosewood gives the guitar a slightly darker tone than that of maple. The neck's profile is the modern large 'C' shape which is considered by many to be the faster and easiest neck profile. It has a nitrocellulose lacquer finish which was used at the time. All these features are strictly followed by our replicated 1962 Telecaster Relic.







All our replicated 1962 Telecaster is painted with nitrocellulose lacquer like the originals. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which is thinner than modern polyurethane finishes, will allow this alder body to sing loud and clear.



Our replicated 1962 Telecaster is simply phenomenal! With a great sound! Very well built and sounds like a rock guitar should. It cuts through very well and plays very fast because of the special neck. Very NICE!
Of course, about relic effect, every people have his own idea. our telecaster relic is surely not the best. But you can send us your present pictures, and also can send us your idea, we can specially make it for you according to your requirements. As we are a custom shop, our aim is to give you everything you need to make a personalizing custom guitar!
About Painting-Nitrocellulose lacquer
When talking about lacquer used in the guitars making, there are mainly two kinds, including polyurethane lacquer and nitrocellulose lacquer. But the most special is nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitrocellulose lacquer has more advantages than Polyurethane lacquer, like quick-drying, tough film, abrasion, high chemicas and water resistance. Regardless of past, present or future, only high-quality, expensive guitars use this kind of lacquer.



Therefore, we pay great attention to painting when making the 1962 Telecaster Guitars. Just as the original guitar, the Nitrocellulose lacquer finish is applied, sanded, and buffed by hand; namely, more care is put into the finishing process. This extra care is intended to make the guitars look like gently aged and well-cared-for vintage guitars. Nitrocellulose lacquer helps the guitars 'breathe' better and won't affect the guitar's shock, therefore to resonate and sustain more freely, making them much better instruments.
But, as we all know, when using, Nitrocellulose lacquer needs painting and sanding repeatedly, for more than dozens of times. This process often do great harm to painters. But polyurethane lacquer just needs painting and sanding for just few times. Therefore, guitars painted with Nitrocellulose lacquer will be higher than other guitars, pls understand!!!
About Pickups 
It is worth mentioning that the pickups we select are Wilkinson pickups. We have to admit that Wilkinson pickups are not as good as the original pickups. But they are more attractive in quality and price, saving much money for our customers. Most of our customers reflected the pickups are beyond their imagination, stable and reliable enough!

Of course! If you insist on the original pickups, and we can find them on the market, and can afford it. We are pleasant to install the original pickups for your guitars. But the price will be much higher than guitars with Willinson pickups. Be prepared!!! 


Fender Telecaster Relic Guitars Wall


Here you can see some other Fender Relic Guitars. If you are a fan of them, you can customize any one here in our custom shop. It is our pleasure to realize your guitar dream.




All available in our Custom shop!



Relic Creativity


You supply the Imagination. We'll supply the Craftsmanship.
Like any kinds of custom guitars, who knows what kind of relic guitars you prefer to? Absoultely only you!
It’s your individual tastes and imagination, any kinds of relic styles, heavy relic, slight relic, or any others, they are all up to you. Making a Relic Guitar can be as simple as making small changes to one of our existing models, also can be as complex as creating a complete new design that exists only in your vision. With access to the world’s most respected and experienced luthiers, our custom shop can literally turn your dreams into reality.
As a professional guitar custom shop, our aim is to try our best to make a personalizing custom guitar for you. You can send us your present pictures, also can tell us your ideals or anything others, we will make it for you!
Our Relic Custom Service
Our relic department has just set up, and these relic products were made for display in a hurry. Many details of them may be not perfect yet, so welcome your criticism on them at any time. Besides, some details are limited by time, instead of our ability. To show our sincerity, when placing orders on relic guitars, all customers can just pay a small part of deposit (even just $10 is ok). Then We can carefully make it according to your requests, repeatly check with you about details, modify and make progress...until meet your satisfaction. Don't be afraid to bring us troubles. Our customer service staff and other workers are pleasant to exchange with our customers, as they can learn new knowledge and get some exercise from the process.
Besides, to make the best Relic Guitars for you, we specially employ some professional craftsmen to be responaible for this part. All these craftsmen have been engaged in this field for most of their lives and are talented and experienced in the field of musical instruments. So you can trust our guitars' quality.
Aiming to build your dream guitar!
If  you don’t like the guitar above and you want a guitar dreamed for so long,what to do? It’s so easy,please send the picture and the parameters of the guitar you want.We only need Pics and specs, and we can make the guitar same with your original guitar. You wonder learn Why? Pls click here to find the answer. Send your dream guitar pics and specs to us, let us make it come true together.
All the guitars we built are based on our customers’ requests. There are so many different options for you to choose if you don’t want a standard one, you can check our custom shop  for the details. The best way to go about obtaining this information for you is to contact us and let us know what you’re looking for. We can discuss these options and figure out what is the best for you. Your business is important to us and we want to provide you with the best customer service we are capable of. We want this to be the best guitar-buying experience you’ve ever had.
And please, don’t be hesitate to contact us if you have any question.


Notice For All Buyers:
Thank you for your attention. Here are something you might want to know about this guitar.

1. This guitar is available in both right handed and left handed version. Even it is not showing in lefty version, we still able to customize this guitar in left handed for you. You just have to tell us when you place the order.

2. If you want to place the order, just send us email, we will help you to place your customize order.

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Anonymous user

5 Star Rating: Recommended

how much is this 1962 relic

Administrator, service Reply:
Dear Customer , pls check your email.
Anonymous user

0 Star Rating: Recommended

Hey, I like this guitar; 62 sunburst tele. question: 1. could you do a light relic instead of the heavy relic? 2. could i have you put in Fralin Tele pickups? 3. can you do a HUGE fat neck? Thanks and look forward to hearing back for you, Johnny

Administrator, Stephanie Reply:

Glad to serve you, sorry for the late reply. We have already answered your question, pls check your email box.


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