Masterbuilt G. Fessler 1963 Telecaster

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The Fender Custom shop makes guitars for all the greats. Clapton, Beck, Sambora, Haggard, Bettencourt, Richards, Guy, Gatton, Malmasteen, you name it.  The guys in the custom shop are the guys hand-building each of these guitars, one at a time.  They make some guitars that we mortals can get as well.

Here is an example of a custom “one-off” guitar based on a 1963 Telecaster that was made by one of the most sought after custom shop luthiers, Greg Fessler. Greg’s meticulous attention to detail and ability to consistently make amazing instruments has earned him a devoted following of obsessed guitarists and collectors.

Here’s Greg’s Fender bio:

Greg Fessler came to the Fender Custom Shop in 1990, working his way up through the ranks as an apprentice. He assisted with the Robben Ford signature line of guitars, eventually becoming the sole builder of those instruments and, later, Ford’s personal builder. Fessler has built one-off Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars for a host of players, including the late bluesman Jeff Healey, Rhonda Smith (Prince), Neil Schon and 311 to name only a few.

Fessler’s unique abilities as a master builder have earned him accolades from many Fender artists and from discerning customers worldwide. His meticulous attention to detail is exemplified in every instrument he creates, each of which is a perfect example of the intense commitment it takes to earn the title of master builder.

This Telecaster is truly something special. Like all great Telecasters, it is incredibly light, and like all great guitars, it has incredible resonance, even when unplugged.  The highly figured bird’s eye maple neck is absolutely stunning, and the rosewood fingerboard is straight grained super select. The frets are medium-jumbo, with a 9.5 degree radius neck for better string bending, Joe Barden style bridge. Mint condition.

Fender Greg Fessler Masterbuilt 1963 Telecaster: $6375.00

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