Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Heavy Relic Tele-Aged Butterscotch


Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Heavy Relic Tele-Aged Butterscotch.

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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Heavy Relic Tele in Aged Butterscotch Blonde.

You are probably aware of this brand new 2021 model if you are reading this.

The Fender Custom Shop has outdone itself with this beauty!

Comes as pictured with EVERYTHING included and guitar is in NEW, unplayed condition.

It was purchased by a collector (original receipt is even included with the paperwork) and not played until it came into my possession.

Incredible guitar that you can save over a grand off the price of a new one!


The story:

Developed by Seth Lover, who joined Fender in 1971, the “cunife” pickup features a two-coil humbucking design that uses 12 cunife screws connected on the bottom by a steel plate. Cunife is an alloy named for its three constituent metals—copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and iron (Fe)—and in instrument pickups it produces a distinctive “hi fidelity” sound with rich bass and clear treble, and they never lose their attack or definition when pushed. We used samples of the original magnets to develop these pickups over a two-year period, and we’ve brought the material back exactly as it was 40 years ago. The “Blackguard Tele” has been and still is to this day our most popular guitar, and for good reason. The Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Tele Heavy Relic combines elements of the classic Blackguard Tele with custom features including the cunife neck pickup and a Bigsby B-5 bridge and tailpiece making for a tantalizing combination that would inspire any player.

The guitar features a two-piece select ash body, one-piece tinted rift-sawn maple neck with 11/’56 off-center “V” back-shape, and 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets. Hand-wound ’50-’51 Blackguard Tele (bridge) and wide-range cunife (neck) pickups feature three-way switching and Dual Stack HS Tele wiring. Additional features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard, Bigsby B-5 bridge and tailpiece for classic vibrato tone, vintage-style tuners, bone nut and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.


-Model Name
Limited Edition Cunife Blackguard Tele® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Butterscotch Blonde
-Model #
Limited Edition
-Country Of Origin
Butterscotch Blonde
2-Piece Lightweight Select Ash
-Body Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
-Body Shape
-Neck Material
Rift Sawn Maple
-Neck Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
-Neck Shape
11/56 Off Center “V”
-Scale Length
25.5″ (648 mm)
-Fingerboard Radius
9.5″ (241 mm)
-Number of Frets
-Frets Size
Narrow Tall
-String Nut
-Nut Width
1.650″ (42 mm)
-Position Inlays
Micarta Black Dot
-Truss Rods
Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
-Bridge Pickup
Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard
-Neck Pickup
Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking
Volume, Tone
-Pickup Switching
3-Position Toggle
-Pickup Configuration
Bigsby® B5 Bridge and Tailpiece
-Hardware Finish
-Tuning Machines
Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
1-Ply Black
-Control Knobs
Knurled Chrome
Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
-Case/Gig Bag
Deluxe Tweed Hardshell
Right Hand