Big River/Fender Telecaster**Metallic Copper Nitro Relic**Fender Custom Shop Texas Specials**

$ 1099.00

Big River “Moses” Tele

7lbs. 3oz.

Upw for sale is a brand newer Big River “Moses“ T – Style guitar. The body is made from Catalpa, which is similar to Ash only a bit lighter in weight and with a crazier grain structure. Then it was prepped; sanded, pore filled and sealed. It was then given one coat of our Vintage White and 10 coats on top of our custom Copper Metallic Nitro and was left to do its thing. When it was ready it was wet sanded, buffed and relic’d. The checking throughout this tele is really turned out fantastic! For the bridge I went with a Gotoh ”In Tune“ Ashtray Bridge with compensated brass saddles, which was aged in house, along with the rest of all of the hardware.

The neck is roasted maple with a rosewood fingerboard. It has a 9.5” radius, 22 medium jumbo frets that have rounded and hidden ends, a medium C shape which is a little more substantial than Fenders slim C, a bone nut and i used a set of hipshot locking tuners that I aged to match the rest of the build along with a Callaham string tree. This neck was finished with several coats of thin lacquer and then buffed out to a super smooth satin finish. 

Under the aged cream pickguard I built a vintage style harness with all premium components consisting of an Oak 3way switch, 250k CTS pots, a .047 Mallory Mustard Cap, a John Suhr treble bleed, a Puretone 4 prong input jack for extra durability, and Gavitt cloth pushback wire throughout.

For pickups I went with a killer set of Fender Custom Shop Texas Specials. Here is what they had to say about this blistering set!…

“Custom Shop Texas Special Telecaster pickups are over-wound for increased output, and are made with alnico 5 magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire for outstanding presence and midrange. Nickel/silver neck pickup cover produces clear, warm Telecaster tone; bridge pickup features height-staggered polepieces and copper-plated steel bottom plate.Features

  • Overwound enamel-coated magnet wire for increased output
  • Staggered pole pieces for balanced output
  • Alnico 5 magnets for more focus and enhanced dynamics
  • Period-correct cloth output wire and fiber bobbin”

Anyway this Tele is only! I’m loving this metallic copper color and the way it looks, feels and checks, its in my top five favorite finishes. The Texas Specials were the perfect match for this build. Grab this one quick because all of the other Metallic Cooper builds sold within 48 hours of being listed !

***Check out the Youtube Demo of these pickups down below***


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