First teased back in January, Fender has launched its latest signature model, the Jason Isbell Custom Telecaster.
Inspired by two of the ever-popular singer/songwriter's own Telecasters, the Jason Isbell Custom Tele features a double-bound, ‘59-style Telecaster Custom alder body, and a vintage-inspired mid-’60s “C”-shaped maple neck with a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard.
Sounds on the guitar come by way of a pair of custom, Tim Shaw-designed pickups, controlled by individual volume and tone knobs, and a three-way blade switch.
Additionally, the guitar boasts a road-worn finish, aged hardware, a synthetic bone nut, and a custom-modified bridge with vintage brass barrel saddles.
“This collaboration with Fender is huge for me," Isbell said in a statement. "I’ve owned and played Fender guitars since I was 12 years old and I consider their instruments to be a big part of my musical journey.
“I wanted to create a road-worn version of my go-to Telecaster guitar because you can enjoy the instrument without worrying so much about scratching it up! When I was a kid and got my brand-new Fender for Christmas, just holding the thing terrified me until it had a few dings and scratches on it. Then I felt more comfortable with it.”
The Fender Jason Isbell Custom Telecaster is available now – in a Road Worn Chocolate sunburst lacquer finish – for $1,499.
For more info on the guitar, stop by fender.com.
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