Butterscotch Blonde Fender Telecaster (road-worn, heavy relic)
This Telecaster started its life as a run-of-the-mill mid-2000's Fender Squier Butterscotch Blonde model Tele that someone decided to do a relic job on. I found it on the local classified listing and became interested, given the guitar looked a lot like the original Butterscotch Tele Paul Weller currently plays. I bought it, liked it, but changed out necks from the amateurishly-done neck it came with to this higher quality, heavy relic, Fender-licensed, skunk striped maple neck (includes a Fender spaghetti-style 1950's logo) from a California artisan. I also changed out the bridge and saddles to the vintage type (also relic), and added a heavy relic ashtray bridge cover. I then had my luthier line the pickup cavity with copper shielding, put wax lining inside the lipstick neck pickup for additional noise reduction, added a vintage style relic jack, and viola... This guitar looks fabulous, feels really solid, and plays quite easily. Still looking for an old beaten up Fender case to go with it... $800 on its own.