Fender Rustic Ash Tele joins the family

I caved in (again) and brought this home. Perhaps it was a bad decision to blog about the 2013 Rustic Ash series a few week back. I just couldn’t let the deal pass.


The Rustic Ash Tele is very light and comfy with that tummy cut found in newer American Standard guitars.


Here you can see the grains. Running my fingers along the guitar body, I can feel the grains too. I’m totally in love.


While the bend saddles and anodised aluminium pickguard may draw divided opinions, Guitarbear thinks you can’t really have everything in life. I must say that the “cold” feeling when your right hand comes in contact with the metal is quite unusual.


This is a really well-made guitar and the thin satin finish is just great. The neck is a nice modern C and I’m gravitating towards the 42.8mm nut width on these American Fenders.


Comes in a vintage style hardcase but I found something surprising. The case is made in Vietnam.


See the label that’s on the case.


The guitar sounds great in clean. It does have the Tele twang. I guess this makes a good pairing with my Strat. I still prefer the Shawbucker on my Strat for overdrive sounds.


Cookie came out to pose for a shot with the new family member. He’s telling me to keep this one. 🙂





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